Rolling Stone calls her “one of the greatest singers of all time.” 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.”
Darlene’s background vocals for Aretha Franklin, Cher, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for a storied life. Today on BOLD, Darlene shares her own path to fame, which was spotlighted in the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” the acclaimed film that chronicled the dramatic (and often heart-breaking) lives of background vocalists.
“For a long time, people only saw me as Cher’s backup singer, Tom Jones’ backup singer, Elvis’ backup singer. No one believed there was a real Darlene Love. Well, here I am at 73!” In 2011, Darlene received the industry’s highest award when Better Midler–a great fan of her work–inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.