Ronnie Spector, the trail-blazing lead singer of the 1960s all-girl group the Ronettes, has died. The pop star found fame with hits such as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Walking in the Rain. A statement from her family said she passed away at age 78 “after a brief battle with cancer”.
Veronica Greenfield, known as Ronnie Spector, was an American singer who formed the girl group the Ronettes in 1957 with her elder sister, Estelle Bennett, and their cousin, Nedra Talley. Ronnie fronted the group while record producer Phil Spector produced the majority of their recording output.
Died: 12 January 2022
Born: 10 August 1943, East Harlem, New York, NY
Children: Donte Phillip Spector, Gary Phillip Spector, Louis Phillip Spector, Jason Charles Greenfield, Austin Drew Greenfield
Spouse: Jonathan Greenfield (m. 1982), Phil Spector (m. 1968–1974)