Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Darlene Love on Phil Spector: “I feel a sigh of relief but emptiness too…If it weren’t for Phil Spector there would never be a DARLENE LOVE”


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. 💔🙏

Roger Friedman
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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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