News of Houston's death came on the eve of music's biggest night — the Grammy Awards. It's a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to case a heavy pall on Sunday's ceremony. Houston's longtime mentor Clive Davis was to hold his annual concert and dinner Saturday; it was unclear if it was going to go forward.At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world's best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.Her success carried her beyond music to movies, where she starred in hits like "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale."It was a tragic fall for a superstar who was one of the top-selling artists in pop music history, with more than 55 million records sold in the United States alone.She seemed to be born into greatness. She was the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston, the cousin of 1960s pop diva Dionne Warwick and the goddaughter of Aretha Franklin.Houston first started singing in the church as a child. In her teens, she sang backup for Chaka Khan, Jermaine Jackson and others, in addition to modeling. It was around that time when music mogul Clive Davis first heard Houston perform."The time that I first saw her singing in her mother's act in a club ... it was such a stunning impact," Davis told "Good Morning America."Houston made her album debut in 1985 with "Whitney Houston," which sold millions and spawned hit after hit. "Saving All My Love for You" brought her her first Grammy, for best female pop vocal. "How Will I Know," "You Give Good Love" and "The Greatest Love of All" also became hit singles.Another multi-platinum album, "Whitney," came out in 1987 and included hits like "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
I always loved Whitney's voice.She was very talented.48 years old, is just way too young.What a shame...
Hope you find peace...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QaI-M9sxW4
That is sooooo sad."I Wanna Dance With Somebody." One of my favorite songs.I can't post more now. Too sad.One more thing, Whitney's aunt is Dionne Warwick who did the theme to Valley of the Dolls, one of Sharon's movies.Dionne and Whitney did a whole lot more......Silence for now.
Thanks Tom for your tribute.And thanks Lynyrd for informing of us her demise.God Bless.......
Sweet Whitney. God Rest Her Soul.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA&ob=av2eI'll tell you what!!!This girl puled me out of a funk in the 80's that I'll never forget.xxxxxxx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYzlVDlE72w&ob=av2ee the greatest love of all.....
And I'm still as skinny as she was.It's not something to be proud of.Anyway...night night!!! God's speed and give you rest.
sorry to go off topic and appear insensitive to the passing of Whitney Houston,Has anyone noticed the big change to Bobby B's & Barbara B's web site ?It's a real bummer Bob.
Hi Bobby!!What's the big change in their website? I've rarely gone there so I don't remember what it used to say. LOL.
Katie,He had a section where he answered emails. He took one very tough ones from haters & likers both. He was very franks seemed honest and definatlely articulate. He was also alluding to a book. Now the site is just a sales site for their art & music.
Bobby I remember reading thru some of those e-mails a long time ago. Maybe people were getting too pushy and he didn't want to mess with it anymore.It's hard to try to answer personal questions without revealing your innermost thoughts. Or maybe his attorney advised him to stop doing that. Don't know....
Yes, I know they were up there for a # of years. He seemed to answer questions head on and in my opionion with honesty and integrity, He did come off arogant but how could anyone who felt they had paid their dept and deserved release not sound thet way in a convincing way.
Well he may have decided that if he stopped talking about the case, his chances for parole might be better.Maybe???
you may be correct Katie, No communications untill next PR meeting in 2015.
Too bad about beausoleil.net, thanks for the heads up. I had not been there in a while but the site had some excellent content especially the Question & Answer section which was most insightful.Hopefully this has something to do with Bobby's book, like its done and going to be published..now that would be a good read.
Maybe the Col. could come back and provide us some insight on this BB change,
Hi Missy!!! Good to see you.Bobby's book would be a very good read. I'm going to buy the new Sharon Tate book Restless Souls soon. I read the Greg King book on Sharon which was really good, but this one should be better. Maybe Bobby's book will reveal things between the lines that we haven't seen before. I'm hoping so.Bobby, I don't know where The Col is, but I'll guarantee you one thing....he's not far away. He's never THAT far away. LOL. :)
Hi Katie...yes the RESTLESS SOULS book should be released soon will fill a much needed void in this case for sure, a much needed perspective of the victims family.I have nothing but admiration for Sharon's family especially Doris Tate who was so strong and an inspirational crusader for victims rights. One of my favourite clips of Doris is the exchange she has with Tex Watson at one of his numerous parole hearings where she really sticks it to the dirtbag. I don't know if many people in her position would have been able to speak directly to the man who brutally slaughtered their child but she did and she did it with tact and dignity.This is the exchange I speak of:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-MUJsROKQ
Thanks for the clip Missy. I've seen it many times. Yes I admire Doris so much. To even be in the same room with the monster that took my daughter's life would be unbearable to me.But she sat there stoically and waited her turn to blow both barrels at him. And she did it with pride and dignity.My hat is off to her because I know I would have blown it by yelling and saying things I would have been thrown out for.But she calmly and directly told him off. She made him about 2 feet tall after she lambasted him. Which he deserved.And if you'll notice, he didn't even really look up. He couldn't keep eye contact. But she did.
I hate to say this, but I think Whitney may have taken her own life.It's odd that it occurred right before the Grammys. I really, really hope I'm wrong......
Took long enough..
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