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Ronnie Spector moved Amy Winehouse to tears with Back to Black cover

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Apr 18, 2014 | 6:01am EDT

Legendary singer Ronnie Spector has recalled the time she moved tragic star Amy Winehouse to tears by covering her track Back To Black. The Rehab hitmaker, who died aged 27 in 2011, often hailed The Ronettes frontwoman as her inspiration, and was visibly moved when her idol showed her mutual respect by playing one of Winehouse's most acclaimed tracks. Spector tells Britain's The Guardian, "I used to wish I could get my hands on her. She came to one of my shows. I was singing Back to Black and there was a tear in her eye. "She was too shy to meet me, but she was so sweet to me. I read articles where she said: 'I love girl groups, especially the Ronettes.' I think she liked us because we were different. I had a black and Cherokee mom and a white father, and that was different. And we were pretty. We didn't have wigs like the other girl groups, it was our real hair."

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