Ronnie Spector, born Veronica Yvette Bennett on August 10, 1943, was an iconic American singer and performer, best known as the lead vocalist of the 1960s girl group “The Ronettes.”
With her distinctive voice and captivating stage presence, she became a significant figure in the music industry and left a lasting impact on popular music.
Raised in Spanish Harlem, New York City, Ronnie Spector started her musical journey at a young age. She formed the group “The Ronettes” with her sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley.
The trio’s unique vocal harmonies and glamorous style quickly caught the attention of record producer Phil Spector, who later became Ronnie’s husband.
In 1963, The Ronettes released their breakthrough hit, “Be My Baby,” which catapulted them to international stardom. The song’s memorable “ba-ba-ba” intro and Ronnie’s powerful vocals established her as one of the most exceptional female vocalists of the era.
The group continued to churn out hits like “Baby, I Love You,” “Walking in the Rain,” and “Do I Love You?” during their active years.
Ronnie’s marriage to Phil Spector was tumultuous, and she endured a difficult period both personally and professionally.
Despite the success of The Ronettes, Ronnie felt controlled and restricted in her artistic expression under Phil’s guidance.
The couple eventually divorced in 1974.
Ronnie Spector Son: Meet Austin Drew Greenfield
Ronnie Spector has a son among her children who is called Austin Drew Greenfield. He was born in 1982 but not much is known about him.