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Darlene Love

Born Darlene Wright in Los Angeles in 1938, she began her career as lead singer with the vocal trio, The Blossoms. After a spell as regulars on ABC TV's variety show Shindig! (1964) in the early 60s, the trio went on to sing backup on a variety of Elvis Presley recordings, and even backed him on his 1968 NBC-TV special Elvis: The Comeback Special (1968). For a while, they backed Tom Jones during some of his Las Vegas shows. The Blossoms have the rare distinction of recording a number one hit without ever receiving any credit. Years before the advent of Milli Vanilli, Darlene Love, Fanita James and Gracie Nitzsche sang vocals on the Gene Pitney-penned song "He's a Rebel" that was championed as The Crystals' first (and only) No. 1 US hit. Because of confounding logistics, record producer Phil Spector had to use The Blossoms because The Crystals were on the wrong coast of the US at the time. And since he was up against the clock in L.A. attempting to get his production on the airwaves before the Vikki Carr version, he had no choice. Love also sang vocals on the Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans top twenty hit "Zip-a-Dee Doo Dah".

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Jul 26, 1938 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Another World 1964-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two 2020-11-18
Known For
Poster of Sweet Daddy Siki
Poster of Lethal Weapon 3
Poster of Lethal Weapon 2
Poster of Lethal Weapon
Movie The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two Grace 2020-11-18
Movie Holiday Rush Aunt Jo Robinson 2019-11-28
Movie Sweet Daddy Siki Self 2017-06-11
Movie 20 Feet from Stardom Herself 2013-06-14
Movie The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Herself 2009-11-29
Movie Elvis '68 Comeback Special Edition Herself - The Blossoms 2006-08-03
Movie British Rock Symphony 1999-06-28
Movie Lethal Weapon 4 Trish Murtaugh 1998-07-10
Series The View Herself 1997-08-11
Movie Lethal Weapon 3 Trish Murtaugh 1992-05-15
Movie Lethal Weapon 2 Trish Murtaugh 1989-07-07
Movie Lethal Weapon Trish Murtaugh 1987-03-06
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie The Love God? Singer with The Blossoms (uncredited) 1969-08-01
Movie Brand of Shame Unknown 1968-01-01
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Movie The T.A.M.I. Show Self (as The Blossoms) 1964-12-29
Series Shindig! Unknown 1964-09-16