Although I have known Darlene Love’s music for 40 years or so, (remember “He’s a Rebel“?) I was not familiar with the person or the name behind the voice until I saw “20 Feet from Stardom” at the Berkshire Film Festival last spring.
This documentary, which premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of the back up singers whose voices we recognize, as they were instrumental in creating the sound of the music, but we probably didn’t know their names. They often sang with no credit given, as was the case with Ms. Love during her early years singing for The Blossoms and The Crystals, groups managed by music producer, Phil Spector.
Now I can’t wait to hear Darlene Love perform live at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center the day after Thanksgiving! Click here for a YouTube video about her – you will instantly know her voice.There is still time to get tickets.