February 6, 2023

Ronnie Spector, iconic ’60s crooner and lead singer of the Ronettes, has died after a battle with most cancers, her household confirmed. Hear tributes, basic Ronettes hits and insights from Ronnie herself beneath and on Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame Radio (Ch. 310).

Spector made a reputation for herself within the New York Metropolis music scene within the ’60s whereas performing together with her sister, Estelle Bennett, and cousin, Nedra Talley. Initially known as the Darling Sisters, the trio would later turn out to be the Ronettes, well-known for songs together with “Be My Child,” “Child, I Love You,” “Walkin’ within the Rain” and extra, on which Spector sang vocals. In 1965, the group was voted among the many prime three musical teams in England after The Beatles and Rolling Stones, earlier than parting methods in 1967 (later to reunite in 1973). Spector’s subsequent solo profession influenced songs by each George Harrison and John Lennon after working with the previous at Abbey Street Studios. Spector was additionally featured on Eddie Cash’s 1986 hit “Take Me Dwelling Tonight.” The Ronettes have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in 2007 and launched their first new single in many years in August 2017.


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“Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky angle, a depraved humorousness and a smile on her face.  She was crammed with love and gratitude. Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will reside on in all who knew, heard or noticed her.  In lieu of flowers, Ronnie requested that donations be made to your native girls’s shelter or to the American Indian School Fund,” Spector’s household stated in a press release.

You can even be part of SiriusXM in paying tribute to her musical legacy on Soul City (Ch. 49). Additionally, revisit Spector’s spirited efficiency of “Be My Child” within the SiriusXM studios beneath and “Frosty the Snowman” right here.


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