Listen to the Ronnie Spector story
The Ronettes were the high point of the early 60s "girl group" phenomenon. Their delicious harmonies were the sound of the times, and the Ronettes had many hits like Be My Baby, Walking In The Rain and Baby I Love You.
Lead singer Ronnie Spector was a music trail-blazer with a gift for the yearning vocals so popular with teen audiences at the time. Her singing style has been an enormous influence on music ever since. And the story of how she survived the cruelty dealt her by her husband, the convicted murderer Phil Spector, is an extraordinary tale of courage and resilience.
Ronnie Spector has died - she was 78. She was one of the great singers of the modern era, and a key participant in one of pop music's finest moments.
Richard is a writer, podcaster, radio and TV broadcaster, an editor, and a lover of music. He tells the stories of how great songs are made, and of the people who make them.