Sony Music’s chief creative officer, Clive Davis, who is responsible for discovering and/or signing major musical acts such as Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, penned a very intimate memoir entitled, The Soundtrack of My Life. In the memoir, the 80-year-old legend releases many shocking and unknown details about his life, including that he is a bisexual man and has been involved with men since the mid ’80’s. In an exclusive interview with Katie Couric, which will air today at 3:00 pm EST, he discussed those revelations. Check out some of what he had to say.
On his initial discovery that he was interested in men:
“When the marriage failed in the mid ’80’s, 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. I felt it was private, number one, as far as my not revealing it. But, I did immediately reveal it to the people who count.”
On his bisexuality:
“I’m still attracted to women. You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me it’s the person. I’ve been in a monogamous relationship. I respect monogamy and I hope that this is understood.”
In the memoir, Clive also reveals in-depth issues that ultimately led to Whitney Houston’s untimely death, in addition to reprinting a letter that he wrote to the singer, following her 2001 performance at the Michael Jackson tribute concert, at which she appeared shockingly thin, reports Rolling Stone. “When I got home, I cried,” he told her in the letter. He also admits that he attempted some sort of one-on-one intervention with Whitney at his New York home. Clive’s memoir is in stores today.
Check out a video clip of Clive’s interview on the next page. What do you think of his revelations? Are you at all shocked by any of them?