Musical palate cleanser, goodbye girl edition

One of the great voices of pop music has been stilled.

Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the Ronettes, the 1960s vocal trio that gave a passionate, bad-girl edge to pop’s girl-group sound with hits like “Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You,” died on Wednesday. She was 78.

She died after “a brief battle with cancer,” according to a statement from her family, which gave no further details.

This is basically your perfect pop single.

Of course, she paid a price for that, marrying the psychotic Phil Spector.  It took her years to get out from that relationship.  Once she did, she did what she could to resurrect her career.  My favorite post-Spector song of hers came with the backing of the E Street Band.

I’ll miss you, Ronnie.

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11 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, goodbye girl edition

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Those are some first class beehive hairdos.
    Excuse me speaking ill of the dead, but why in world would anybody marry Phil Spector? Keith Richards looks like Rock Hudson by comparison.

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  2. akascuba

    She was there at the beginning of the Wall of Sound. She paid a heavy price to watch rock and roll history being created by her psycho husband.

    For the early 60’s the Ronettes were as edgy/sexy as they came. You will be missed by many.

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  3. Scotty King

    Great job on Eddie Money’s “Take Me Home Tonight”, too.

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  4. mwodieseldawg

    She was the original badass.

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  5. gastr1

    Such great music. Can never get enough of it.

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  6. cowetadawg

    That version of Say Goodbye to Hollywood doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Thanks for putting it up.

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  7. Be My Baby has such a distinct beat, you recognize it immediately…R.I.P. Ronnie

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  8. stumpypepys2

    She also did a few songs with the other great band from Asbury Park.

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  9. whb209

    Thanks Senator

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