One of the legends of the music business revealed to Katie Couric in an interview for her daytime talk show “Katie” that he’s bisexual, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The interview with Clive Davis, Sony Music’s chief creative officer, was scheduled to air today.
Davis is credit with discovering or signing a string of multiplatinum artists including Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow and Santana, the piece notes.
“Speaking of his ‘failed marriage,’ which came apart in the mid-’80s, Davis says, ‘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,’" the story reports. “He added: ‘I’m still attracted to women. … You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me, it’s the person.’"
Davis, an 80-year-old father of four, notes that he’s currently in a monogamous relationship with a man, according to the report.
“As for why Davis chose to divulge such intimate details now? The industry veteran has a book to sell, for one thing,” the piece notes. “’The Soundtrack of My Life,’ being released by Simon & Schuster also on Feb. 19, tells the life story of the Brooklyn-bred record man and consummate tastemaker who played a key role in curating popular music for well over five decades.”