Prior to today’s vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage, the New Jersey State senate paused to remember Garden State native Whitney Houston. The singing superstar and icon for many died Saturday the day before the Grammy Awards.
Whitney Houston was destined for fame from the time of her birth August 9, 1963 in Newark, NJ. From her mother Cissy Houston, her aunt Dionne Warwick, to her Godmother Aretha Franklin; Whitney was surrounded by legendary performers.
In the avalanche of stories on the death of Whitney Houston, I wanted to remind people of her New Jersey roots (heck she was actually born in Newark in 1963 and raised in East Orange) and this article says it al
Having been on the radio since the beginning of Whitney Houston's career, these are the songs and videos that have been rolling around my head since her death. Admittedly her songs were not at the top of my playlist but as soon as I heard the news and watched a few videos all the memories came rushing back the early 80's and 90's as a "baby DJ" on the New Hampshire seacoast.
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