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“The Rosetta Stone For Female Rock Performers Of Today” - Ronnie Spector Discusses Illustrious Career In Expansive New Interview, Begins Xmas Tour
For Immediate Release
November 29, 2017
Ronnie Spector Discusses Illustrious Career in Expansive New Interview
“The Rosetta Stone for Female Rock Performers of Today”
Popular Holiday Tour Kicks Off: Best Christmas Party Ever! Performing as ‘Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes’ for the First Time Since 1970s
Soon to be Seen on Bravo TV’s ‘Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen
In an expansive new interview, iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector discusses her illustrious career with the Publisher of M Music & Musicians Magazine. Read the full feature, below. In other news, Spector is about to kick-off her spirited multi-media show Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever!, and will soon appear on Bravo TV’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen. In 2018, Spector will be featured in the #1 consumer magazine in America, AARP.
M Music & Musicians Magazine – Feature interview with Publisher? By Merlin David, 11/2017
We talked with Ronnie Spector about her passion for music, her unique look and trademark voice, and the love of music that still keeps her on stage. Read the lengthy interview, here:
Spector will be back on the road in December, celebrating the holiday season with Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever! -- a raucous, rocking, and intoxicating blend of her Christmas classics, Ronettes hits including “Be My Baby” (recently named by Billboard Magazine as the #1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time,) “Walking In The Rain,” “Baby I Love You”, cult gems from her back catalog, a splash of doo–wop, and plenty of Ronnie’s inimitable off–the–cuff commentary. “Go and experience the ultimate sonic stocking stuffer!” says The New York Daily News.
As an added treat, for the upcoming Holiday shows, Spector will perform as ‘Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes’ for the first time since the 1970s. And, at Spector’s 12/11 concert in Austin, she’ll be joined by special guest Wanda Jackson, the ‘Queen of Rockabilly’.
On December 16th, Spector will headline Narada Michael Walden’s annual holiday jam benefit concert in California. Tickets and details here: https://throckmortontheatre.org/event/narada-michael-walden-foundations-21st-annual-holiday-jam/
The New York Times raved: “It’s hard to think of a more appealing angel to welcome the season than Ms. Spector.”? For three decades, Spector’s Christmas show has been a cherished holiday tradition, with a song list that includes her renditions of “Frosty the Snowman,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.” Her definitive versions of “Frosty” and “Sleigh Ride” dominate the airwaves at Christmas time and are perennials on ASCAP’s list of the Top 20 Most–Played Holiday Songs for the past decade. Ronnie’s Christmas tracks have also been heard in hit movies such as Goodfellas, Joy, and Jingle All the Way.
For Ronnie Spector, her upcoming holiday shows are the latest highlight in a current stretch described by People Magazine as a ‘Victory Lap’ for ‘The Original Rock Queen.’ Spector’s busy 2017 has included the release of ‘LOVE POWER’, her first single recorded with The Ronettes in decades, a commanding performance at Lincoln Center, her first tour dates as Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes since the 1970s, an appearance on FOX-TV’s Good Day New York, a Main Stage performance at SF Pride and more. NPR included Spector’s 1964 debut at #20 on their 150 Greatest Albums of the Rock Era, Made by Female Artists, and Spector was presented with the Legend Award by The Woman's International Music Network at their "She Rocks Award” ceremony. In addition to being named the #1 Girl Group Song of All Time, ‘Be My Baby’ has been added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, preserved as a work of historical and cultural significance, and is also now an official addition to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
As a seminal force in Sixties Rock, Spector’s swagger, moxie and trademark voice (still instantly recognizable from the first note,) defined an era. Now in her sixth decade as a performer, Spector has reached a new level of cultural significance. Critical respect is at its peak, and she continues to thrill -- inspiring and empowering a new generation of fans as an enduring, transcendent figure, who has overcome adversity to build a career that is nothing short of remarkable. Much as B.B. King came to embody the blues, or Chuck Berry was to early Rock ‘n Roll, Spector has solidified her status as the Rosetta Stone for female rock performers of today.
People Magazine interview feature:
Ronnie Spector’s Victory Lap: The Original Rock Queen Talks New Music and Reviving the Ronettes
By Jordan Runtagh, 6/24/17
Keep up to date on Ronnie Spector’s tour schedule, here:
San Francisco Chronicle: "If it takes Christmas to make Ronnie Spector come out and play, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."