On the awful subject of losing musicians, I was sad to see that Ronnie Spector died today. She was on the bill when I played with The Saints in New York at Joey Ramone’s annual birthday bash. I know her keyboard player Joe McGinty from living in New York and I know he and a lot of fans of Ronnie and The Ronettes will be grieving tonight. What a voice she had! They toured supporting The Beatles in the US and The Stones supported them in the UK. You will be familiar with their Phil Spector produced singles with his famous Wall Of Sound. Be My Baby (1963), Baby, I Love You (1963), (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up (1964), Walking In The Rain (1964) being their most famous. If you are yet to discover their album “Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica” now’s the time. Ronnie Spector (Veronica Bennett) died today age 78. RIP.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.