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Darlene Love at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Published on Jul 17, 2013 by Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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The Broward Center wishes you the BEST Valentine’s Day with Darlene Love!

It’s no wonder that The New York Times raves: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances.

Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” hit factory, this great lady has done it all… from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease.  She even starred as herself in “Leader of the Pack”, credited as Broadway’s first “jukebox musical.”

Darlene has also appeared on numerous television programs, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled “Women Who Rock”.  An autobiographical film is currently on the drawing board and another recent film that prominently features Darlene just landed a distribution deal at the Sundance Film Festival.

Darlene’s background vocals for The Blossoms, The Crystals, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.  Her Billboard hits include: “He’s a Rebel”, “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”, “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “Wait ‘til My Bobby Gets Home”, “He’s Sure The Boy I Love” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas – Baby Please Come Home”, a song that she performs annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman (December 2012 marks her 27th appearance).

In 2011, Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Better Midler, a great fan ofher work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall   of Fame.  During the celebration, the two ladies enjoyed performing “He’s A Rebel” together.  As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang “He’s A Fine, Fine Boy” backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen.

Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely:

“Darlene Love is Rock n’ Roll!”

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