Produced in New York in 1943, vocalist Ronnie Spector formed The Ronettes in 1961. Ronnie wed Phil in 1968, but the tumultuous marriage ended six years after.
Vocalist Ronnie Spector was born Veronica Bennett in Nyc on August 10, 1943. She grew up in Spanish Harlem with her mom, dad and younger sister, Estelle. The daughter of an Irish father as well as a mother of African American and Cherokee ancestry, Spector fought as a youngster to accommodate either side of her mixed ethnic tradition, a rarity for the period of time. Eventually, her exotic characteristics, distinctive voice and eye-catching beauty would later prove to be a blessing for her music career.
As a young kid, Spector loved to perform, often ordering the coffee table and seats in her parents’ living room right into a makeshift auditorium, climbing atop the table to sing.