Whitney Houston First TV Performance - The Merv Griffin Show (1983)

This clip from The Merv Griffin Show features Whitney Houston's television debut. It happened on June 23, 1983 when she was just 19 years old. Later in the show, she performed with her mother, Cissy Houston. Prior to coming out, Whitney is introduced by record executive Clive Davis. For Whitney's first TV performance, she sings "Home" from the Broadway show The Wiz. Related Article: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody: History vs. Hollywood









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