The newly released memoir of the legendary Clive Davis reveals many truths that were once unknown to the public. From being an esteemed record exec to the powerful revelation of his sexuality, The Soundtrack of My Life addresses it all.
The Rolling Stone reports,
“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.”
The trailblazer’s memoir also follows how he shaped the career of greats like Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson. He also devoted a chapter to the late Whitney Houston.
You can purchase Davis’ new book here on Amazon.
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