Posted: January 30, 2012 at 1:17 am
The Undeniable Top 12 Best Black Female Singers of All Time?: Some would say Dionne was too pop but she was certainly the Whitney Houston of the 60s. She is the only one on this list who had consistent hits during three decades (60s, 70s and 80s) and Dionne was stellar as the host of the 80s music chart show Solid Gold. Later hosts Marilyn McCoo and DJ Rick Dees both destroyed the show and were horrific as hosts. Dionne was asked to return but it was too late. It’s most unfortunate that she didn’t write material on some of those Burt Bacharach albums because she’d be filthy rich. Her recent appearance on Celebrity Apprentice was an insult to her legacy.