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When Whitney Houston Met Elvis

Whitney Houston’s mother sang with Elvis Presley — so the two idols met face-to-face in 1969

Whitney Houston (left) and Elvis Presley with manager Tom Parker in 1969. Photo collage by Joseph Serwach using public domain photos of Houston and Presley.

Whitney Houston and Elvis Presley, two of the best-loved singers of two generations, met when Houston was 6. Her mother sang with Elvis.

“You don’t really meet — you actually just look at Elvis,” Houston recalled in an interview…

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Joseph Serwach

Joseph Serwach

Story + Identity = Mission. Author, Writer: Journalism, Leadership Culture, Communications, Religion, Education, History. Inspiration: Catholic, Polish.