Dionne Warwick “Time of Her Life” at 83

Dionne Warwick “Time of Her Life” at 83


July 2nd, 2024


The inimitable Dionne Warwick, the original “it” girl, who, in a career that began in the 1960s, gave us such staples to pop music as “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Alfie,” “Walk On By” and “Do You Know The Way to San Jose,” could be resting on her laurels, but she is doing anything but that! In 2023, the singer, activist, host, community organizer and groundbreaking entertainer was honored with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, where Debbie Allen, Cynthia Erivo, Chloe Bailey, Ego Nwodim (who laughingly and lovingly plays Dionne on “The Dionne Warwick Show” skits on SNL), country superstar Mickey Guyton as well as The Spinners, the group with whom she recorded the #1 R&B/Pop hit “Then Came You,” sang and spoke her praises. 2024 shows that there is no stopping the train of triumphs and successes for an icon when that icon is Dionne Warwick! She will FINALLY be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She acknowledges with a wit that made her the Queen of Twitter: “It is quite interesting that it’s happening now, because I’ve been nominated a couple of times before, and now they’ve finally gotten it right!” With all that, what does it feel like to be Dionne Warwick, with a monumental career that spans 7 decades and shows no signs of slowing down? Warwick, with a smile in her voice, says: “It’s a blessing in its own way. Things are not being given to me. I have earned them. But, it’s a wonderful thing indeed. They just aligned and I say ‘thank you.’”

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