Stories and first hand accounts of American historical events as told by legendary African American leaders, artists, and visionaries such as B. The Drinkard children attended revival-style weekday services where they discovered gospel music. At the age of five, Houston began singing with her sister Anne and two brothers Larry and Nicky. Two years later, the two divorced and she met John Houston. In , Cissy and John Houston were married. The group released their debut album in and toured the country with Aretha Franklin and sang back up in Las Vegas with Elvis Presley. She signed with Common United and produced several hit singles.
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Whitney Houston's mother Cissy Houston is taking issue with claims that her superstar daughter was molested as a child by her cousin, Dee Dee Warwick. The accusations come from a new documentary, "Whitney," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, focused on the life of late pop star Whitney Houston. Cissy Houston, 84, told People magazine that she only found out about the claims two days before the film's debut. No charges were ever filed against Dee Dee Warwick, who died in and was 18 years older than Whitney Houston.
With candor and respect, she sets the record straight about Whitney, exploring both her turbulent marriage and her misunderstood struggles with drug abuse. Cissy goes behind the tabloid headlines to show fans around the world the true, human side of a strong, successful — yet flawed — musical icon who died much too young. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Roy Hamilton , Dionne Warwick , Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin , Houston embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. The asset was gradually depleted as they sold small portions of land over time, to resolve the continued legal troubles of a close relative. After Houston's three oldest siblings were born, the family relocated to New Jersey during the Second Great Migration. Houston attended South Side High School.