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Friday, 14 January 2022

Ronnie Spector R.I.P.


It was sad to hear of the death of the great Ronnie Spector at the age of 76. The first great musical icon to pass in 2022 unless I've missed something.

She was of course the lead singer of the revolutionary all female early 60's band The Ronettes along side her sister Estelle Bennett and her cousin Nedra Tally. They smashed the glass ceiling and many other great all female bands followed.

She was a tough character. Let's face it you would have to be to survive a marriage to Phil Spector. The title of her memoir Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts and Madness,or, My Life as a Fabulous Ronette pretty much says it all.

Rest easy Ronnie

The Ronettes -Be My Baby

The Ronettes - Baby I Love You (Isolated Vocal)

Ronnie Spector -She Talks to Rainbows


  1. That isolated vocal take is really great. RIP Ronnie.

  2. Yes, first one of the year on my radar, a year on from Phil.

    Sad news, RIP Ronnie.

  3. RIP Ronnie. She was so remarkable. I really must read her book too.

  4. Love that Ramones' cover which I hadn't heard before....or Don't Worry Baby which apparently (if Wikipedia is to be believed) Brian Wilson wrote for her. Be My Baby and Baby I Love You seem to have been around for ever, certainly for most of my life.