Clive Davis Admits That He’s Bisexual In New Memoir

Tue, February 19, 2013 8:56am EST by 3 Comments
Clive Davis Bisexual

The 80-year-old record executive and music industry legend reveals in his new memoir ‘The Soundtrack of My Life’ that he has lived a ‘bisexual life’ — a secret he has kept from the public throughout his successful career.

Clive Davis has been revered as a music industry legend as a, five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, but rarely has the music industry executive opened up about his personal life — until he released his memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, out in stores Feb. 19.

In the book, Clive — who has been married and divorced twice — opens up about his personal life, but saves the revelation about his personal life toward the end of the book. He writes about a sexual experience with a man during “the era of Studio 54,” according to Rolling Stone. 

“On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his sexual overtures,” Davis says. He reveals he had only been with women before, and being with a man was “welcome relief.”

He separated from his second wife in 1985, and had two more relationships with women, and one with a man. He was in a long-term “monogamous” relationship with a male doctor, who is namelsss in the book,  and after breaking p in 2004, has been in a relationship with another man since.

Clive Davis’ Memoir Reveals His Relationships Music’s Elite

Over his more than five-decade career, Clive scribes anecdotes with various music industry big wigs, including devoting an entire chapter to working with the late Whitney Houston — including attempting multiple interventions.

He also reveals his work with music’s biggest stars throughout his career, including Bob Dylan, Brice Springsteen and Kelly Clarkson. Clive’s new memoir, The Soundtrack of my Life, hits bookshelves on Feb. 19.

What do YOU think of Clive Davis being bisexual HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked?

– Christina Stiehl

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Posted at 1:28 AM on February 26, 2014  

This is a man who has clearly lived in a state of conflicted sexuality. Why come out at all? He is clearly in denial about what it means to truly enjoy his attraction to the opppsite sex, if he truly enjoyed sex with women he would not explain his alleged 2nd homosexual encounter(bs) as a “welcome relief” – Relief is defined as a removal or stopping of something unpleasant which for this liar is being with women. For men there is no such thing as bisexual, if a man finds sexual pleasure with another man he is a homosexual. This deceptive type of thinking and action is the truly rooted in shame. I am truly thankful I dont have to live in shame because my spirit wont allow me too. You dont have to deceive when your beliefs are rooted in truth. He is right where he will always be, LOST. Give my regards to all the other characters in Wonderland. : )

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Posted at 6:36 PM on February 19, 2013  

There’s no surprise anymore they are all coming out to say they are gay ,what a dumb trend.

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Posted at 11:10 AM on February 19, 2013  

Happy for him, but its a shame he didn’t allow Whitney the same privilege. In the height of her career with all the gay rumors, she had to get rid of her closest friend and confidant (Robin who i believe was more than her friend). Most but not all addicts have suffered trauma or loss. She suffered loss, and while death is hard, just imagine getting rid of the person you love the most at the behest of someone else in order to do what you love. Shame on Clive, i never fancied him. happy that he is happy but don’t fancy him at all.

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