Music mogul Clive Davis, the man who built both Arista and J Records, and also at various times the industry force behind stars such as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross and many more, has just published his autobiography.
The Sound Track of My Life covers Davis’s 50 years in the business and also reveals intimate details about his sexuality during its 500 pages. Of course, whether or not you want to read about the sex life of a bloke who looks the spit of Mike Reid, the deceased comedian and East Enders actor, is another matter.
Anyhoo, Davis, who now serves as the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment, reveals he has spent the last seven years in a relationship with a man. Prior to his current relationship Davis was in a 13-year partnership with another man, a doctor, following the end of his second marriage in 1985.
In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, Davis insisted:
“I’m not lying. For over 50 years I never had sex with a male. It wasn’t repressed. I had very good sexual relationships with women.”
That’s nice. Though he is now comfortable with discussing his sexuality in public, Davis will not reveal the names of his partners in an effort to protect their privacy.
Along with his very personal confession Davis’ autobiography also details behind-the-scenes stories about the well-known talent he has worked with over the years. Names that pop up include Usher, Diddy, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Santana, Janis Joplin and Pink.