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The Ronettes

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The Ronettes were an American girl group of the 1960s, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. They consisted of lead singer Veronica Bennett (a.k.a. Ronnie Spector), her sister Estelle Bennett, and their cousin Nedra Talley. After a hiatus in the middle of the 60s, the Ronettes (and Spector) re-emerged without much of a popular reaction; musical tastes had moved beyond the girl group sound, and the Ronettes were unable to maintain their relevance. They disbanded in 1966. Ronnie Spector married Phil Spector in 1968 then launched a solo career after divorcing him in 1973 (see 1973 in music).

Discography

Standard albums

  • 1964: Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica (US #96)

Compilations

  • 1992: The Best of the Ronettes

Singles

  • 1963: "Be My Baby" (US #2, UK #4)
  • 1964: "Baby, I Love You" (US #24, UK #11)
  • 1964: "(The Best Part of) Breaking Up" (US #39, UK #43)
  • 1964: "Do I Love You?" (US #34, UK #35)
  • 1964: "Walking in the Rain" (US #23)
  • 1965: "Born to Be Together" (US #52)
  • 1965: "Is This What I Get for Loving You?" (US #75)
  • 1966: "I Can Hear Music" (US #100)
  • 1969: "Try Some. Buy Some" (did not chart)

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