Rolling Stone magazine commemorates the iconic life of Whitney Houston, where they chat with a few of her friends, family and music partners.
See excerpts below:
One of Houston’s producers Narada Michael Walden: “Because of her cousin Dionne [Warwick], she understood all those pretty-ass melodies from Burt Bacharach. But because she was young and from the era of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, she had soul in her too – those rhythms. She had both sides. Plus, she was so damn gorgeous. You couldn’t say no to her.”
Gerry Griffith, the A&R man who brought Houston to Clive Davis’ attention: “A lot of us talked about that, and no one could come up with an answer. Where is that rebellion coming from? It didn’t come out for a while.”
Ummmmm, this woman was from Newark, NJ…’nuff said!
Houston’s god-mother, Darlene Love: “I was pregnant at the time and she’d go, ‘What do you want, what do you want?’ There was a store on the corner where she’d run down the street and buy fruit for me. So charming from Day One.”