Legendary music mogul, Clive Davis discusses his bisexuality openly in his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life. The five time Grammy winner sat down with Nightline news anchor Cynthia McFadden and today with Katie Couric to explain his views on bisexuality.
The 80-year-old music producer has never really had his private life on display, but reveals his first encounter with another man and how happy he has been in monogamous relationships with men.
Currently, Davis has been in a seven year relationship with his partner, who he doesn’t name out of respect to his privacy, and has had another 13 year relationship with another man before this one.
“I’m still attracted to women… You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me, it’s the person” Davis said on the Couric show.
In his memoir, he describes the relief he felt after his first sexual encounter with another man, which happened during the height of the Studio 54 days.
“After imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to another man’s sexual overtures,” he describes.
On Nightline, Davis was faced with the question that so many bisexuals face: what do you say to the people who believe you have to pick a sexuality, and who say if you don’t, you are lying to yourself. Davis responds simply with, “I’m not lying, bisexuality exists.”
The memoir also focuses on his famous and close relationship with the late Whitney Houston and other big names in the music world.
The Soundtrack of My Life is available now.