Sunday, June 16, 2024

Darlene Love, Little Steven Wow Packed Crowd at the Whisky to Launch Her Album


In the middle of all that Emmy mishegos last night, between the Governor’s Ball and the HBO party, I raced over to the famed Whisky A Go Go on Sunset. Legendary singer Darlene Love was launching her album produced by Little Steven van Zandt, with a full orchestra crammed onto the Whisky’s tiny stage. There was a full horn section and four back up singers. Little Steven not only ran the band, played lead guitar but also sang with Darlene on a duet– “Still too Soon to Know.” Steve should sing more often. What a show!

Since HBO was beckoning I could only stay for five songs. They were delicious. Darlene was in fine voice, and Little Steven was in top form. The set was scheduled for two hours (you know E Street has no bounds). They may still be there! I watched from a perch above the stage with Steve’s beautiful and multi talented wife Maureen, Michael des Barres, and with Jimmy Iovine.. Yes, the the Apple/Beats impresario pulled up to the time-beaten Whisky in a chauffeur driven sleek black and big Mercedes. He loves music!

Darlene’s album is called “Introducing Darlene Love.” I hope she and the gang will come to the Cutting Room in NY and put on the same show. My fellow New Yorkers shouldn’t be deprived!

Sleeper songs on the album: “Among the Believers” and “Sweet Freedom.”

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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