It is indeed a downhearted day for all of us as Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the iconic all-girl band Ronettes passed away at 78 years of age.
An official statement confirmed that we have lost the songstress after her courageous battle with Cancer. She passed away leaving a void in the entire industry of music, never to be filled again. It is extremely disheartening to even believe that a singing star is no more with us.
Her family members said, “Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor, and a smile on her face. She was filled with love and gratitude.”
Struggles And Success Of The Band Ronettes
The starting few singles didn’t do that well in the industries, but it was the song titled ‘Be My Baby’ that brought to them the start of hits! The song was rated no. 2 in US, 1963 and secured the fourth position in the UK. Phil Spector soon signed the Band.
it is mesmerizing to recall The reaction of Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson when he first heard the song ‘Be My Baby’. He recalls how while on a drive he heard the song and it blew his mind!
The esteemed band reexplored the strength of an all-girl band. In 1957, Ronnie formed the band. She gave us smash pop hits like, ‘Be My Baby’, ‘Walking In The Rain’ and ‘Baby I Love You’.
Their song ‘Be My Baby’ was also featured as the opening theme for some of the iconic movies, counting Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets and Dirty Dancing in 1973.
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Ronnie Will Be Remembered Forever!
We bring to you a heavyhearted post penned by Stevie Van Zandt.
RIP Ronnie Spector. It was an honor to Produce her and encourage her to get back on stage where she remained for the next 45 years. Her record with the E Street Band helped sustain us at a very precarious time (thanks to Steve Popovich). Condolences to her husband and family.
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) January 12, 2022
Messages filled with grief have started flooding in since the star’s death was announced on the night of Wednesday. All paying tribute and expressing grief.
Crystals singer, La La Brooks, Ronnie’s friend said, “She had the most unique voice.“
Songwriter Diane Warren expressed grief saying, “Ronnie Spector was the voice of a million teenage dreams including mine. The voice that turned pop songs into pop symphonies. There are just too many greats leaving us right now. Sing in power forever Ronnie. Make the angels feel like teenagers again.“
Just like them and us, various other iconic music personalities and celebs have been mourning the loss of the late singing star.
May her soul Rest in Peace and may she continue to sing forever!