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Thursday, January 13, 2022

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 announced in a statement Wednesday.



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Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has called "Be My Baby" the greatest pop recording ever produced.

Tributes to Spector's talent began pouring in from music royalty.

"I just heard the news about Ronnie Spector and I don't know what to say," Wilson wrote on Twitter. "I loved her voice so much and she was a very special person and a dear friend. This just breaks my heart. Ronnie's music and spirit will live forever."

Joan Jett said Spector's "mark on rock and roll is indelible."

Born Veronica Bennett in the Spanish Harlem neighborhood of New York City, she formed the Ronettes in 1961 with an older sister and a cousin while she was still a teenager.

The girl group also became hugely popular in England, where the Ronettes headlined over acts such as the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds, according to Ronnie Spector's website, and later opened for the Beatles on their final US tour in 1966."

Be My Baby

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-01-13 12:14 AM | Reply

Sorry to hear this. She was Awesome! She definitely, was one of my favorites.

God Bless, RIP

#2 | Posted by shane at 2022-01-14 11:10 AM | Reply

Another version of "Be My Baby"

An older, more confident Ronnie Spector in the mid late 1970's

On the TV show Sha Na Na:

#3 | Posted by shane at 2022-01-15 01:17 PM | Reply

Phil Spector's recording really shines on Be My Baby. After this track I feel like the Wall Of Sound got a little played out.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-15 01:36 PM | Reply

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