Ronnie Spector


Ronnie Spector at the BBC, Saturday, 20.30, BBC2

Been a bit like 2016 all over again so far this year with several beloved entertainers dying in January, Bamber Gascoigne the latest just the other day. The other week we said goodbye to Ronnie Spector, to whom every girl group owes a debt, and BBC4 got a tribute together within a few days, but if you missed it, here it is again. She didn’t appear on the Beeb much in her imperial phase but as a much-loved veteran icon she graced the likes of Later and Glasto in recent years, which makes up most of this show.

Q&A: Alice Cooper talks Ronnie Spector, corporate rock, and hatred of politics ahead of Clearwater show

When you’re Alice Cooper, there’s no room for politics. Not because he’s trying to prevent division in his fanbase, but because he genuinely hates it. “When my parents started talking about politics, I would turn on the Stones as loud as I could. I don't want to hear about politics, and I still feel that way,” he told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay during a phone interview.

RiverTalk Special Episode: WRNW Interview with Ronnie Spector

On one August afternoon in 1980, Ronnie Spector came to the studio of Briarcliff Manor’s WRNW-FM to promote her first solo album, Siren. The “progressive rock” station had a history of hosting artists, many of whom were happy to take the 45-minute drive from New York City to have in-depth conversations with the station’s DJs. Some of the diverse musicians who visited the WRNW studios included Hank Williams Jr., Richie Havens, Joan Jett, and Peter Tosh.
Sandusky Register

Ronnie Spector lives on through the wall of sound

In the history of rock and roll music, one of the most decorated producers was Phil Spector. If you didn’t know how great or how important to rock and pop music Phil Spector was, well, ask him. He’d tell you. He produced dozens of artists, from the Righteous...

Ronnie Spector: Lead singer of The Ronettes who took charts by storm

Ronnie Spector, who has died of cancer aged 78, was the lead singer of The Ronettes, a female American trio whose vocal talents combined with the “Wall of Sound” created by pioneering producer Phil Spector – whom she married – to take the charts by storm with the single “Be My Baby” in 1963.The strains of “Be my, be my baby/Be my little baby, my one and only baby/Say you’ll be my darlin’, be my, be my baby/Be my baby now, my one and only baby/Wha-oh-oh-oh’” hit No 2 in the US and No 4 in the UK, selling more...

Remembering André Leon Talley / Ronnie Spector

André Leon Talley, titan of the fashion world, died this week at 73. He was Vogue editor-at-large from 1998 until 2013. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2018 about his journey from the Jim Crow South to Paris ateliers. Also, we remember Ronnie Spector, the leader of the '60s...
L.A. Weekly

From Ronnie Spector to Björk — the new LA Weekly Playlist is Live

From Ronnie Spector to Björk: The eighty-ninth LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from David Dann and Carl Craig, R&B from Amanda Reifer, the much-missed Ronnie Spector, rock from Filter and Genesis, cover star Björk, and so much more.
Urban Milwaukee

Remembering Ronnie Spector And Rosa Lee Hawkins

It’s been a lousy month for fans of ‘60s girl groups, as they were known. We lost the amazing Ronnie Spector, of The Ronettes, along with Rosa Lee Hawkins from the ever-charming Dixie Cups. Girl groups from that era were keeping the flame after ‘50s rock stars flamed...