Instant Controversy: Clive Davis Autobiography Makes Waves
February 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM (PT)
Music business icon and current SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Chief Creative Officer CLIVE DAVIS is in the news big-time these days, coinciding with the release of his autobiography, "The Sound Track of My Life."
Along with chronicling his BROOKLYN childhood, the loss of his parents and his collegiate career, DAVIS, now 80, also offers a slew of behind-the-scenes stories of DAVIS interacting with the likes of JANIS JOPLIN, JOHN LENNON, WHITNEY HOUSTON, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, CARLOS SANTANA, THE GRATEFUL DEAD and others.
ABC NEWS and CBS NEWS report that DAVIS' book also delves into the false accusations of embezzlement that ended his career at CBS RECORDS, as well as personal revelations about his two marriages that ended in divorce. He finally acknowledges that he became bisexual and is now in a gay relationship -- and, how all that impacted his children.
Even though the book just came out TODAY (2/19), KELLY CLARKSON -- who has publicly differed with DAVIS in the past -- takes major issue with several claims DAVIS made about her recording career on WHOSAY.COM.
It's all fascinating reading!