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Clive Davis comes out in memoir

Legendary music mogul Clive Davis has released a memoir titled The Soundtrack of My Life, and in a review by Rolling Stone magazine, it is revealed that Davis, the father of four who has been married twice, both times to women, has come out as bisexual in the book. He had his first sexual encounter with a man at Studio 54 nightclub and since then has had relationships with both men and women. He is currently involved with a man, and they have been together for the past seven years.

From Rolling Stone:

Davis, who has been married and divorced twice, has never before publicly addressed his sexuality. In a candid five-page section toward the end of the book, due in stores today, he writes that he first had a sexual encounter with a man during “the era of Studio 54.” “On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his sexual overtures,” writes Davis, who says he had only been with women before. Being with a man, he writes, provided “welcome relief.”


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. In 1990, he entered into a “monogamous relationship” with a male doctor, who is not named in the book. Although that relationship ended in 2004, Davis says he has been in a subsequent relationship with another man ever since. Davis writes that his coming out deeply affected his ties with one of his sons, Mitchell: After what Davis calls “one very trying year,” father and son worked out their differences, Davis says.