New York – Mourning a pop icon of the 60s!
Ronnie Spector, singer from the “Ronettes” is dead. “Our beloved angel on earth” died after a short battle of cancer at the age of 78, as her family announced.
“Ronnie lived her life with a wink, a lively attitude, an evil sense of humor and a smile on her face,” says the statement on CNN. And further: “She was filled with love and gratitude. Her happy sound , her playful manner and her magical presence will live on in everyone who knew, heard or saw her. “
“Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” still ring the ears of a whole generation today.
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„The Ronettes“ (v.l.): Veronica Bennett (spätere Ronnie Spector), Nedra Talley and Estelle BennettFoto: Getty Images
The lead singer took to the stage with a beehive hairstyle and lots of mascara, accompanied by her older sister Estelle and cousin Nedra. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys called “Be my Baby” the “greatest pop record ever made”.
“The louder the audience applauded, the more mascara we put on,” Ronnie later wrote in her memoir.
Born in 1943 as Veronica Yvette Bennett, she was successful as a solo singer even after her career with the “Ronettes”. In 1986 she released the song “Take me Home tonight” with Eddi Money, where she sang the line “Be my little baby” in the chorus, a reference to her earlier hit. The song rose to number 4 in the US charts at the time.
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After her time with the “Ronettes”, Ronnie Spector was also successful as a solo artistPhoto: Lucas Jackson / REUTERS