September 29, 2009

DARLENE LOVE is a Nominee for 2010 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Darlene Love's last album "It's Christmas of Course" included the song "Night of Peace" written by Jan Pulsford and Seth Glassman, who is now Darlene's Musical Director and Bass Player. Produced by Kevin Killen the song has become a firm seasonal favourite. Congratulations and good luck to the legendary Darlene Love!
From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:-
"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Announces Nominees for 2010 Induction New York (September 23, 2009)— The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum were announced today. The twelve nominees are: ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff,
KISS, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The
Hollies, and The Stooges. Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters,
who will select artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame at the 25th Annual Induction Ceremony on March 15, 2010 at the
Waldorf Astoria in New York City. 
To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an
act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior
to the year of nomination. This year’s nominees had to release their
first single no later than 1984. 
Her powerful gospel sound was developed singing in her father’s church
in East L.A. At 16, Darlene sang at a wedding where two of the
bridesmaids asked her to join their vocal group, The Blossoms. They
quickly established a major presence in the L.A. session scene doing
backgrounds for artists such as Sam Cooke. Darlene caught the attention
of young genius record producer Phil Spector and he made her one of the
cornerstones of his “Wall of Sound” under various names (The Crystals,
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, and of course, Darlene Love). She sang
lead on a string of hits, earning an important place on the landscape of
60’s rock & roll. She continues to have a prolific singing career,
having starred on Broadway, and in recent years has returned to her
gospel roots. "