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Ronnie Spector
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Spector in 1971
Background information
Birth name Veronica Yvette Bennett
Also known as
  • Veronica Yvette Spector
  • Ronnie Bennett
Born August 10, 1943 (1943-08-10) (age 77)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1959–present
Labels
Associated acts

Veronica Yvette Spector (née Bennett; born August 10, 1943), known as Ronnie Spector, is an American singer who was the lead singer of the group the Ronettes. She was in this group with her sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley.

Personal life

Ronnie married music producer Phil Spector in 1968. They adopted three children together. Ronnie said "The more kids I got, the further I was in that mansion and I never got out until I ran out and escaped". She also said that her mother helped her escape from Phil Spector in 1972, saying "I knew that if I didn't leave I was going to die there". Ronnie said that Phil had abused her for many years and did not allow her to leave or perform. He also had guard dogs and barbed wire around the house. Phil later murdered Lana Clarkson in 2003, and was jailed in 2009.

Ronnie married Johnathon Greenfield in 1982. They live in Danbury, Connecticut with their two sons, Austin Drew and Jason Charles.


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