Darlene Love - ( TODAY I MET ) THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY

First performance: 14/03/2011


Coverinfo

 
  
 
The song was performed during the 26th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Springsteen joins inductee Darlene Love on stage for three songs (Sessions Band member Curtis King sings backing vocals). Bette Midler is also on stage for "He's A Rebel". Additionally, Bruce sings a line from the crowd during Neil Diamond's set on "Sweet Caroline". Darlene Love was an inductee of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2011.
 
 

Songinfo

"(Today I met) The boy I'm gonna marry" is a song of Darlene Love (1963) released as a single by Spector, and now featured Love's name as the artist. She says that Spector offered $3,000 for her rights to the song. Darlene Love was a member of "the blossoms". The Blossoms were an American girl-group that originated from California. During their height of success in the 1960s, the group's lineup most famously consisted of Darlene Love, Fanita James, and Jean King. They provided backing vocals for many of the biggest hits of the 1960s. Phil Spector began recording singer Darlene Love and her backing group the Blossoms but under the name "the Crystals".
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce covered 7 songs of The Crystals / Darlene Love : From 1985 till 2016 He was with her 5 times together ons stage.

In 2009 they were together at stage in MSG. ( 2009-10-29 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY) . He inducted her with a lot of admiration and as : "the voice of Phil Spector’s greatest creations".

In 2015 Bruce wrote 2 songs for her album "Introducing Darlene Love".

Bruce also appeared in her video of "forbidden nights"

Bruce on Phil Spector’s "wall of sound" in his 2012 SXSW Keynote speech

"Then Spector and the Wall of Sound. Phil's entire body of work could be described by the title of one of his lesser–known productions, "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)." Phil's records felt like near chaos, violence covered in sugar and candy, sung by the girls who were sending Roy–o running straight for the anti–depressants. If Roy was opera, Phil was symphonies, little three–minute orgasms, followed by oblivion. And Phil's greatest lesson was sound. Sound is its own language. I mean, the first thing you would think of with Phil Spector is (soundbite of mimicking a drum beat). That was all you needed."
 

Lyrics

Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry
He's all I wanted all my life and even more
He smiled at me and the music started playing
Here comes the bride when he walked through the door

Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry
The boy whose life and dream and love I wanna share
For on my hand a band of gold appeared before me
The band of gold I always dreamed I'd wear

When we kissed I felt a sweet sensation
This time it wasn't just my imagination

Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry
He's just what I've been waiting for, oh yeah
With every kiss, "Ooh, this is it" my heart keeps saying
Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry

When we kissed I felt a sweet sensation
This time it wasn't just my imagination

Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry
He's just what I've been waiting for, oh yeah
With every kiss, "Ooh, this is it" my heart keeps saying
Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry

Today I met, ooh, the boy
Ooh, today I met, ooh, the boy