Born Darlene Wright in Los Angeles in 1938, she began her career as lead singer with the vocal trio, The Blossoms. After a spell as regulars on ABC TV's variety show
Shindig! in the early 60s, the trio went on to sing backup on a variety of Elvis Presley recordings, and even backed him on his 1968 NBC-TV special
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She is one of David Letterman's favorite singers. Every December 23, she appears on
Late Show with David Letterman to sing her classic, "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home". In one memorable appearance, her rendition was broadcast live to U.S. Servicemen and Servicewomen stationed overseas. As David Letterman says, "It is just not Christmas without Darlene Love".
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