||I met Dee
Dee Warwick at the Circle Star Theatre in San Francisco area. She
was with her sister, Dionne and Donjo Medlivine. Dionne's husband,
Bill Elliot was with Dionne and we used to play pinochle between
shows. Dionne was a great lady. It was fun being with her. When I
met Dee Dee, we hit it off right away. We had a lot in common. A
few months later, we were in Mexico City together. She was
performing at The Mari Isabella Hotel and I was there as a
coordinator. Dee Dee and I gave Mexico City a good time.
Dee Dee passed away.
I am sure she is at peace.
God Bless Her. *
Born September 25, 1945 in New
Died October 18, 2008 - I will miss her.
Delia Mae (Dee Dee) Warwick has always sung in the
shadow of her older sister, Dionne Warwick, but she has created
a body of work that holds up well decades later. Her first
record on the Jubilee label, "You're No Good",
In 1964 Warwick signed with
Mercury Records' Blue Rock subsidiary and, with production
handled by Ed Townsend, recorded a spate of finely crafted
songs, notably "We're Doing Fine" (number 28 R&B).
After switching to the parent label in 1966 she reached the
charts with "I Want To Be With You" (number 9 R&B,
number 41 pop), which was taken from the Broadway musical Golden
Boy, and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (number 13
R&B, number 88 pop), which was remade the following year
with much greater success in the pop market by Madelaine Bell
and much later by a united Supremes/Temptations group. Warwick
moved to Atco Records in 1970 and was produced in Miami by Dave
Crawford, achieving chart success with "She Didn't Know
(She Kept On Talking)" (number 9 R&B, number 70 pop)
and a remake of "Suspicious Minds" (number 24 R&B,
number 80 pop). "Get Out Of My Life" was her last
chart record in 1975.