Ronnie Spector Turns 68

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Ronnie Spector of [mp3com-artist]The Ronnettes[/mp3com-artist] turns 68 today. Ronnie formed The Ronnettes when she was a teenager with her sister and cousin.

The group started releasing singles with Colpix Records in 1961. They released three singles with neither of them making it onto the Billboard charts. In 1963, Ronnie called up Phil Spector telling him of her group and asking him if they could audition for him. The audition went well and Spector decided to sign the group. They had their first hit with their song ” Be My Baby”. By 1965, after many hit singles the group had hit their peak. In 1966, after a string of failed singles the group decided to go their separate ways. In 1971, Ronnie released her first solo single, “Try Some, Buy Some” and in 1976 she covered Billy Joel’s “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” which was about Spector. Since then she has released various Christmas songs and in 1999 she released an EP.

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