• Good by to Ronnie Spector. Rock and roll pioneer

    5 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

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    “When we saw the Shirelles walk on stage with their wide party dresses,” she wrote, “we went in the opposite direction and squeezed our bodies into the tightest skirts we could find. Then we'd get out on stage and hike them up to show our legs even more.”
    In songs like “Be My Baby,” a No. 2 hit in 1963, they sang with powerful voices of street-smart romance (“We'll make 'em turn their heads everyplace we go”), over the swelling “wall of sound” production of Phil Spector.
    “Be My Baby” was a classic of 1960s pop that seemed to reveal both innocence and grit, and it earned lasting...
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