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That's a bit shit, huh? I mean 48's no age. rip. Good singer.
...all over BBC News right now. Didn't realise she was only 48...was under the impression she was a fair bit older than that.
I'd have thought a decade older
should I correct that?
though maybe a couple of those only because they've been performed by X Factor contestants (not that I really watch X Factor obviously). Anyway I've heard 10 now. Some reasonable pop songs there ruined by excruciating key changes and occasional pointless warbling.
to make the banal observation that she really did have a great voice.
Weird to think she was 5 years younger than Madonna. Sad times though perhaps most sad is that its not that surprising.
which confused the shit out of me, but i was thinking i wanna dance with somebody is an incredible song
come home, it all made sense.
apparently she was dating ray j. oh ray, when will you find the one.
She has been struggling though hasn't she? Her concerts recently in Australia were atrocious, she couldn't hit her own notes. Cocaine addled throat has not been kind on her.
Regardless, she'll be remembered for having an amazing voice back in her hey-day, R.I.P.
it doesn't even work
but it's ok
Everyone would be saying she's shit.
Bit insensitive eh?
Don't do drugs.
Or marry Bobby Brown.
no age to go
Statment from Motown founder, Berry Gordy: "Whitney Houston was not only an amazing artist, but also a beautiful person. She was so smart and her knowledge and appreciation for the musical art form was remarkable. Every time we would see each other, we always had wonderful conversations about life and the business. I loved her very much. My heart goes out to her family, and her great friend, Clive Davis, those who knew her well and worked closely with her, and the world for losing such an incredible artist."
this is awesome
I was listening to and really enjoying her music long before I ever became a pretentious prick who listens to artists the majority of people I work with have never heard of.
Sad really but then again the other tragedy here is that she 'died' as an artist almost 20 years ago and that's real shame because we ought to be mourning her loss far more but instead the real gold is decades old now. In some ways it's a bit like Jacko really though I think it's fair to say she'll be missed far less (mainly because she doesn't have an insane cult that's grown up around her).
...but in the early hours of the morning, 5 Live's "Up All Night" decided to have a small 'tribute' to her that made for one of the most toe-curling pieces of radio I've ever heard. They dragged on some former X-Factor contestant - not anyone of note - who was a big Whitney fan, clearly a bit upset that one of her idols had popped her clogs.
After a few minutes of the usual "what did Whitney mean to you?" line of questioning, the producers decided this wasn't tear-jerking enough, so X-Factor contestant was asked what her favourite Whitney song. Cue frantic scrabbling about behind the scenes and slow fade-up of said song, X-Factor burst into tears and starts sobbing down the line. Rather than stop there, song and X-Factor gets faded up a little more. The only thing missing was the f*cking string section.
It's not available on iPlayer at the moment, but the shadow of Partridge looms large over 5 Live.
which is a recipe for disaster because it makes you incapable of handling even the most basic tasks. in her case, taking a bath.
Sad news. I've written a respectful article here http://midnightpunk.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/whitney-houston-my-reflection/
She did timeline people's lives (of a certain age).
Thanks. I only meant to write a paragraph or two but a lot of memories that I didn't really relise were there came back. I'm not a fan of the artist - but very sad all the same.