Die Schwestern Ronnie und Estelle Bennett und ihre Cousine Nedra Talley hatten 1959 ihre ersten gemeinsamen Auftritte, gewannen einen Talentwettbewerb und standen regelmäßig auf der Bühne, damals noch als Darling Sisters. Bald wurden Plattenproduzenten auf sie aufmerksam, und 1961 veröffentlichten sie ihre erste Single. Kurz darauf benannten sie sich um in The Ronettes, abgeleitet von Ronnie Bennett.
13. Jan. 2022 · CNN — Ronnie Spector, the swaggering 1960s pop icon with the sky-high beehive whose sultry, quavering voice powered numerous hits for The Ronettes, including “Be My Baby,” has died, her family...
10. Jan. 2020 · Nach Angaben der Familie ist Ronnie Spector, die Sängerin der US-Rock-'n'-Roll-Gruppe "The Ronettes", im Alter von 78 Jahren gestorben. "Unser geliebter Engel auf Erden, Ronnie, ist heute...
Ronnie Spector (* 10. August 1943 als Veronica Yvette Bennett in New York City; † 12. Januar 2022 in Danbury, Connecticut) war eine US-amerikanische Sängerin. Sie wurde als Leadsängerin der Girlgroup The Ronettes bekannt und war auch als Solosängerin sowie in Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Musikern erfolgreich. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Galerie
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Spector was born Veronica Yvette Bennett in East Harlem, New York City, and grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. She was the daughter of Beatrice and Louis Bennett, a subway worker. Her mother was Black and Cherokee, and her father was Irish. Bennett and her sister Estelle Bennett (1941–2009) were encouraged to sing by their larg...
1963–1969: The Ronettes and early success
The Ronettes became a popular live attraction around the greater New York area in the early 1960s. Looking for a recording contract, they initially were signed to Colpix Records and produced by Stu Phillips. After releasing a few singles on Colpix without success, they tracked down record producer Phil Spector, who signed them to his label Philles Records in 1963. Their relationship with Spector brought chart success with their biggest hit "Be My Baby" in 1963, which peaked at No. 2 on the Bi...
1970–1982: Solo career and Siren
In February 1971, Ronnie Spector recorded the song "Try Some, Buy Some/Tandoori Chicken" at Abbey Road Studios during Phil's work with George Harrison. Written by Harrison, and produced by both Harrison and Phil, her debut solo single was released on Apple Records in April 1971. It peaked at No. 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1971. Although the single was not a big hit, its backing track was used two years later for Harrison's own version of the song, on his chart-topping Living in the Ma...
1983–2002: "Take Me Home Tonight", Unfinished Business, and return to music
In 1986, Ronnie Spector enjoyed a resurgence of popular radio airplay as the featured vocalist on Eddie Money's Top 5 hit, "Take Me Home Tonight", in which she answers Money's chorus lyric, "just like Ronnie sang", with, "be my little baby". The song's music video was one of the top videos of the year and in heavy rotation on MTV. During this period, she also recorded the song "Tonight You're Mine, Baby" (from the film Just One of the Guys). In 1988, she began performing at the Ronnie Spector...
Ronnie and Phil Spector began having an affair soon after she was signed to his label in 1963. Early in their relationship, she was unaware that he was married. Once, Ronnie was apprehended by house detectives for prostitution at the Delmonico Hotel in New York City after leaving a room they had booked. She was allowed to call Phil, who threatened ...
1. Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica, 1964 2. Sing Their Greatest Hits, 1975 3. The Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, 1981 4. The Best of The Ronettes, 1992
1. She Talks to RainbowsEP, 1999 2. Something's Gonna HappenEP, 2003 3. Best Christmas EverEP, 2010
Sources: 1. 1971: "Try Some, Buy Some" (Apple 1832) 2. 1975: "You'd Be Good For Me" (Tom Cat YB-10380) 3. 1976: "Paradise" (Warner Spector SPS 0409) 4. 1977: "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" (Epic 8-50374) 5. 1978: "It's a Heartache" (Alston 3738) 6. 1980: "Darlin'" (Polish PR-202) 7. 1987: "Who Can Sleep" (Columbia 38-07082) 8. 1987: "Love On a Rooftop" (Columbia 38-07300)
Spector, Ronnie; Vince Waldron (1990). Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, or My Life as a Fabulous Ronette (1st ed.). New York: Harmony Books. ISBN 0-517-57499-3. OCLC 211...
1. Thompson, Dave (2003). Wall of Pain: The Biography of Phil Spector. London: Sanctuary Publishing. ISBN 9781860745430.Gensler, Andy (December 21, 2010). "Asked & Answered: Ronnie Spector". The New York Times.Connolly, M. Delmonico (2020). Ronnie Spector in Rock Gomorrah.Gold Line Press.
The Ronettes were an American girl group from Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City.  The group consisted of lead singer Veronica Bennett (later known as Ronnie Spector), her older sister Estelle Bennett, and their cousin Nedra Talley. They had sung together since they were teenagers, then known as "The Darling Sisters".
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