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Clive Davis opens up about bisexuality in new memoir, 'Katie' appearance
Clive Davis, the legendary music mogul responsible for discovering stars including Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin and Alicia Keys, has revealed that he is bisexual.
The 80-year-old, who owns a home in Pound Ridge, discusses his personal life in his new memoir, “The Soundtrack of My Life,” out Tuesday. He divulges that he had his first same-sex encounter during the “era of Studio 54,” and subsequently had relationships with both women and men. Twice divorced, Davis is in a long-term relationship with another man.
Davis also opened up about his bisexuality in an appearance on the talk show “Katie,” airing Tuesday. Billboard reports that Davis told host Katie Couric that after his second marriage failed, “I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have a relationship with a man as well as the two that I had with a woman.”
He also noted that while currently in a monogamous relationship, he still feels attracted to women. “You don't have to be only one thing or another. For me, it's the person.”
The bulk of Davis’ memoir is dedicated to his legendary music career, including his stints as the founder of Arista Records and J Records, and his current role as the chief creative officer of Sony Music. Among the revelations is that Davis, who discovered and nurtured the late Whitney Houston’s blockbuster career, had an one-on-one intervention for the troubled star at his Pound Ridge home. According to Rolling Stone, Davis said in his memoir that Houston was in “complete denial” about her substance abuse problems.