Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

January 27, 1991

Just ten days earlier, US military forces entered into Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm was underway. News accounts of the Gulf War were steady and Super Bowl XXV was a welcome break from the constant reports.

Whitney Houston had agreed to sing the National Anthem almost a year prior the date of the big game and at a time when nobody could have expected that we would be at war in the Middle East. In an era that superstars "perform" the National Anthem and often do more to bring attention to themselves and their personal styles than to honor our country, Ms. Houston (pardon the mixed metaphor) hits it out of the park.

*click the title at the top of the video link to watch on YouTube


Sicilian said...

We were at a dinner when one woman was looking at her phone and announced Whitney Houston is dead. What a great talent. RIP finally!

Mike said...

Comments are flowing in on that Youtube video.

Rich said...

I say this not because of today's news: her version of the "Star-Spangled Banner" was THE best I've ever heard. And I've heard a LOT of them...

Julie said...

May she rest in peace, it was so saddening. she was a real lady and the world of the music lost another irreplaceable figure.