Ronnie Spector

As the lead singer of the legendary girl group the Ronettes, Ronnie Spector projected a blend of streetwise earthiness and fragility that informed the group's most acclaimed singles, including such iconic pop hits of ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1943 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

My Music: Rock, Pop & Doo-Wop 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hey La Hey La... Girl Groups of the 60's 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chapel of Love 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Street Carol 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Merry Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legendary Ladies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

("Rocking Around the Christmas Tree") (Song Performer)

Little Rosey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Allnighter 1987 (Movie)

("Dangerous") (Song Performer)

Biography

As the lead singer of the legendary girl group the Ronettes, Ronnie Spector projected a blend of streetwise earthiness and fragility that informed the group's most acclaimed singles, including such iconic pop hits of the 1960s as "Be My Baby," "Baby, I Love You" and "I Can Hear Music. " The power of her brassy voice, which inspired a generation of rock musicians, from The Beatles to the Beach Boys to the Ramones and countless others, also hid years of personal and professional agony at the hands of her husband, infamous producer Phil Spector, who wielded absolute power over her career and life, including more than a half-decade as his virtual prisoner in their Los Angeles home. Spector escaped her spouse in 1972, only to struggle for nearly another two decades to regain her standing in the pop field. Collaborations with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band failed to bring her back to prominence, but a duet with Eddie Money on "Take Me Home Tonight" (1986) revived interest in Spector's legacy, which in turn led to several acclaimed EPs in the late '90s and early 2000s. Spector soon became an emblem of the rock-n-roll survivor, a classic performer who endured near-unimaginable heartbreak but emerged not only alive but also with her talents intact, as evidenced by her continued touring and recording. Ronnie Spector's music and life stood as a stark but ultimately inspiring example of the vagaries of the rock industry, as well as the transformative and healing power of pop.

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