It was just announced that Darlene Love is one of the 2011 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Darlene Love joins a new group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, and Tom Waits.
Darlene Love is a singer and actress who was born in 1938 and sang with many 1950s and 1960s music icons including Sam Cooke, The Beach Boys, Elvis, and Sonny and Cher.
Other than being a 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, here are five things you may not know about Darlene Love:
1. Darlene Love was part of a girls singing group called The Blossoms. The Blossoms sang back-up on popular songs including “Tracks of my Tears” and “Baby I Need Your Loving.”
2. Darlene took a break from her singing career in the 1970s so that she could raise a family and focus on being a mom.
3. In the 1980s, Darlene Love made a comeback playing herself in Leader Of The Pack, which was nominated for a Tony award.
4. In 1987, Love sang backup for U2 on their cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
5. Darlene Love performs “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home” every year on the last episode of Late Night With David Letterman right before Christmas. She has done this since 1986.