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My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story [Signed and Inscribed]: Love, Darlene with Rob Hoerburger

My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story [Signed and Inscribed]

Love, Darlene with Rob Hoerburger

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ISBN 10: 0688156576 / ISBN 13: 9780688156572
Published by New York: William Morrow, 1998, 1998
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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8vo, publisher's boards, dustwrapper, ix, 303pp., ills. First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by Love to music writer Jim Bessman at the front endpaper. A VG+/VG copy: clean, bright and sound book in a lightly dust-soiled wrapper with a small closed tear to the head of the rear panel. Bookseller Inventory # ATLDLMNIL98

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Title: My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story [...

Publisher: New York: William Morrow, 1998

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Finally, the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story. Right out of high school, Darlene Love began singing lead vocals for legendary producer Phil Spector, cutting such classic hits as the number one -- He's a Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron," and "He's Sure the Boy I Love." As part of girl group the Blossoms, she held a regular spot on television's Shindig, and with Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans she toured the country.

Later, she sang backup -- and collected numerous scintillating back-stage stories -- with, among others, Dionne Warwick, the Mamas and the Papas, and Sonny and Cher. Now in My Name A Love, Darlene is ready to tell her tales about Elvis coming on to her backstage during his famous '68 Comeback Special,"about wild parties she witnessed at Tom Jones's house, and about her love affair with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers. She also recalls how she found herself cleaning houses in Beverly Hills, heard herself on the radio, and vowed to make a comeback. That comeback has included roles in all three Lethal Weapon movies (with the fourth now in production), starring roles on Broadway, and headlining concert appearances worldwide.

My Name Is Love is a dishy, behind-the-scenes showbiz memoir that is also the inspiring story of a woman who refused to give up.

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After singing lead vocal on the number one single "He's a Rebel," in 1962 (recorded under the name the Crystals), 21-year-old Love hoped that her producer, Phil Spector, would nurse her talent into stardom. Unfortunately for Love, Spector believed vocals were just one more cog in his musical Wall of Sound. Although she sang classics like "Today I Met the Boy I'm Going to Marry" and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," by 1964 Love was well on her way to becoming "the most overqualified backup singer in the business." Hers is a sassy tale of a revered industry survivor who has watched contemporaries such as Tina, Aretha and Cher score comebacks while she sings backup for them. After 30 lucrative years literally singing in the background, she hoped for a revival of her own. Considered a relic in her 40s, she had to resort to cleaning houses to pay the rent. Cruise-ship gigs and a couple of failed musicals (Leader of the Pack and Carrie) brought her attention but no recording contract. While a comeback still eludes the singer, her story has a happy ending: in 1997, a New York jury awarded her $263,000 in back royalties from Spector. Years of touring with Dionne Warwick ("always a patsy for the tea-leaf readers of the world") and Tom Jones ("the conveyor belt [of women] to his room) offer her a cavalcade of stars to dissect, dote on or skewer in illuminating, entertaining portraits. Her sardonic observations border on the hilarious. Love is not afraid to speak her mind, and co-author Rob Hoerburger has polished those anecdotes to perfection. Photos not seen by PW.
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