Famed Record Executive Clive Davis Comes Out The Closet In New Memoir
Legendary record executive, producer and Rock-and-Roll Hall Of Famer, Clive Davis, comes out of the closet in his new memoir, Soundtrack to My Life.
The man who is responsible for bringing the world such acts as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson reveals that after a period of "soul searching and self-analysis," Davis separated from his second wife in 1985, and says that he went on to have simultaneous relationships with two women and a man.
Via Rolling Stone:
In a candid five-page section toward the end of the book, due in stores today, he writes that he first had a s*xual encounter with a man during "the era of Studio 54." "On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his s*xual overtures," writes Davis, who says he had only been with women before. Being with a man, he writes, provided "welcome relief."
Davis went on to reveal that he entered a monogamous relationship with a male doctor in 1990 that lasted until 2004. Since that relationship ended, he's been in a relationship with another man to this day.
The multiple-time Grammy winner says that his relationship with one of his sons, Mitchell, was deeply affected after he came out to him but worked out their differences after one "very trying year."
The book serves as an overdue sequel to his 1975 memoir, Clive: Inside the Record Business.