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It almost made me throw up when I heard that Whitney Houston had died.
It makes me sick that this once bright light made the choices and was encouraged to continue in a life of addiction. Sadly, it was her choice, maybe not to die but to start down the road of addiction and stay there.
Like many of you, I have a history with Whitney.
I was geeked and ready for her first performance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. I had been interning at a local radio station and her single came to the station, obviously we were playing her music.
A year or so later “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” was the first song I played on my first shift as a fulltime overnight jock at WZZT, Z103 in Columbus, OH!
In 1991 she gave comfort to the entire nation when she sang The National Anthem just days after our nation entered into war for the first time since Vietnam. The first time in my conscious life that war was anything other than a Hollywood Screenplay.
She teamed with Bebe and Cece Winans on “Hold Up The Light”, a song that was the centerpiece of a 4th of July promotion at WTLT “The Light” in Columbus, OH.
Her music was part of the soundtrack of my early adulthood and as such, when I hear her music it will take me right back to a place I haven’t been, with people I may not have seen for 25+ years and recall it all like it was yesterday.
Her music will still have that ability but sadly, we won’t have any new memories to create with the songs she could have released.