February 11, 2018


The 5 Best Whitney Houston Live Performances

#1TV Debut With "Home" on 'The Merv Griffin Show' (1983)

Described as "elegant and sensuous" by the flattering host, the then unknown 19-year-old singer delivered a jaw-dropping rendition of "Home," an emotional ballad from the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, originally made famous by Stephanie Mills in the musical and then Diana Ross in the 1978 film version. Whitney wouldn't release her official debut single or self-titled debut album until two years later in 1985.

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