Ronnie Spector

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January 19, 2022

Ronnie Spector (originally named Veronica Bennett, August 10, 1943 in New York, New York - January 12, 2022) was an American singer. She rose to fame in the 1960s in The Ronettes singing trio. He then embarked on a solo career, during which time he released several albums.

Biography

Veronica Bennett was born on August 10, 1943 in New York. His father was of Irish descent and his mother of Cherokee and African American. Little sister Estelle also became a singer and a bandmate of Veronica. Bennett became known as the loud singer of The Ronettes. The band’s hits were on the charts produced by Phil Spector from 1963 onwards. After the Ronettes disbanded, Bennett married Spector in 1968 and left her singing career for a few years at her husband’s request. During that time, he only released the singles “You Came, You Saw, You Conquered” (1969) and “Try Some Buy Some” (1971). The latter was written by George Harrison, and all four beatles sang backgrounds on it. However, these singles didn’t go unnoticed like Ronettes ’songs, nor did Spector’s later solo singles. The band released two singles and broke up. Spector moved on to a solo career and initially released a disco music single. In 1976, he released Billy Joel’s “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” which was played by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. However, the single did not succeed despite its renowned factors, nor did Spector’s next single “It’s a Heartache” (1978) .Spector’s first solo album was Siren (1980), a new wave style. Spector’s first list hit after the Ronettes was the 1986 “Take Me Home Tonight,” a duet with Eddie Money. Spector's second solo album, Unfinished Business, was released in 1987. The songwriters on the album include Diane Warren, Desmond Child, and Gregory Abbott, and in addition to Spector, Susanna Hoffs, Paul Schaffer, and Eddie Money will sing on it. He released his autobiography in 1990. No new albums were released from Spector until 1999, but he was heard on several compilation albums and soundtracks. Spector's next album was EP She Talks to Rainbows (1999). Following the tour, EP Something’s Gonna Happen (2003) was released from Spector. Spector’s next release and his first full-length album in nearly 20 years was The Last of the Rock Stars (2006). The album features, for example, The Greenhornes, Keith Richards, Patti Smith and Nick Zinner. On his next album, English Heart (2016), Spector interpreted well-known British rock songs from the 1960s. Spector died of cancer at the age of 78 on January 12, 2022.

Discography

Siren, 1980 Unfinished Business, 1987 She Talks to Rainbows, EP, 1999 Something's Gonna Happen, EP, 2003 Last of the Rock Stars, 2006 Best Christmas Ever, EP, 2010 English Heart, 2016

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