MAR 22 2013
Whitney Houston had many musical influences and drew inspiration from all across the pop, soul and gospel music landscapes, but the artists acknowledged in the Grammy Museum exhibit Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston had special impact on Whitney and her career: Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Cissy Houston, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Darlene Love, Dee Dee Warwick and Dionne Warwick.
MAR 21 2013
This photo at the Grammy Museum shows Whitney with label head Clive Davis in 1983 after signing her first recording contract with Arista Records. Whitney and Clive worked on her debut album, Whitney Houston, for two years to ensure that it showcased the best material for her. Clive remained a mentor for Whitney throughout her life.