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Whitney Houston: The Long Road To Overnight Stardom

Report and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Billboard, December 1986

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, a new artist emerges who simply takes over, in utterly decisive and undeniable fashion. So it was with Whitney Houston ...


Whitney Houston: Whitney Houston (Arista 206 978) **

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 13 July 1985

WHITNEY HOUSTON'S had fantastic US and European success with this debut album but I could pick out at least three stronger first LPs by similar ...

Whitney Houston: Hello... Hello... Houston Calling

Profile and Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 7 December 1985

Whitney Houston is 21, she never had acne in public and Dionne Warwick is her favourite cousin. Read on... Story: Paul Sexton ...

Whitney Houston: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 25 October 1986

I WAS there. ...

Whitney Houston: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Lucy O'Brien, New Musical Express, 25 October 1986


Whitney Houston: Whitney (Arista)

Review by Lucy O'Brien, New Musical Express, 6 June 1987

WHITNEY HAS been coached and coutured through the artistic school of MOR showbiz professionalism until, at 23-going-on-40, she has reached the height of airbrushed fantasy ...

Whitney Houston: Whitney

Review by Lloyd Bradley, Q, July 1987

WHITNEY HOUSTON had a lot to live up to from the moment 'Saving All My Love For You' and its shiny video went public. Its ...

Whitney Houston: NEC, Birmingham

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 3 May 1988

Adam Sweeting marvels at a mega-star in action at the Birmingham NEC ...

Whitney Houston: NEC, Birmingham

Live Review by Michele Kirsch, New Musical Express, 7 May 1988


An Interview with Whitney Houston

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 1991

SO MUCH HAS BEEN written and said about Whitney Houston since she burst on to the recording scene in 1985 with 'You Give Good Love', ...

Whitney Houston: Down and Dirty

Interview by Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1993

YOU'RE EXPECTING her to float delicately into the room, but Whitney Houston strides in with a purposeful air. She's dressed way down in purple stretch ...

Whitney Houston Hit: The Bodyguard Soundtrack Has Shot at Sales Record

Report by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 1993

Astonishingly, six months after release, the rather unremarkable collection of songs is already halfway toward eclipsing the 40 million sales mark set 10 years ago ...

Clive Davis: Big Poppa

Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, September 1996


Whitney Houston: Nynex, Manchester

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 11 July 1998

This town ain't hot enough... ...

Whitney Houston: My Love Is Your Love (Arista)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 13 November 1998

HER FIRST non-soundtrack work in eight years, My Love Is Your Love, finds Whitney Houston trying to re-position herself in a more youthful context. The ...

Whitney Houston: Sheffield Arena **

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 11 September 1999

Diva takes a nosedive ...

Whitney Houston: Houston, still a problem

Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 4 January 2002

Troubled superstar Whitney Houston overdoses on sugar, says Lisa Verrico ...

All rock stars have a price, even Mick Jagger

Report by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 28 June 2009

The biggest names in music have been enjoying a nice little earner – getting paid millions to perform for the super-rich. ...

Whitney Houston: I Look To You

Review by Lloyd Bradley,, August 2009

It's good to have her back in the spotlight for the right reasons. ...

Why someone in Whitney Houston's condition shouldn't be on stage

Report by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 24 February 2010

WHITNEY HOUSTON has a problem. In fact, she seems to have a lot of problems. According to reports from Monday night's concert in Brisbane, Australia ...

The Girls Most Likely

Comment by Mitchell Cohen, Rock's Backpages, February 2012

SHE WAS ANOINTED, for sure. Behind the curtain, all the machinery was being cranked up for her debut, all the fanfare that was possible back ...

Whitney Houston

Obituary by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 February 2012

Superstar singer credited as the first 'pop diva', whose compelling talent was lost to drug addiction ...

Whitney Houston: The diva who had — and lost — it all

Retrospective by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 13 February 2012

From her rise as a fresh-faced teen to her sudden death in an LA hotel room at 48, Nick Hasted charts the highs and lows ...

Whitney Houston: The Greatest Voice Of Her Generation

Comment by Andy Gill, The Independent, 17 February 2012

Wannabes are rife, yet she was a singular talent, says Andy Gill ...

Whitney Houston

Obituary by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, April 2012

WHITNEY HOUSTON, singer, actor, diva extraordinaire, died Los Angeles 12 February, aged 48. ...

Whitney Houston, 1963-2012

Obituary by David Hepworth, The Word, April 2012

IN SEPTEMBER 2009, Whitney Houston performed in Central Park for the TV show Good Morning America. ...

Divas and Anti-Divas

Overview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 22 January 2013

ACCORDING TO the Nielsen SoundScan, the bestselling album of 2012 was Adele's 21, which sold 4.4 million copies, followed by Taylor Swift's Red, which sold ...

The Girls of Rhythm Nation

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2017

THEY COULD have been rivals in a pop soap opera. Whitney Houston prim and buttoned-up, Janet Jackson frisky and up for anything. Whitney was a ...

When Pop Went Political: Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, June 2018

IT WAS A PARTY staged to express solidarity with the world's most famous political prisoner, while concurrently expressing vehement opposition to an overtly racist system ...


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