Video : Whitney Houston talks about how she met Elvis back in 1969
Whitney Houston : 'You don't actually MEET Elvis, you just have to LOOK at Elvis'.
She goes on to explain that her mother Cissy Houston (who sang with the gospel group Sweet Inspirations), used to sing back up for Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin for many years. [Cissy Houston was actually only with Elvis for his opening shows in 1969] and how they were sitting in a room backstage and Elvis walked in with his mink (real fur), glasses on, and she just looked at him and could not say anything (star struck).
She said he was amazing to look at, and it was a moment she would never forget.
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Elvis Presley and Cissy Houston : Las Vegas, August 1969.