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Darlene Love

PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:55 pm
by davidasix
Hi all,

I saw that Darlene Love has been selected for the R&R Hall of Fame (along with the great Neil Diamond). I know she was on JP's WolfKing of LA, but wikipedia has this to add (and why I am posting in this forum):

"In 1973, she [Love] recorded vocals as a cheerleader along with Michelle Phillips, for the Cheech & Chong single "Basketball Jones," which peaked at No.15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart."

Much more info here:
and ... _Shoelaces

Forgot that Michelle was called Trixie. Good article here: ... ntPage=all


Re: Darlene Love

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:32 am
by Nicole
Hi Davidsix,
Thanks for that post. Yes, you can really hear Michelle Phillips and Darlene Love on Basketball Jones. It's also on Cheech and Chong"s1973 album Los Cochinos, which is available on cd. It's the last track. Great song
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: Darlene Love

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:33 am
by Sportguynj1
Hi Guys,

Congrats to Darlene Love for FINALLY making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! I saw her Sunday night in NYC and she was amazing! I read in her autobiography "My Name is Love" that her 60's group, The Blossoms, were hired by Lou Adler and Dunhill to do backgrounds on Johnny River's albums as well as the Mamas and the Papas! That was news to me but she mentions this in the book that the Blossoms were used to "sweeten" the Mamas and Papas recordings. She doesn't mention the records by name but I'm assuming this was for the first album - "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears" because this was when Johnny Rivers was recording as well. I have also read this when she has done interviews in the past. It would be interesting to know which of the recordings she and the Blossoms appeared on?



Re: Darlene Love

PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:29 am
by Rbcsoup
With all due respect to Darlene Love, I do NOT believe she or The Blossoms are on the group's first album. Will return to this subject after asking Lou or Michelle. Richard

Re: Darlene Love

PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:30 am
by Ars_Nova_Chris
Perhaps she's actually referring to John's Wolfking album?

Re: Darlene Love

PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:22 am
by John Sands
that is probably what she means. Good point Ars