Ronnie Spector

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Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today
Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and again

Laura Snapes

18, Jan, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Ronnie Spector: ‘I love #MeToo and Time’s Up – because men’s time is up’
With the Ronettes, Spector helped invent rock’n’roll and made Christmas songs soar – but lived in the shadow of her abusive husband Phil. Now 76, she is still touring and recording – between painting and jams with Keith Richards

Jenn Pelly

12, Dec, 2019 @3:06 PM

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From Mutya to Beyoncé: who is the best girl band member of all time?
To mark Sugababes’ return, it’s time to rank the 25 greatest female pop-group performers

Michael Cragg

12, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Ronnie Spector review – girl group survivor reclaims title of pop legend
With her extraordinary stories and even more extraordinary voice, Spector has the audience hanging on every word

Dave Simpson

02, Dec, 2015 @1:11 PM

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How we made the Ronettes' Be My Baby
‘This is going to be the record of the century’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

17, Nov, 2015 @8:00 AM

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New Bryan Ferry album to feature Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers and Flea
Ronnie Spector and Mark Knopfler also join the lineup for the Roxy Music frontman’s new studio album, Avonmore

Guardian music

23, Sep, 2014 @3:46 PM

60s girl groups: 10 of the best
Girl groups might have been responsible for the sweetest 60s music, but their lyrics covered everything from teenage pregnancy to frightening dogs, as this playlist shows

Tim Jonze

23, Jul, 2014 @10:42 AM

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Ronnie Spector: 'When I hear applause, it's like I'm having an orgasm'

The lead singer of the Ronettes talks to Caroline Sullivan about being the bad girl with big hair, the glass coffin in her basement, and whether she should have married John Lennon instead of Phil Spector

Caroline Sullivan

17, Apr, 2014 @12:05 PM

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Ronnie Spector's Beyond the Beehive review – 'A good chunk of the show qualifies as pure joy'

The spectre of Ronnie Spector's ex-husband, Phil, dominated this audiovisual survivor's guide, backed up with some serviceably sassy singing, writes Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

10, Mar, 2014 @1:31 PM

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Ronnie Spector: Kanye West is 'a dick'
Former Ronettes singers criticises Lady Gaga, praises Eminem and remembers Amy Winehouse

Harriet Gibsone

13, Nov, 2013 @12:45 PM

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Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett dies aged 67
Estelle Bennett, former member of the legendary 60s girl group and sister of Ronnie Spector, has died at her home in New Jersey aged 67

Tim Jonze

13, Feb, 2009 @12:23 PM

Pop review: Ronnie Spector, Carling Islington Academy, London

Carling Islington Academy, London
Taking to the stage after a brief retro workout by her band, Spector's leg-skimming flared jeans belie her years

Betty Clarke

28, Sep, 2008 @11:02 PM

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