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Podcast Episode 026: Darlene Love Talks Phil Spector, Holiday Songs, Music Business, and More

Darlene Love began singing background as a teenager. This in and of itself may not seem like a big deal until you realize who she sang background for: Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, and a whole lot more. She also began a promising career as a lead singer, culminating with the holiday classic, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Her career hit a snag when Phil Spector refused to let her out of a contract. She almost gave up singing altogether, but she had an epiphany that led her back to the mic, and eventually into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this interview, she talks about all of the facets of her career, including her turn in the film, 20 Feet from Stardom. Watch the trailer below!

Pat Healy is an Editor and Writer for Berklee Online. Prior to Berklee, he was the Music Editor for Metro Newspapers. In addition to Berklee, he currently freelances for Pitchfork and several other music sites.
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