Darlene Love


Darlene Love, Chris Ruggiero: Two Must-See Holiday Concerts

Legendary singer Darlene Love and 23-year-old vocalist Chris Ruggiero joined forces at the Power Station in New York City in order to release a duet of Grown-Up Christmas List for Ruggiero’s new. holiday LP, Christmas With Chris Ruggiero. Although once labled to “Queen of Christmas” by talk show host...
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Darlene Love on what the Beatles took from Black musicians, and what they gave back

Singer, actress and (as dubbed by David Letterman) "Christmas Queen" Darlene Love joined host Kenneth Womack to talk about being a contemporary of the Beatles in the 1960s music scene and more on the latest episode of "Everything Fab Four," a podcast co-produced by me and Womack (a music scholar who also writes about pop music for Salon) and distributed by Salon.
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Top 10 NJ Arts Events of Week: Darlene Love, Remember Jones, ‘The Nutcracker,’ more

Here is a roundup of arts events taking place around the state, through Dec. 1. • Powerhouse singer Darlene Love was one of the featured artists on one of the greatest holiday albums of all time, 1963’s A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” and other classic material — plus, maybe, her new collaboration with Chris Ruggiero, “Grown-Up Christmas List” (watch video below) — at a show billed as “Love for the Holidays,” Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

Darlene Love, on tour in NJ, releases new Christmas song with Chris Ruggiero

Perhaps more than anybody, Darlene Love understands the power of Christmas songs. It’s been nearly 60 years since Love’s voice became synonymous with the holiday season, thanks to her work on the landmark 1963 LP “A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector,” which featured her undeniable vocals supported by Spector’s Wall of Sound on “White Christmas,” “A Marshmallow World,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Silent Night” and her signature number, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
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‘Rock the Holidays’ with Darlene Love in Beverly

The 1960s vocal group legend brings her annual Christmas show to The Cabot Dec. 1. Before there was Lisa Fischer, there was Darlene Love, possessor of one of the greatest voices in popular music (#84, according Rolling Stone’s 2010 list of the 100 Greatest Singers). The two have lot more in common than having area gigs coming up. Both have sung on recordings by Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, and Luther Vandross. Both were featured in the 2013 documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” whose numerous honors included an Academy Award, a Grammy, and an NAACP Image Award. Furthermore, both have peculiarly few albums to their own credit given their voluminous work for others.

Darlene Love coming to Harford Community College

A Christmas concert with legendary singer Darlene Love and a performance of “The Nutcracker” are among the performances and activities Harford Community College is hosting to celebrate the holiday season. Love is bringing “Love for the Holidays” to the campus’ APGFCU Arena on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer will be performing a host of Christmas classics including ...
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Award-winning singer Darlene Love performs for MCC fundraiser

Oscar and Grammy award-winning, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame singer, actress and author Darlene Love dazzled audience members of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in a performance for Middlesex Community College’s Celebrity Forum on June 6. Named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling...

My Favorite Elvis Song: Donny Osmond, Darlene Love, Kenny Loggins & More Stars Reveal Their Most Cherished Tracks By The King

As fans head to theaters to catch the new 'Elvis' film, artists who performed with and were inspired by The King choose their favorite Elvis songs. The King of Rock and Roll has taken center stage in theaters across the country thanks to Baz Lurhmann's critically acclaimed Elvis. The rousing biopic stars Austin Butler as the titular icon, and tracks Elvis Presley's tumultuous life and indelible impact on American culture — including his remarkably timeless discography.

Rock 'n' roll icon Darlene Love to return to New Jersey

A rock 'n' roll icon is bringing her voice to New Jersey. Darlene Love will be performing Thursday, June 9 at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Love, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, is best known for her 1960s-era collaborations with producer Phil Spector, including Spector's famed Christmas album for which Love recorded her classic "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home."

Darlene Love – The Many Sides of Love: The Complete Reprise Recordings Plus! (Real Gone Music)

Powerhouse singer Darlene Love was the star of some of Phil Spector’s greatest works, including the Crystals hits “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and the lesser-known “Stumble and Fall,” credited to Love herself. Away from the confines of the dictatorial producer’s Wall of Sound, she cut other ‘60s singles that are also well worth a listen, despite limited chart success. Featuring solo efforts and songs by The Blossoms and The Wildcats, The Many Sides of Love: The Complete Reprise Recordings Plus! presents a batch of underrated gems from an exuberant performer who still sounds fresh today. Highlights include: “That’s When the Tears Start,” an overlooked girl-group classic; the sultry soul of “Good, Good Lovin’ ”; the Motown-inflected “Let Your Love Shine on Me”; and the dramatic ballad “If.” Continuing to win accolades in recent years, Darlene Love radiates joy with every performance.
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Darlene Love to perform at Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum

LOWELL — Middlesex Community College Foundation’s Celebrity Forum will return in June with Oscar and Grammy award-winning singer, actress and author Darlene Love. Love will perform at Lowell Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. on June 6. A donor reception and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event provide support for scholarships for Middlesex students.

Darlene Love to perform in Woodstock as part of We Got the Beat: Women in Music Summit Weekend

Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. Her Billboard hits include: He’s a Rebel, The Boy I’m Gonna Marry, Wait ‘Til my Bobby Gets Home, He’s Sure the Boy I Love, and the legendary #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home. Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Bette Midler inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Bearsville Theater Presents Darlene Love as part of our inaugural We Got the Beat: A Summit Weekend for Women in Music!. 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!” – which was made official when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, in 2011.