Darlene Love made dozens of hit records with Phil Spector. Some were under her name, some were under the names of groups that didn’t identify her. She wasn’t paid well, and in recent decades she had to sue him to get royalties. He wasn’t good to her as a human or a person, but in the big picture, he caused her to be a star.
Now Phil is dead. Darlene posted to Facebook, where she’s a regular visitor:
“I’m feeling a range of different emotions right now. I feel a sigh of relief but emptiness too. Another chapter in my life has come to an end. A truly sad ending to a brilliant music pioneer. I will say, if it weren’t for Phil there would never be a DARLENE LOVE.