Immortale. Icona. Una pioniera. Veronica Yvette Bennett è morta all’età di 78 anni dopo una battaglia impari contro il solito male. Ronnie Spector nell’Olimpo assieme certamente alla sorella Estelle (scomparsa nel 2009) e alla cugina Nedra: The Ronettes. E poi il sodalizio nodale con Phil Spector (Ronnie lo sposa nel 1968 e si separa nel 1972) e la storia del trio di New York che dura giusto una decina d’anni (1967) quando già tutto è stato scritto. Per comprendere la grandezza lasciamo parlare le testimonianze del mondo intorno partendo dallo “statement” della famiglia.
Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan. Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor and a smile on her face. She was filled with love and gratitude. Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard or saw her. In lieu of flowers, Ronnie requested that donations be made to your local women’s shelter or to the American Indian College Fund. A celebration of Ronnie’s life and music will be announced in the future. The family respectfully asks for privacy at this time.
Absolutely gutted to hear this news.
Dear beautiful, talented , fierce Ronnie. I will love you eternally. But then again you knew that.
Love Love Love from your girl, Sx pic.twitter.com/h5mI4mPWCr
— Garbage (@garbage) January 12, 2022
Ronnie SPEctor Peace pic.twitter.com/3uDmRV7Fpn
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) January 13, 2022
R.I.P. Ronnie Spector pic.twitter.com/7oeqZRzaR8
— The Misfits (@themisfits) January 13, 2022
1999, fill in on drums with a band at a daytime festival in New London, race back to NYC in time to see Bratmobile and Ronnie Spector at Thread Waxing Space, knowing that Ronnie was working with KRS now… I am literally still trying to put all these pieces together.
— Ted Leo (@tedleo) January 13, 2022
— Rhino Records (@Rhino_Records) January 12, 2022
this totally blows. fuck cancer. RIP the legend Ronnie Spector. Thank you for the music, for being so freaking cool. pic.twitter.com/RqKEWsZtrL
— Kathy Valentine (@Kathy_Valentine) January 13, 2022
Ronnie Spector. All Hail! (We always have!) R.I.P. When me and Ryan got married we played "Be My Baby" as we walked up the aisle after being pronounced "Husband and Husband" .The whole place sang at the top of their lungs. Thank you for the beauty in all ways pic.twitter.com/VqHlSgNFzZ
— Kid Congo Powers (@kidcongopowers) January 13, 2022
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) January 12, 2022
"Baby, I Love You" by The Ronettes pic.twitter.com/pFKEXV38LH
— William Patrick Corgan (@Billy) January 12, 2022
RIP Ronnie Spector. It was an honor to Produce her and encourage her to get back on stage where she remained for the next 45 years. Her record with the E Street Band helped sustain us at a very precarious time (thanks to Steve Popovich). Condolences to her husband and family.
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) January 12, 2022
RIP Ronnie Spector pic.twitter.com/PoI2dHYWEM
— Crayon Jones (@CrayonToCrayon) January 12, 2022
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) January 12, 2022
Peace and Love, Ronnie Spector.💔 pic.twitter.com/QbkuVEgg92
— Susanna Hoffs (@SusannaHoffs) January 12, 2022
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) January 12, 2022
I just heard the news about Ronnie Spector and I don’t know what to say. I loved her voice so much and she was a very special person and a dear friend. This just breaks my heart. Ronnie’s music and spirit will live forever.
Love & Mercy, Brianhttps://t.co/dXZKTMWv8a
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 12, 2022
One of the first voices I fell in love with RIP beautiful Ronnie Spector💔 https://t.co/EeaxSeJfdQ
— Kim Wilde (@kimwilde) January 12, 2022
RIP Ronnie Spector. The iconic voice of the Ronettes.I was proud to have spent some time with Ronnie at A&M Studios, listening to her tell stories about the early years of rock ‘n roll. She will be missed. https://t.co/nKgJxT45cw
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 13, 2022
— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) January 12, 2022
— Certified ?uestlover (@questlove) January 12, 2022
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) January 12, 2022
— simone marie (@simonemarie4) January 12, 2022
Ronnie Spector was the true embodiment of rock and roll, a survivor, a pioneer and the original bad girl. Her autobiography changed my life and when we became sort of pen pals, I was star struck. I cried off all of my eyeliner and mascara when I read the news 💔 pic.twitter.com/IOnmAFZeUZ
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) January 13, 2022
Ronnie Spector's voice was EXTRAORDINARY and ICONIC.
RIP. A Queen. pic.twitter.com/txOQHR0xld
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 12, 2022
Farewell, legend and music icon Ronnie Spector. I imagine Be My Baby will play on repeat across the globe today. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/mJKCjJ3yBx
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 12, 2022
RIP the amazing Ronnie Spector RS pic.twitter.com/82cZzYei1z
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) January 12, 2022
It’s particularly hard to get Ronnie Spector out of your head when you’re trying to write a song at the same time it is also a tremendous inspiration of passionate love. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/Gk04rLHMU1
— Michael Des Barres (@MDesbarres) January 13, 2022