The group signed with record producer Phil Spector and produced a number of s hits, including "Be My Baby" and "Walking in the Rain. She grew up in Spanish Harlem with her mother, father and older sister, Estelle. The daughter of an Irish father and a mother of African-American and Cherokee descent, Spector struggled as a child to reconcile both sides of her mixed ethnic heritage, a rarity for the time period.
BE MY BABY (live)
BABY I LOVE YOU
Ronnie Spector is seated in the restaurant of a lavish midtown Manhattan hotel. Four decades ago, she was a prisoner in her own house. Ronnie has kept busy with music in recent years, sporadically performing live her favorite thing to do and putting out albums. Her inspiration for the record, however, is distinctly American. But the more she thought about it, Dylan was singing American songs, so she ought to do something different, and focused her project on Great Britain. Why did you want to do an album of cover songs by British artists? When the Ronettes started out, our first big trip was to the U. Everybody was so innocent. We got to know Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds, the Kinks, all these groups.
Someone once told me, be careful too many birthdays can kill you! Well I made it to another one. Pic Chris Hall.
Now 76, she is still touring and recording — between painting and jams with Keith Richards. We are meeting ahead of her Best Christmas Party Ever! The Latin jazz of Tito Puente drifted up from the street. As a biracial young woman with African-American and Cherokee heritage, she often felt isolated. She would get picked on and worse.