Darlene Love

Darlene Love

 

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Darlene Wright (born July 26, 1941), known by her stage name, Darlene Love is an American popular music singer and actress. She gained prominence in the 1960s for the song "He's a Rebel," a No. 1 American single in 1962, and was one of the artists who performed on the celebrated Christmas album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, produced by Phil Spector in 1963. She is ranked number 84 among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers.[1]

As a minister's daughter, she grew up listening to gospel music and was a dedicated member of her church. She began singing in her church choir at age ten. During choir practice she caught the attention of choir director Cora Martin. After singing for Martin she was asked to go to the Music Mart where she sang and did some broadcasts; Love's career began there.[2] As it was her first musical experience, it was also the main influence for her to pursue a music career. Those who knew her described her vocals as "a voice of a nightingale." She claimed, "(singing in) the choir was a big influence on my life. I call it my learning ground. Singing in the choir, I learned harmony."[3]

As an actress, she is perhaps best remembered for playing officer Roger Murtaugh's (Danny Glover) wife in the Lethal Weapon film series.

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Highlights10

All My Loving
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All My Loving is a song by musical artist Darlene Love, released on May 19, 2017.
 
The Ronettes
 
20 Feet from Stardom
 
 
The Crystals
 

Photos - Darlene Love549

People Recently Photographed with Darlene Love1

Popular Albums11

Album Appearances & References11

Popular Songs9

Song Appearances & References9

Musical Groups3

Films1

Minor Film Appearances & References9

TV Shows4

Minor Musical Appearances & References2

Minor Play Appearances & References2

Collaborators & Influencers14

Other Music-Related Relationships9

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles60

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts2

News Articles19

Legendary Darlene Love bringing her holiday show back to Beverly
  –  November 17, 2017
Darlene Love sang “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for 28 consecutive years on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” a streak that ended in 2014 with Letterman’s retirement the next year. It proved to be a major career boost for the singer.
Darlene Love to perform holiday concert at The American Theatre for one night only
  –  October 9, 2017
Rock and Roll of Fame inductee Darlene Love will perform at Hampton’s American Theatre ... by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest singers of all time,” Love’s music career began in the late 1950s as part of the girl group The Blossoms, who ...
Macy’s lights it up with love for Boston
  –  November 26, 2017
KISS 108’s Romeo played emcee during the evening event, with musical performances coming from singer-songwriters Sam Tsui and Bea Miller, as well as music legend Darlene Love. Tsui, who rose to fame with his YouTube covers, dazzled the crowd with a ...
Think Too Much: Christmas songs come this time each year
  –  November 25, 2017
Here's the list: Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas," Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song," Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" (with honorable mentions going to the covers by Otis Redding and The Platters ...
Women on the music they love (but doesn’t love them back)
  –  November 24, 2017
The Spector that instantly brings a smile to my face when I hear ‘Be My Baby’, and brought me my heroines in the form of Darlene Love and Ronnie Spector, stays with me most often, and the Spector that is a violent, abusive, gun-obsessed murderer visits ...
It’s official: All-Christmas music radio has begun in Vancouver
  –  November 24, 2017
Christmas decor/Pexels QMFM 103.5 flipped the switch to being an all-Christmas music radio station at 9 am on Friday, November 24 with his cover of the 1963 Darlene Love song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for a nice little bit of Christmassy CanCon.
It’s finally time: 25 essential songs to get in the holiday spirit
  –  November 23, 2017
Many loved ones around the world cannot spend the holidays with their families. Darlene Love’s “Christmas” tells the story of missing and wanting that special someone during the holidays. The original version has the lyrics, but lacks the music to ...
2018 Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest lineup includes old favorites as well as debut performers
  –  November 22, 2017
"The documentary went on to win an Oscar, and elevated Fischer - along with three other generations of backing singers, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Judith Hill - to a level of fame that none had ever achieved. "On the back of that film's success ...
Why I declared war on Christmas
  –  November 21, 2017
I said nothing, but I still wish I had. If I had, I would have said I prefer 24/7 Christmas radio to pretending to appreciate a soulless imitation of Darlene Love. I would have said I like that the NBA plays on Christmas Day. I would have said I like ...
Thank God Sia is doing Christmas music her way
  –  November 20, 2017
Amidst its sleigh bells and Darlene Love-esque vocal layering, Everyday Is Christmas is dotted with eccentric moments that make its riff on Spector-era sounds feel bang up to date. “Underneath The Mistletoe” pairs a strident piano line with Kate Bush-l ...
The Season Of Song: Holiday Music Highlights
  –  November 20, 2017
41bridgestreet.com Darlene Love ($60) celebrates the holidays at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m., followed by John Tesh's Grand Piano Christmas Tour ($65) on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.; Melissa Etheridge's Merry Christmas Baby Tour ($125 ...
Boston Christmas Tree Lighting Events for the 2017 Holiday Season
  –  November 20, 2017
Santa Claus will be there, and guests can enjoy performances by Darlene Love, Bea Miller, Sam Tsui, and the Boston Children’s Choir. For more than thirty years, Roslindale has been bringing the holiday spirit to their tree lighting in Adams Park.
25 years after its release, here are 10 reasons why Home Alone 2 is better than Home Alone
  –  November 20, 2017
between $50 and $100 million' 10 things you need to watch on Netflix this December Kris Kristofferson voices a canine ghost wedding planner in the weirdest trailer of 2017 Recorded by Darlene Love, All Alone at Christmas echoed the Phil Spector-produced ...
Legendary Darlene Love bringing her holiday show back to Beverly
  –  November 17, 2017
Darlene Love sang “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for 28 consecutive years on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” a streak that ended in 2014 with Letterman’s retirement the next year. It proved to be a major career boost for the singer.
Universal: Our first look at Wizarding World Christmas, revamped Macy's parade
  –  November 17, 2017
A Hallmark movie came to mind throughout. Maybe a full park/audience will amp it up for me, but – and yes, yes, change is good -- I did find myself missing Darlene Love’s song. Must download. The parade will be nightly through Jan. 6. The castle show ...
Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack to Play in Concert at Milford Center for the Arts
  –  November 17, 2017
Since 1987 he has released 17 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 75 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, BB King, Darlene Love and Dr. Lonnie Smith.
Dionne Warwick given Marian Anderson Award
  –  November 16, 2017
“Guess what? Ya’ll did it tonight.” Warwick was celebrated throughout the evening with R&B and soul performances by Darlene Love, Russell Thompkins Jr. and the New Stylistics, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., and an opera performance by soprano ...
Insights on Navigating the Distribution Landscape at DOC NYC PRO
  –  November 15, 2017
His strategy for this release relied heavily on the subjects of the film, beloved singers like Darlene Love, to generate excitement and drive publicity. Looking Ahead: Docuseries, Short-form Content and New Players Entering the Arena For the remainder of ...
Darlene Love to perform holiday concert at The American Theatre for one night only
  –  October 9, 2017
HAMPTON, Va. – The snow might not be coming down yet, but there’s still good reason to get excited for the holiday season. Rock and Roll of Fame inductee Darlene Love will perform at Hampton’s American Theatre in the one-night-only event “A Darlene ...

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