Darlene Love’s powerful voice turned heads with the hit songs "He’s A Rebel" and "Da Doo Ron Ron." But she also found herself singing back-up for some great hit-makers, such as Elvis Presley, Gene Autry, Frank Sinatra, and Sam Cooke.
VPR Presents Joel Najman, host of My Place on VPR, on the many lesser known works of Darlene Love. In this hour-long program, you’ll hear clips of some surprising places Darlene Love has appeared in her long career in music. You’ll also learn about Love’s path to stardom, including how she became Darlene "Love" and why she and producer Phil Spector didn’t work well together.
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