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Whitney Houston At Los Angeles Listening Party 1983

Whitney Houston, Gerry Griffith and Dionne Warwick at Vine Street Club listening party in Los Angeles in 1983

When Whitney first got signed to Arista Records, Clive Davis held a few “listening parties” mainly in Los Angeles and New York so that songwriters and producers could meet Whitney and want to work with her. This photo was taken at one of those events, held at The Vine Street Club in L.A. in 1983. Pictured with Whitney is Gerry Griffith, the A&R executive who brought Whitney to Clive’s attention, and her cousin, Dionne Warwick.

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