The Ronettes: Ronnie Spector, founder of the mythical group, dies of cancer

Ronnie Spector, singer and founder of the legendary group The Ronettes, died this Wednesday of cancer at the age of 78 in Connecticut, according to his family in a statement.

Ronnie, born and christened Veronica Yvette Bernett, she will be remembered along with her group for her two main hits “Be my baby” and “Baby I love you”, covered by groups of all styles for decades.

The Ronettes, one of the most famous “girl groups” in vogue in the sixties and seventies and born in the New York neighborhood of Harlem, It was formed in 1957 by Ronnie, his sister Esthelle, and his cousin Nedra Talley.

Much of their fame is owed to his association with the famous Phil Spector, true King Midas of pop music, who married Ronnie (hence her married name) in a marriage that lasted until 1972.

“Our dear earthly angel, Ronnie, left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was (accompanied) by her family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan,” the family said in a statement, who requested privacy at this time. and promised “a celebration of Ronni’s life and his music to be announced later.”



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