Posts tagged "Whitney Houston"
She had a spellbinding voice and style. She overindulged in drugs and booze. She was a battered wife. She died in her 40s—in 1959. She was Billie Holiday. The similarity to Whitney Houston is striking. Both sounded like angels. Both had their demons. Both brought a new dimension to pop music. Billie in her styling... Read more »
“Any man’s death,” said John Donne, “diminishes me.” In all the tributes that have followed the death of Whitney Houston, there is this sense of personal loss. Of a gift that fortune had given all of us, and suddenly taken back. Whitney’s magnificent voice, with its unparalleled power, range, radiance, and beauty, has been stilled. It had... Read more »