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 Post subject: James Burton speak about Whitney Houston and Elvis
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Whitney Houston remembers meeting Elvis: Whitney Houston's mother Cissy Houston was one of Elvis' backing singers when Elvis returned to live performances in 1969 at the Vegas International Hotel. She was one of the Sweet Inspirations but left the group after Elvis' first season. This was a time of great racial tensions between whites and blacks, but Elvis always insisted on having his black group The Sweet Inspirations with him on stage.

James Burton of the TCB band also remembers meeting a young Whitney Houston at the time and ackowledges her great musical career:
“Elvis was a great guy. A great talent, a great singer, and exciting to be around. When I went to work with him in 1969, I became family,” said Burton.
It was while working with Elvis that Burton met Whitney Houston.
“When we opened in 1969 in Las Vegas at the International Hotel with Elvis, her mother Cissy was singing with us. Whitney was about maybe 6 or 7 years old standing behind the curtain, and every night after every show she was so excited to be there,”
He watched as Houston transformed from the girl hiding behind the curtain to one of the most successful pop artists of all time.
“Knowing what a great talent, and just an incredible loss to the world and the music industry. I’ll dearly miss her,” said Burton.

Burton compared the loss of Whitney Houston to Elvis or Michael Jackson. Jackson is another famous voice he’s had the pleasure to work with. Voices he said were gone too soon.

“We’ve lost so many wonderful, great entertainers. I don’t know what to say. It makes you want to, every day is special and we need to not take that for granted,” said Burton.

RIP: Whitney Houston, 1963-2012 - one of the most decorated female performers of all time - died Beverly Hills aged 48.

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 Post subject: Re: James Burton speak about Whitney Houston and Elvis
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Thanks for posting the above Liliane, it sure does seem like we are losing so many of our greatest in the past few years. Irreplaceable treasures are unforgettable.
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 Post subject: Re: James Burton speak about Whitney Houston and Elvis
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:49 am 
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Here talks Whitney how it was meeting with Elvis.

http://youtu.be/F6Gs-aYAaEc

and her mother Cissy:

http://youtu.be/9OyOLiIg0Bc



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 Post subject: Re: James Burton speak about Whitney Houston and Elvis
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:11 pm 
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:hello: I seen the Video about Whitney Houston talking about Meeting Elvis, Liliane a very Nice Article also. :hug:



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