Darlene Love: Not A Back-up Singer Anymore

YES YES YES!! Any fans of the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” can pull out their “Happy” dance for this one!

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She was born in Hawthorne, and raised in South Los Angeles. The daughter of a minister with the voice of a nightingale, she is singer/actress Darlene Love. Sometimes it takes a very long time to get proper recognition. You have heard her on the radio for decades without ever hearing her name. You have seen her as Danny Glover’s wife in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ movies. Finally, after 50 years, there is redemption. As I correctly predicted, the long overdue film study of back-up singers,’20 Feet From Stardom’ won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Who can forget Darlene’s wonderful acceptance speech/song ? One of the many great ladies featured in the film who started as a back-up singer was Darlene Love. In 1962, Darlene formed ‘The Blossoms,’ a girl group who later would sing behind many great stars including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, The Beach…

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Very Interesting.

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