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The audience gets to hear a variety of artists. Win Win!
a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire
era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the
embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll
in the 1960's. No one has ever surpassed Ronnie's powerful
trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, her innocent but knowing
Ronnie Spector cites Frankie Lyman as
her earliest vocal influence. She cut her first records at age
13 as the lead singer of the Ronettes. At the Peppermint Lounge, disc jockey
Murray "The K" Kaufman discovered the teenage trio and promptly hired them as dancers for his Brooklyn-Fox Theater rock
and roll revues.
Beginning in 1963 Ronnie Spector. as lead singer of the ultimate
girl group, The Ronettes, recorded a long string of classic pop
hits: powerful poignant teen anthems like the Grammy-winning
"Walking in the Rain", "Do I Love You",
"Baby I Love You", "The Best Part of Breaking
Up", "I Can Hear Music", and their international
Number One smash "Be My Baby". These records are among
the best-loved and most-emulated recordings in the history of rock
Across the Atlantic, Ronnie Spector and the
Ronettes headlined over acts like the Rolling Stones and Yardbirds.
The Beatles personally requested that the Ronettes join their
final American tour.
Ronnie Spector is the only American vocalist to have been backed
by all four Beatles on her George Harrison-produced single,
"Try Some, Buy Some" in 1970.
Ronnie also sang on records by Jimi Hendrix and Alice Cooper. In
1976, Billy Joel wrote "Say Goodbye to Hollywood", a
tribute to Ronnie which she recorded the following year with
backing by Bruce Springsteen the E Street Band.
Her Christmas songs with the Ronettes, "Frosty the
Snowman", "Sleigh Ride", and "I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus" are holiday classics and an integral
part of every Christmas season.
Ronnie's 1986 duet with Eddie Money, "Take Me Home
Tonight", was a Top Five Grammy-nominated hit across the
nation and a heavy rotation video on MTV. Ronnie's classic recordings- "Be My Baby", "Baby I Love
You" and others have been
featured in soundtracks for such feature films as Baby Boom, The
Pickup Artist, Good Fellas, Mean Streets, For
Keeps, Just One of the Guys, and Nine Months. "Be My Baby" set the tone
for of the box office smash Dirty Dancing. In September 1988, she
joined the cast of the Dirty Dancing stage show for a six-week
In 1989, Ronnie took time off to write the story of her remarkable
life and great music. Be My Baby, How I Survived Mascara,
Miniskirts, and Madness, published by Crown Publishers, in 1990
was an international bestseller and was published in paperback by
HarperCollins in 1991.
In the 90's Ronnie returned to the recording studio to record the
theme song for Roseanne's ABC TV cartoon, "Little Rosey",
as well as the haunting "Farewell to a Sex Symbol" for
the cast album of Tim Rice's Tycoon, and "Rockin' Around the
Christmas Tree" for the top ten platinum album, A Very
Special Christmas 2.
In 1999, Ronnie released the critically acclaimed EP She Talks to
Rainbows. Included on the EP were Brian Wilson's "Don't Worry
Baby", Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around
A Memory", and a duet with producer Joey Ramone on his own
composition "Bye Bye Baby". The EP was released in
America on the cutting edge Kill Rock Stars label.
The style, look, and sound of Ronnie Spector have served as an
inspiration and role model for a generation of rock and roll
women. In her sensuality, attitude, and dress, Ronnie created a
personal and performing style, which has proven revolutionary.
On stage, record, or on video, a Ronnie Spector performance is a
jubilant celebration of the power of pop.