The Story – May 6, 2019: Whitney Houston

From the desk of Don Merrill:

Did you enjoy the Charice video yesterday?  It’s one of my favorites.  If you missed it, here it is:

But, did you notice who was playing the piano during the Oprah segment?

His name is David Foster and he is quite famous in his own right.

He was also the handsome young man pictured in yesterday’s post.

He doesn’t look like that any more….  Here is how he looks today.


He was born November 1, 1949….10 months after I was born.

And, he has two daughters, one named Amy….more on that later.

Here is a link to David’s Wikipedia page so you can read up on him:

I know you aren’t going to read that so here are the highlights:

He has been a producer for musicians including Chaka Khan, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Josh Groban, Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Rogers, Seal, Rod Stewart, Jake Zyrus, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Peter Cetera, Cheryl Lynn and Barbra Streisand. Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations.

He has been married four times and has five biological daughters and seven grandchildren (4 girls, 3 boys).

He married his third wife, actress Linda Thompson, in 1991.  The two became a songwriting team, collaborating on several songs, including “I Have Nothing“, performed by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard (1992), and “Grown-Up Christmas List”.  They divorced in 2005.  Foster was stepfather to Brody Jenner and Brandon Jenner (Linda’s sons with Caitlyn Jenner), who both grew up living in his Malibu home.  For those who don’t remember, Caitlyn’s name used to be Bruce.  Anyway, enjoy this:

His sister, producer Jaymes Foster (Jaymes???), is the mother of Clay Aiken‘s son, Parker Foster Aiken.  And I always thought Clay was gay!

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In Part 3 of The Story I reveal why David Foster’s daughter, Amy is of interest to this story:

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