Original Bonnie & Clyde...
WHITNEY & CLIVE: The original Bonnie
& Clyde at work on comeback.
*Back in April, rumors first began
bubbling about a reunion of music mogul Clive Davis and embattled superstar
Whitney Houston. It was Davis in the early 80s who plucked a teenage Houston
from obscurity and signed her to his Arista record label, where the young
talent flew out of the blocks with the instant classics "You Give Good
Love," "Saving All My Love For You," and "The Greatest Love of All."
In 2000, a nasty shakeup at Arista led to Davis’ forced departure from the
company, and the launching of his own J Records label, which has since
helped to re-energize the careers of music vets Luther Vandross, Carlos
Santana and Rod Stewart among others.
Earlier this year Davis, 70, was named chairman and CEO of BMG North America
which includes RCA, J Records, Jive, and ironically, Arista Records. News,
once again, is surfacing about the not-so-secret Davis and Houston collabo
on a new album, which is part of a multi-pronged campaign to carefully
navigate the singer’s comeback.
If you believe the rumors, and the "New York Post," it was Davis who advised
Whitney to go to rehab, as well as distance herself from jail-prone husband
Bobby Brown. He also reportedly advised the chanteuse to keep out of the
public eye until a clean-and-sober, grand-diva re-emergence at next year's
Grammys – where Clive hopes to debut a brand new single, from a brand album,
by – hopefully – a brand new Whitney.
NEWSFILE: 16 SEPTEMBER 2004