Clive Davis is one of the most legendary figures working in the music industry today. The record executive and producer founded Arista Records and famously made Whitney Houston, well, famous. At 80, Davis has come out with "The Soundtrack of My Life," a memoir that recounts much of his illustrious career. He also reveals, for the first time, that he's been in relationships with men (and currently is too).
It began in the "era of Studio 54," but after he separated from his wife in the mid-80s, he had a 14-year relationship with a male doctor. "After my second marriage failed, I met a man who was also grounded in music. Having only had loving relationships and sexual intimacy with women, I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have that with a male, and found that I could."
Davis was married twice to women and has four children and six grandchildren. He also writes that his coming out really hurt his relationship with one of his sons at first, but after a "trying year" they put aside their differences.
The book comes out today, and he'll also be talking with Katie Couric on her show about his bisexuality. "I'm still attracted to women," he said. "You don't have to be one thing or another. For me, it's the person."
It's too bad that he felt he had to wait this long, but maybe he will inspire others in similar situations in the music industry.
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