Kentuckiana reacts to Whitney Houston's death

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by WHAS11

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Posted on February 12, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 13 at 1:04 AM

(WHAS11) - Whitney Houston's death impacted the music industry, but music lovers everywhere have also followed her career in movies and music.
 
"She was a great artist, an icon, I loved her music," says fan Anthony Boone.
 
Whitney Houston burst onto the music scene with seven straight number one hits. Former Louie FM disc jockey J.J. Duling knows that well. He keeps a book featuring artists and where they landed on the charts during the past few decades and played Houston's records thousands of times.
 
"Whitney Houston comes on in the mid 80s, and it's, "Saving All My Love," and it was one after another," said Duling.

Joee Conroy, who works at Underground Sounds, remembers the first time he heard the artist's name.

"There was this young singer covering a soft machine tune written by Hugh Hopper, who's a band I really like. I thought it was unusual an cover and choice, and I thought who this singer was - Whitney Houston [...] It's kind of set a standard for how pop divas were going to sound from then on," said Conroy.

"We can opine about the circumstances and the choices she made in her life but when it comes right down to it, we're talking about a once in a generation entertainer," said Duling.
 

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