Clive Davis says that he is bisexual and has had two serious relationships with men over the past 20 years.
The legendary music producer's admission comes in his new memoir, “The Sound Track of My Life,” which also documents his decades as a top music hit-maker and collaborator with everyone from Bob Dylan to Kelly Clarkson.
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In it, the 80-year old Davis, currently ensconced as chief creative officer at Sony Music, also discusses his efforts to convince his protégé , Whitney Houston, to get help to deal with her drug addiction.
But it is Davis' frank talk about his own sexual history that is getting the bulk of the attention during the roll out for his new book. Davis writes that his first same-sex sexual encounter came at Studio 54.
After his second marriage dissolved in 1985, Davis writes that he had two serious relationships with male partners, although he does not give their names. He also dated women at that time and does not identify as gay.
"I’m not lying,” Davis told ABC's "Nightline." ”[Bisexuality] does exist. For over 50 years I never had sex with a male. It wasn’t repressed. I had very good sexual relationships with women.”
"The Sound Track of My Life" was published Tuesday by Simon & Schuster.
For the record: An earlier version of this article mistakenly called Studio 54, Studio 24.