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Ronnie Spector

Ronnie Spector - Words and Music - 2012

by Dennis Elsas

She had that unmistakable voice and pioneered a rock ‘n’ roll style and look all her own.

Veronica Bennett burst onto the pop music scene in 1963 with one of the greatest pop records of all time, “Be My Baby.”  As the lead singer of The Ronettes and a cornerstone of producer Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound,” her music leaped out of your transistor radio with hits like “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain.”  She married Phil in 1968 and officially took the name Ronnie Spector, but that union almost ended her career because of Phil’s strange and often violent behavior.