Darlene Love with Chris Ruggiero
Darlene Love & Chris Ruggiero in Stafford, Texas
All you need is Love this Valentine’s weekend and The Stafford Centre is proud to welcome – as part of the Stars of the Sixties series – Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy-Award-winner and star of the Academy-Award-winning movie “20 Feet from Stardom,” the incomparable Darlene Love! Rolling Stone Magazine has praised her as “one of the greatest singers of all time” and Bette Midler said Love’s singing “only gets better with age.” In the early ‘60s, Darlene Love sang lead on several of the decade’s indelible hits – “He’s a Rebel,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” ”(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait ‘til My Bobby Gets Home,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts” and the song she sang on The Late Show with David Letterman for 28 years, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home.)” In the years that followed, and culminating with the documentary film “20 Feet From Stardom,” it came to light that Darlene also provided background vocals on some of the most iconic recordings of all time including the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” and Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life.” You may have seen her on stage with Elvis during his ‘68 Comeback Special or as Danny Glover’s wife in the “Lethal Weapon” motion picture series, but on February 17th, you’ll have a chance to see this legend live on stage at the Stafford Centre. PBS-TV star Chris Ruggiero will return to Stafford as Darlene’s special guest, following the overwhelming response to his last appearance.