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Featured in the film Twenty Feet From Stardom, the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story

Right out of high school, Darlene Love began singing lead vocals for legendary producer Phil Spector, cutting such classic hits as the number one "He's a Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron," and "He's Sure the Boy I Love." As part of the girl group the Blossoms, she held a regular spot on television's Shindig!, and with Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans she toured the country.

Later, she sang backup—and collected numerous scintillating backstage stories—with, among others, Dionne Warwick, the Mamas and the Papas, and Sonny and Cher. Now in My Name Is Love, Darlene is ready to tell her tales about Elvis coming on to her backstage during his famous '68 Comeback Special, about wild parties she witnessed at Tom Jones's house, and about her love affair with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers. She also recalls how she found herself cleaning houses in Beverly Hills, heard herself on the radio, and vowed to make a comeback. That comeback has included roles in all of the Lethal Weapon movies, starring roles on Broadway, and headlining concert appearances worldwide.

A dishy, behind-the-scenes showbiz memoir, My Name Is Love is also the inspiring story of a woman who refused to give up.

Biographies & Memoirs
June 25
William Morrow

Customer Reviews

VintageLPs ,

A Fascinating, Insider's View of Rock'n Roll

I have Darlene Love's single "He's a Rebel" on my Favorites Playlist on my iPod, my copy purchased from iTunes. How ironic that the man who cheated Darlene and ruined her chances for stardom in the '60s and '70s appears on the virtual cover of that downloaded song: Phil Specter. He denied her the right to have her name on that song and 50 years later he sits in prison a convicted murderer but his ugly mug is still taking credit for Darlene's beautiful voice.

This is an eye-opening story of the greed in the music industry and how Darlene persevered and has earned the recognition denied her so many years ago.

Chris7790 ,

You have to love Darlene love

Great book by one music most under rated artist I loved reading this book

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