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Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick are both members of the musically inclined Drinkard family. Nitch Drinkard married Delia McCaskill and had eight. Whitney Houston at the American Concert Celebration on July 4, in Dee Dee Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick and the niece of Houston's . referring to the romantic relationship Houston allegedly had with her. Explosive allegations against Whitney Houston's cousin were her that Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick, molested her at a young age.
Dee Dee Warwick, who was 18 years older than Houston, died in The allegations were made in the documentary "Whitney," which was made with the cooperation of Houston's family. The revelations, which come about three-quarters of the way into the film, immediately cast a new light on the troubled life of Houston.
Whitney Houston final autopsy report released Jones claims that the experience made Houston question her own sexuality and contributed to her late-life drug problems. The singer died at the age of 48 in from what was ruled an accidental drowning in a bathtub. A coroner's report into her death cited heart disease and drug use as contributing factors.
She never spoke publicly about her own alleged abuse. Dionne Warwick and Franklin feuded last year after Dionne referred to Franklin as Houston's godmother at the singer's funeral. Houston, who had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, with Bobby Brown, is said to have insisted on taking Bobbi on tour with her.
The mother and daughter were very close. It's a different thing when you become a mother. I wish I remembered the gentleman's name because he was responsible for the beginning of my professional career.
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Soon, the group were in demand in New York music circles for their background work for such artists as the Drifters, Ben E. Her background vocal work would continue while Warwick pursued her studies at Hartt. What emotion I could get away with!
During the session, Bacharach asked Warwick if she would be interested in recording demonstration recordings of his compositions to pitch the tunes to record labels. Warwick's musical ability and education would also allow Bacharach to compose more challenging tunes. Warwick had found out that " Make It Easy on Yourself " — a song on which she had recorded the original demo and had wanted to be her first single release — had been given to another artist, Jerry Butler.
Warrick's name was misspelled on the single's label, and she began using the new spelling i. Rhapsodized Jean Monteaux in Arts: It is not a voice so much as an organ. You could write fugues for Warwick's voice. This was followed by " Walk On By " in Aprila major international hit and million seller that solidified her career.
For the rest of the s, Warwick was a fixture on the U. Warwick weathered the British Invasion better than most American artists. This upset Warwick, who described feeling insulted when told that in the UK, record company executives wanted her songs recorded by someone else. Warwick even met Cilla Black while on tour in Britain. She recalled what she said to her: I honestly believe that if I'd sneezed on my next record, then Cilla would have sneezed on hers too. There was no imagination in her recording.
Warwick was named the Bestselling Female Vocalist in the Cash Box Magazine poll inwith six chart hits in that year.
Cash Box named her the Top Female Vocalist inand Scholarly articles probe the relationship between the Beatles and the nouvelle vague films of Jean-Luc Godard, discuss "the brio and elegance" of Dionne Warwick's singing style as a 'pleasurable but complex' event to be 'experienced without condescension.
For inspirational purposes, such hip artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers and Andy Warhol occasionally paint while listening to rock 'n' roll music. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" as the theme song of Thunderball until Albert Broccoli insisted that the theme song include the film's title. A new song was composed and recorded in the eleventh hour titled "Thunderball", performed by Tom Jones.
The melody of "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" remains a major component of the film score. The Ultimate Edition DVD of Thunderball has the Warwick song playing over the titles on one of the commentary track extras, and the song was released on the 30th anniversary CD of Bond songs.
Mids to early s[ edit ] Dionne Warwick The mids to early s were an even more successful time period for Warwick, who saw a string of gold-selling albums and Top 20 and Top 10 hit singles. Disc jockeys flipped the single and made it a double-sided hit. Bacharach had been contracted to produce "Alfie" for the Michael Caine film of the same name and wanted Warwick to sing the tune, but the British producers wanted a British subject to cut the tune.
Cilla Black was selected to record the song, and her version peaked at 95 upon its release in the US. A cover version by Cher used in the American prints of the film peaked at The song was to be recorded by Judy Garlandwho was subsequently fired from the film. Warwick performed the song, and when the film became a success in the early weeks ofdisc jockeys flipped the single and made the single one of the biggest double-sided hits of the rock era and another million seller.
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At the time, RIAA rules allowed only one side of a double-sided hit single to be certified as gold, but Scepter awarded Warwick an "in-house award" to recognize " Theme from Valley of the Dolls" as a million selling tune.
A Decade of Gold released in By the end ofWarwick had sold an estimated 35 million singles and albums internationally in less than nine years and more than 16 million singles in the U.
Exact figures of her sales are unknown and probably underestimated, due to Scepter Records' apparently lax accounting policies and the company policy of not submitting recordings for RIAA audit. Warwick's last LP for Scepter was the aforementioned soundtrack for the motion picture The Love Machine in which she appeared in an uncredited cameoreleased in July InBacharach and David sued Scepter Records for an accurate accounting of royalties due the team from their recordings with Warwick and labelmate B.
The label, with the defection of Warwick to Warner Bros. Records, filed for bankruptcy in and was sold to Springboard International Records in The album peaked at 57 on the Billboard Hot Album Chart.
However, the film was panned by the critics, and in the fallout, the songwriting duo decided to terminate their working relationship. The break-up left Warwick devoid of their services as her producers and songwriters. She was contractually obligated to fulfill her contract with Warners without Bacharach and David, and she would team with a variety of producers during her tenure with the label.
A few years later, she reverted to the old spelling after a string of disappointments and an absence from the Billboard top There were no big hits during the early and mid part of the decade, aside from 's " Then Came You ", recorded as a duet with the Spinners and produced by Thom Bell.
Bell later noted, "Dionne made a strange face when we finished [the song]. She didn't like it much, but I knew we had something. So we ripped a dollar in two, signed each half and exchanged them. I told her, 'If it doesn't go number one, I'll send you my half.
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There was an apology on it. Other than this success, Warwick's five years on Warner Bros. Records produced no other major hits, but "Then Came You" was issued by co-owned Atlantic Recordsthe Spinners' label. Her five-year contract with Warners expired inand with that, she ended her stay at the label.