The Ronettes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s pop oldies soul motown female vocalists girl group girl groups Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Bennett (10 August 1943, New York, USA), her sister Estelle (b. 22 July 1944, New York, USA) and cousin Nedra Talley (b. 27 January 1946, New York, USA) began their career as a dance act, the Dolly Sisters. By 1961 they had become the resident dance troupe at the famed Peppermint Lounge, home of the twist craze, and having taken tuition in harmony singing, later secured a recording contract. The trio’s first single, ‘I Want A Boy’, was credited to Ronnie And The Relatives, but when ‘Silhouettes’ followed in 1962, the Ronettes appellation was in place. They recorded four singles for the Colpix/May group and appeared on disc jockey Murray The K’s Live From The Brooklyn Fox before a chance telephone call resulted in their signing with producer Phil Spector. Their first collaboration, the majestic ‘Be My Baby’ defined the girl-group sound as Spector constructed a cavernous accompaniment around...

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