For First Time, Music Icon Clive Davis Talks Publicly About Being Bisexual

By Lucas Grindley

Originally published on Advocate.com February 19 2013 1:40 AM ET

Music great Clive Davis, who discovered some of the biggest names in the business, talks for the first time about being bisexual in his new memoir.

In the book, The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis reveals that he's been in a relationship with a man for the last seven years, according to Entertainment Weekly. “Do I feel I could have been similarly attracted to a woman?” Davis writes. “The answer is yes.”

According to USA Today, Davis writes that his sexual orientation is "something that my children and close friends have always known."

"Bisexuality is misunderstood; the adage is that you're either straight or gay or lying, but that's not my experience," he writes, according to USA Today. "To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate."

Davis, who is now 80, recalls his first experience with a man who he met at New York's famous club, Studio 54, some 30 years ago. “Was I nervous?” writes Davis, according to Entertainment Weekly. “Absolutely. Did the heavens open up? No. But it was satisfying.”

Davis is famous for finding big talent, most notably his discovery of Whitney Houston while she was still a teenager. He founded Arista and J Records and he's now chief creative officer for Sony Music.

Davis will appear today in an interview with Katie Couric and discusses his bisexuality. Watch two clips from that conversation below.