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Veronica Greenfield (born Veronica Yvette Bennett; August 10, 1943 – January 12, 2022), and known professionally 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. The two were married in 1968 and separated in 1972.
Bennett sang lead on the Ronettes' string of hits in the early-to-mid–1960s, including "Be My Baby" (1963), "Baby, I Love You" (1963), "The Best Part of Breakin' Up" (1964) and "Walking in the Rain" (1964). In 1964, she launched a solo career with the single "So Young". After 1980 she released five studio albums: Siren (1980), Unfinished Business (1987), Something's Gonna Happen (2003), Last of the Rock Stars (2006) and English Heart (2016). Bennett also recorded one extended play, She Talks to Rainbows (1999). In 1986, her career revived when she was featured on Eddie Money's song "Take Me Home Tonight".
Bennett was sometimes referred to as the original "bad girl of rock and roll". In 1990, she published a memoir, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, Or, My Life as a Fabulous Ronette. In 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Ronettes.
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