Stories From The Life Of Music Producer Clive Davis
Janis Joplin Offered To Sleep With Him
Janis Joplin signed her first record deal with Davis, but wanted to make the entire situation a little less…formal. “Janis – who never wanted to do anything formulaic, typical or predictable – was starting out in her career and it was a very important moment for her,” said Davis in 2014.
“I think it was a little too formal and maybe corporate just to sign a document to say we’d be working together, so she asked to sleep with me to make it more personal. I took it as a big compliment, although I turned it down,” he explained, laughing.