The Ronettes

The Ronettes

 

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The Ronettes were an American girl group from New York City. One of the most popular groups from the 1960s, they placed nine songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which became Top 40 hits. The trio from Spanish Harlem, New York,[1] consisted of lead singer Veronica Bennett (later known as Ronnie Spector), her older sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley. Among the Ronettes' most famous songs are "Be My Baby", "Baby, I Love You", "(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up", and "Walking in the Rain", all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. "Walking in the Rain" won a Grammy Award in 1965, and "Be My Baby" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.[2] The Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

The girls had sung together since they were teenagers, when they were known as "The Darling Sisters". Signed first by Colpix Records in 1961, they moved to Phil Spector's Philles Records in March 1963, and changed their name to "The Ronettes". In late 1964, the group released their only studio album, Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica, which entered the Billboard charts at number 96. Rolling Stone ranked it number 422 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[3] The group were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. The Ronettes were the only girl group to tour with the Beatles.

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Be My Baby
Song
Be My Baby is a song by musical group The Ronettes, released on April 30, 2017.
The 25 Best Songs
Album
The 25 Best Songs is an album by musical group The Ronettes, released on September 29, 2016.
Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
 
Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica is the debut album of American girl group the Ronettes, released in 1964.
Baby, I Love You
 
"Baby, I Love You" is a pop song originally recorded by The Ronettes in 1963.

Photos - The Ronettes157

Popular Albums8

Album Appearances & References11

Popular Songs3

Song Appearances & References12

TV Shows7

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers23

Other Music-Related Relationships9

Awards & Nominations2

Band Members3

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles25

First New Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes Single in Decades to Be Released Today
  –  August 18, 2017
For the new track, Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes made music together for the first time in decades, and collaborated with renowned Producer Narada Michael Walden.
FIRST LISTEN: Rock Queen Ronnie Spector Releases 'Love Power,' Her First Song in Decades with the Ronettes
  –  August 9, 2017
It also marks the first time Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes have made music together in decades. For Spector, it’s the latest highlight in an eventful summer, which has seen her packing houses on a short tour of the Northeast—including a memorable nig ...
Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes perform at Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on July 21
  –  July 19, 2017
Beginning in 1963, Spector — as lead singer of the The Ronettes — recorded a long string of classic ... I Love You,” “The Best Part of Breaking Up,” “I Can Hear Music” and the international No. 1 smash, “Be My Baby.”
What Is It About The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby'? Some of the Countless Artists to Lift the Iconic Drum Beat Weigh In
  –  July 14, 2017
“Be My Baby,” released as The Ronettes’ first single ... It was the beginning of pop music being a serious American art form. Like they say, Phil Spector created symphonies for kids -- he’s still my no. 1 role model for a great production.
People Magazine Interview: Ronnie Spector’s Victory Lap: The Original Rock Queen Talks New Music and Reviving the Ronettes
  –  July 6, 2017
People: “It’s impossible not to fall head-over-heels for Ronnie Spector. Even over a tiny cell phone speaker, her strong voice bursts forth with electric excitement, full-bodied passion, and the occasional flirtatious giggle” Iconic singer and Rock ...
Steve Smith: Former Paul Revere and The Raiders frontman Lindsay in Pasadena and a crocodile named Lemmy
  –  August 18, 2017
Spector and Ronettes release first music in decades Legendary girl group singer Ronnie Spector has teamed with the current version of her fabled backup singers, The Ronettes, and recorded their first new song in decades. The funky anthem about seeking ...
First New Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes Single in Decades to Be Released Today
  –  August 18, 2017
Iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector has confirmed the August 18th release of 'LOVE POWER', a timely anthem and call for unity in a divisive world. For the new track, Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes made music together for the ...
Kesha and the End of the Dr. Luke Era
  –  August 15, 2017
Think of that kick-kick-kick-snare heartbeat that opens the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” and all it’s come to signify about a particular era of pop music: the reign of the girl group, the baroque lushness of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, and ...
A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson
  –  August 14, 2017
I think they were waiting for the Ronettes or something. That meeting with The Beatles was kind of odd. But as I said, later on George and I became very dear friends; in fact, I bought a limo from him. So, Mary Wilson of the Supremes is in our booth.
Review: Beehive - The 60's Musical | Jubilee Theatre
  –  August 12, 2017
In a rock and pop world full of men, this was a new voice chiming in, from groups that included the Shirelles, the Marvellettes, the Chiffons, the Ronettes, the Shangri-La’s, and Pattie LaBelle and her Blue Belles. Even Annette Funicello, Mousketeer and ...
Music For Your Weekend: R.I.P. Glen Campbell Edition
  –  August 11, 2017
The Ronettes – “Be My Baby” This is most likely the song that you think of when you think of The “Wall of Sound,” and Glen Campbell’s six string guitar contribution is a major part of what makes it so chill inducing from the first time you hear ...
Ronnie Spector Reunites The Ronettes
  –  August 10, 2017
Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes are back together. Ronnie last sang with the group in 1966 although songs from the vault were later released. Since then, Spector has had numerous ups and downs in her career and, in 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock ...
Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and ‘70s, dies
  –  August 10, 2017
He was part of the house band for the ABC TV show "Shindig!" and a member of Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew" studio band that played on hits by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and the Crystals. He played guitar on Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In the ...
Glen Campbell dies at 81; country pop pioneer was also a top session guitarist
  –  August 10, 2017
He was part of the house band for the ABC-TV show “Shindig!” and a member of Phil Spector’s “Wrecking Crew” studio band that played on hits by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and the Crystals. He played guitar on Frank Sinatra’s ...
On this day: August 10
  –  August 10, 2017
1943: Singer-songwriter Ronnie Spector (center), the lead singer of the 1960s hit-making girl group, the Ronettes, is born Veronica Yvette Bennett in New York City. [ + - ] Warner Bros. via Wikimedia Commons 1932: The original Rin Tin Tin, the German ...
Glen Campbell said goodbye to his life, career through music
  –  August 10, 2017
He was part of the house band for the ABC TV show "Shindig!" and a member of Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew" studio band that played on hits by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and the Crystals. Campbell also played guitar on Frank Sinatra's "Strangers ...
Listen: "Love Power" - Ronnie Spector Reunites With the Ronettes
  –  August 9, 2017
Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes are back together. Spector announced that she was getting together with the current Ronettes lineup in June and, on August 18 but the song has been released early for preview on Soundcloud. Ronnie last sang with the group in ...
Remembering 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Glen Campbell
  –  August 9, 2017
What were the chances we'd be sharing love before the night was through? (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BE MY BABY") THE RONETTES: (Singing) The night we met, I knew I needed you so. And if I had the chance, I'd never let you go. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SURF CITY") JAN ...
FIRST LISTEN: Rock Queen Ronnie Spector Releases 'Love Power,' Her First Song in Decades with the Ronettes
  –  August 9, 2017
The original Queen of Rock is back with a new single—and this time she’s brought her legendary band. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector, the voice behind the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby”—recently ranked the Number One Girl Group Song of All ...
Before performing in Englewood, Glen Campbell opened up about his struggle with Alzheimer's
  –  August 9, 2017
Anyone who knows the song remembers it. I did a lot of recording for Phil Spector. I was on “He’s a Rebel” by Darlene Love, “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody” with the Righteous ...
Glen Campbell dead at 81: Country music legend dies after Alzheimer's battle
  –  August 9, 2017
He was part of the house band for the ABC TV show "Shindig!" and a member of Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew" studio band that played on hits by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and the Crystals. He played guitar on Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In the ...
Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes perform at Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on July 21
  –  July 19, 2017
Ronnie Spector — known for such hits as “Be My Baby,” “Walking in the Rain” and “Baby I Love You” — leads The Ronettes into the Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, for a concert on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m. The performance will combine ...
What Is It About The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby'? Some of the Countless Artists to Lift the Iconic Drum Beat Weigh In
  –  July 14, 2017
The recording started with an accident. “I was supposed to play the snare on the second beat as well as the fourth, but I dropped a stick,” drummer Hal Blaine said in 2015, recalling the start of the 1963 session with Phil and Ronnie Spector (then 19 ...
People Magazine Interview: Ronnie Spector’s Victory Lap: The Original Rock Queen Talks New Music and Reviving the Ronettes
  –  July 6, 2017
People: “It’s impossible not to fall head-over-heels for Ronnie Spector. Even over a tiny cell phone speaker, her strong voice bursts forth with electric excitement, full-bodied passion, and the occasional flirtatious giggle” Iconic singer and Rock ...
The Ronettes’ ‘Be My Baby’ Will Make You Happy, Baby Just Wait and See…
  –  May 30, 2017
“Be my, be my little baby… Say you’ll be my darling…” The Ronettes’ classic 1960’s sound would make anyone want to be those doe-eyed beauties’ darling, especially that talented trio, who wore fierce bouffants and had class and style!

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