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In his new biography, music executive Clive Davis goes into detail about how he helped shape the careers of such icons as Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen.

But the immediate reaction to “The Soundtrack of My Life” has focused instead on a detail Davis included about his personal life:

He’s bisexual.

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Twice divorced, the 80-year old executive says he began to explore relationships with men during “the era of Studio 54.”

One night, Davis writes that he was  “open to responding to [the] sexual overtures” of a male suitor. He admits that he was “nervous” to do so, but the experience was generally “satisfying.”

Davis has been in a monogamous relationship with a man for seven years now and tells Katie Couric on her talk show this week:

“I’m still attracted to women. You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me it’s the person. I’m in a monogamous relationship, [and] I respect monogamy. And I hope that this is understood.”