CLEVELAND, Ohio --
Many visitors to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday said they were shocked and stunned when they first learned of the passing of Whitney Houston. And, then they remembered an incredible talent. "Well, I think the good will be remembered. Her voice. That nobody else had a voice like her," said Naomi Moore, of Buffalo.
Dave Watt and Joe Krauss, also visiting the Rock Hall Sunday, said they remember Whitney Houston's unbelievable rendition of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. "I didn't realize until I heard it today, it is the first rendition that went platinum, and, it's probably the most requested version of the National Anthem," Watt said. "She just belted it out. You almost saw a tear in her eye when she was singing it. It was like magical," Krauss added.
Bishop Prince Moultry, Pastor of In Touch For Christ Christian Center in Cleveland, recalls a young talent who first started singing in the church choir. "Certainly Whitney Houston was a shown off girl of the church. She could sing gospel, R&B. Whitney could tackle any song, and like Aretha Franklin, she could take that song and claim it, and make it her own," Bishop Moultry said.
He hopes people will remember Whitney Houston as a talented singer and not a woman who struggled with drug abuse. "I think we ought to remember her as someone anointed, someone who was talented, someone who could smile through her pain," Bishop Moultry added.
Whitney was never inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But, one of her albums is featured in the "Women Who Rock" exhibit currently on display at the Rock Hall.