The music world lost a legend on Saturday, when Whitney Houston joined Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse in the ranks of extraordinarily talented musicians taken from us far too soon. Whitney suffered through a well-publicized battle with drug abuse, but we won't rehash those sordid details here. Instead, we want to reflect on the countless musicians that her angelic voice has touched over the years. Even musicians who don't seem to be especially likely targets for Whitney influence showed their love for her this weekend with Christopher Owens, lead singer of the band Girls
, offering up his own tearful rendition of Whitney's iconic hit, "I Will Always Love You."
As a music lover, it can be sort of hard to watch this video with the crowd singing along and Owens obviously trying to keep from crying on stage (and still sort of failing). It's a touching tribute.