Although I did not own a single album of hers at the time, I remember exactly where I was standing when I heard that Whitney Houston had married rapper Bobby Brown. I remember thinking, "what a waste."
Things actually went much worse for her then I imagined at the time. And while we now have Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé and a slew of other melisma signers with an incredible range extending over four octaves or more, it was Whitney who took all this to a new level.
"How sad her gifts could not bring her the same happiness they brought us."
-- Barbra Streisand
Sing it for us one more time, Whitney....