"Darlene Love" (born "Darlene Wright" on July 26, 1938, in Los Angeles, California) is an American popular music singer. She began her singing with her local church choir. While still in high school she was invited to join a little-known "girl group" called The Blossoms, who soon began recording for producer Phil Spector. With her powerful voice she was soon a highly sought-after vocalist, and managed to work with many of the legends of 1950s and 1960s rock and soul, including Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Sonny and Cher and sang back-up vocals on Shelley Fabares's smash hit "Johnny Angel".
With The Blossoms she sang backing vocals on some of the biggest hits of the 60s, including Spector's own "Da Doo Ron Ron" (allegedly recorded with her lead, which was later erased by Spector and re-recorded using Crystals' lead La La Brooks). Though credited by Spector as singles recorded by The Crystals, "He's A Rebel" and "He's Sure The Boy I Love" actually featured Darlene singing lead, backed by The Blossoms. "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" was released as a single by Spector, and featured Darlene's name as the artist. The Blossoms landed a weekly pa...