“I went down to this conference room, where a full band was assembled.
“Whitney was doing I Will Always Love You for the end of the movie and, rather than using a recording, she sang live.
“It was Kevin’s idea for her to start the song a capella, even though the record company didn’t think it would work as a radio hit.
“Kevin told them he didn’t care – and Whitney agreed. He stuck to his guns and the rest is history. The first time I heard it, hairs just stood up on the back of my neck.
“Anytime I hear those words, it reminds me of that time. We were all mesmerised by this performance and the purest voice ever.
“In this business you work with a lot of people, but few have the impact and legacy that Whitney had on me.”