Date of Interview: 10/05/2011
Few artists can boast a music career one decade in length let alone five. Dionne Warwick – in spite of the industry’s unpredictable twist and turns – defied the odds. The singer’s humility is the primary reason for the covering of one little-known fact: Warwick ranks second as the most-charted female vocalist on Billboard’s Hot 100. (With singles released between 1962 and 1998, only Aretha Franklin ranks higher.)
In celebration of the singer’s 50th year in entertainment, Dionne Warwick was gracious to make time in her busy schedule to settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry – reflecting upon her early years as a background singer, the influence of her grandfather, and the importance of friendship and relationship-building.