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Darlene Love - "20 Feet From Stardom"

Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:45 am

New movie! >> http://twentyfeetfromstardom.com/

Re: Darlene Love - "20 Feet From Stardom"

Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 am

Thanks. A must-watch!

But. Darlene Love was not "a backup singer." Well, technically, she did that for a time, but she was much more. She would have been a genuine star in her own right if Phil Spector hadn't put others' names on some of her more memorable performances. He really wrecked her career, and there's a reason she's called the world's most overqualified backup singer.

It's a great concept, and seems to be a great film, but her story needs to be told separately, because she was not one of the bunch. She was a great, great singer. And she did have the looks for a star, too. She had the "it factor." It was just a crying shame. The music industry knows that now. Hate to see her lumped in with actual backup singers, who would never have been stars, did not sing lead on legendary records, etc.

But, still, looks like a fine film. Thank you very much.

rjm

Re: Darlene Love - "20 Feet From Stardom"

Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:57 am

Merry Clayton is in there as well rjm so it's not bad company.

Re: Darlene Love - "20 Feet From Stardom"

Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Great find Blue River! Can't wait to see this one.

Re: Darlene Love - "20 Feet From Stardom"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:30 am

Darlene Love is the greatest of them all.

So nice to see Bruce Springsteen prominently featured in the trailer.


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TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - Official Trailer

Re: Darlene Love - "20 Feet From Stardom"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:41 am

Looks great

Re: Darlene Love - "20 Feet From Stardom"

Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:53 am

There's a nice interview on NPR's Fresh Air with the director of the film Morgan Neville and Merry Clayton. You get to hear Clayton's legendary vocal on "Gimme Shelter" isolated to just her track of the recording:

http://www.npr.org/2013/06/12/188384737/20-feet-from-the-spotlight-theres-singing-worthy-of-one

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Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:19 am

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