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THE RONETTES


THE RONETTES ARE :

VERONICA BENNETT, ESTELLE BENNETT AND NEDRA TALLEY.
THEY WERE ORIGINALLY CALLED "RONNIE AND THE RELATIVES"
THEY TWISTED THEIR WAY INTO MURRAY THE K`S SHOWS AFTER HE SAW THEM PERFORM AT THE PEPPERMINT LOUNGE WITH JOEY DEE AND THE STAR LIGHTERS. THEY ALSO RECORDED ON THE COLPIX AND DIMENSION LABEL WITH LITTLE SUCCESS AND EVENTUALLY CAUGHT THE EYE OF PHIL SPECTOR WHO IMMEDIATELY NEW A HOT PRODUCT AND HE SIGNED THEM TO HIS NEWLY FOUNDED PHILLES LABEL AND HAD THEM RECORD "SO YOUNG" AND "WHY DON`T THEY LET US FALL IN LOVE" BUT THEN HIS NEW SONG WRITING TEAM OF JEFF BARRY AND ELLIE GREENWICH CAME UP WITH "BE MY BABY" AND THIS SONG SKYROCKETED THE RONETTES INTO STARDOM. A STRING OF HITS FOLLOWED:
BABY I LOVE YOU
THE BEST PART OF BREAKING UP
DO I LOVE YOU
AND THE GRAMMY WINNING "WALKING IN THE RAIN"
WITH THE GIRL`S BEE HIVE HAIRDOOS AND SLINKY, SULTRY LOOKS, BACKED BY PHIL SPECTOR`S "WALL OF SOUND", THEY BECAME POP MUSIC`S "BAD GIRLS OF ROCK AND ROLL". RONNIE EVENTUALLY MARRIED PHIL AND TOOK HER PLACE IN POP HISTORY AS THE REIGNING QUEEN TO PHIL`S KING .
BUT UNFORTUNATLY, THE MARRIAGE DIDN`T LAST AND THEY WERE DIVORCED IN 1974. RONNIE WENT ON TO PERFORM SOLO ON A MYRIAD OF RECORD LABELS WITH LITTLE SUCCESS , SHE RECORDED "SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD" WITH THE E STREET BAND WHICH WAS WRITTEN FOR HER BY BILLY JOEL . AND AS TIME WENT ON , SHE , ALONG WITH THE OTHER TWO RONETTES SUED PHIL SPECTOR FOR BACK ROYALTIES ON THEIR HITS THAT EVEN TODAY ARE HEARD ON VARIOUS TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AND MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS. RONNIE IS REMARRIED TO JONATHAN GREENFIELD AND CURRENTLY RESIDES IN THE CONNECTICUT AREA. NEDRA TALLEY IS MARRIED TO A MINISTER FOR THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK AND ESTELLE HAS A STAKE IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS ON THE EAST COAST.
RONNIE

NEDRA

ESTELLE

GUESTBOOK


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