Ronnie Spector

Ronnie Spector was born on 1943-08-10 at East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States. Her net worth is $1.5 Million. She is American born Singer, Musician. She has been seen in movies Chapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends, Brian Wilson: On Tour, New Hope, PA, United States, Riverhead, NY, United States, Boca Raton, FL, United States.

Facts of Ronnie Spector

Full NameRonnie Spector
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1943
Age77 years 3 months
Place Of BirthEast Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 1 in (1.562 m)
ProfessionSinger, Musician
SpouseJonathan Greenfield (m. 1982), Phil Spector (m. 1968–1974)
ChildrenGary Phillip Spector, Donte Phillip Spector, Jason Charles Greenfield, Louis Phillip Spector, Austin Drew Greenfield
ParentsLouis Bennett, Beatrice Bennett, Say Goodbye to Hollywood, Best Christmas Ever, Ronnie Spector Interview, New Hope, PA, United States, Riverhead, NY, United States, Boca Raton, FL, United States
SiblingsEstelle Bennett
NicknamesVeronica Bennett , The Ronettes , Veronica Spector , Veronica Yvette Bennett
Albums“Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica” (1965), “Take Me Home Tonight” (hit song,1986), “The Best of The Ronettes” (1992), “She Talks to Rainbows” (EP, 1999), “Project 1950” (2003), “Last of the Rock Stars” (2006), “Something's Gonna Happen” (2003), “Pretty in Black” (2005), “Last of the Rock Starts” (2009), “English Heart” (2016)
Music GroupsDarling Sisters "The Ronettes", The Misfits “Project, The Raveonette
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2017 She Rocks Awards (2017 NAMM Show)
MoviesChapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends, Brian Wilson: On Tour, New Hope, PA, United States, Riverhead, NY, United States, Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Quotes of Ronnie Spector

1It's about me; I'm the girl from the ghetto. It was originally "Girl from the Gutter", and I thought: "I'm not from the gutter. I may have been from the ghetto, but not the gutter," so I changed it. Elvis Presley sang "ghetto" and that was OK. But I stick to my hits, mostly, in the show. When I go to see old shows where people don't play their hits, I'm so disappointed. You have to please your audience. When I hear that applause, it's like I'm having an orgasm.
2[Amy Winehouse] 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. We gave Dusty Springfield a beehive - she'd come in and say: "Can I have a blast of Aquanet [hairspray]?" All that hair is mine today. As you get older (8) your hair thins a little, so you get extensions in the back.
3[We made money] when we were performing live. As a matter of fact, we got paid more than any other act for our show. We did the Brooklyn Paramount, the Apollo for a week ... We made money from personal appearances, not record royalties. We were the most popular girl group ever for bar mitzvahs - people wanted The Ronettes.
4{John Lennon'] loved my voice and the way I performed and Phil was the opposite - he didn't like guys in the audience screaming at me. Maybe I would've been better off marrying John Lennon or Keith Richards. I always fantasise about that. I would cry myself to sleep at night because Phil wouldn't let me perform. My [second] husband and I have been married for 31 years and together for 34. He helped me reclaim my life.
5I talk about Phil Spector, but I say good things about him, too. I did love him. I just tell the truth. It's the difference between ripping someone's head off and telling the damn truth, and I tell the damn truth. Before Phil got involved, we were already going over better than some of the other acts, and I had my style way before Phil came along. He did one thing - he gave us hit records.
6The "bad girl" came from when the Ronettes would walk out onstage and we didn't have a hit record yet and all the other groups did - Marvin Gaye, The Crystals. We didn't have a hit record, but we had attitude. When the three Ronettes walked onstage, people went nuts because we were different. We wore tight dresses when everyone else wore those flared dresses, we had long hair when people had short hair; it was like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones wearing suits - that's what made them different. The Stones got the long-hair idea from us, when they supported us on tour in the UK in 1964. I love having attitude onstage, and the "bad girl" thing still runs through my entire show.
7Nobody calls me Veronica unless I go to California. A few people there only knew me as Veronica, such as my ex-husband's (1) secretary - I was out there [recently] and she left me a card saying: "Hello, Veronica!" But my relatives called me Ronnie. I used to read the Betty and Veronica comics, and Veronica was called Ronnie, so I wanted to be Ronnie too. It's a cute name.
8I think I was [the godmother of punk]. In the '70s it started, and I'd go to [Manhattan music venue] CBGB and see Blondie and the Ramones, and they were calling me up onstage. I didn't know punk, but they knew me. Everybody knew me, but I didn't know anybody - Patti Smith and all those people who were punkers. I didn't get it. It was like Amy Winehouse, they wanted to be like me.
9I used to wish I could get my hands on [Amy Winehouse] and show her how to do a proper beehive. She came to one of my shows. I was singing "Back to Black" and there was a tear in her eye.
10You'd have to ask Phil Spector [about the glass coffin in the basement.] He told my mother he had it, but I never went down to the basement. Do you think I'd go down there and look at my own coffin?

Quick Facts of Ronnie Spector

1First wife of Phil Spector.
2Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of The Ronettes, on March 12, 2007.
3Ranked #67 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
4Two sons with Greenfield, Austin Drew and Jason Charles.
5Lead singer of the 1960s group, The Ronettes.
6Cousin of Nedra Talley
7Younger sister of Estelle Bennett.

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