Whitney Houston rose to fame as I was graduating from college... even a George Strait fan could not ignore her mega-pop debut album... titled simply Whitney Houston. It included the hits, "Saving all My Love for You", "I'm Your Baby Tonite", "How Will I Know", "Greatest Love of All", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (that loves me)"...That album charted 6 no. 1's and according to Wikipedia..
Houston was the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records. Her list of awards includes 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010.
Especially for friends and fans, like me, who are the same age... I know you are as sad as I am that Whitney is gone. I am sharing two of my favorite performances below. Simply put... drugs kill.