Here is the Clive Davis Nightline video from Tues. Feb. 19, 2013. Watch the full interview with ABC News’ Cynthia McFadden of the legendary music producer and executive and author of a new autobiography, The replay video and more details are below after the jump.
Part 1 is posted above; Part 2 is posted below.
Clive Davis’ book is The Soundtrack of My Life. Published by Simon & Schuster, it has slightly more than 600 pages and has draw widespread media attention due to the 80-year-old music mogul’s revelations about several of the legendary music artists — including Janice Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, Patti Smith ad Whitney Houston among others — with whom he worked during his 50+ years in the business. In many cases, he launched and/or shaped their careers. Among them, American Idol season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson who has publicly denounced Davis’ written account of their musical collaboration, calling it “false information.”
He has draw attention as well for his coming out as a bisexual. Regarding such, Davis had this to say to Cynthia McFadden:
Since the end of his second marriage in 1985, he has been sexually involved with men. At first with both men and women, Davis said, but for the past 20 years with two male partners: A doctor for 13 years and for the past seven, with another man he does not name.
He tells me bisexuality is “maligned and misunderstood” but that it is his truth and he decided it was time for him to say so publicly. I asked Davis about the old adage that people are “either gay, straight or lying.”
“I’m not lying,” Davis said. ”[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.”
Part 2 of the replay video is below. More summary and transcript excerpts at ABCNews.com
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