Jan 13 2022

Ronnie Spector
Forever In Our Hearts
August 10, 1943 – January 12, 2022

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Spector who fronted the sensational group, The Ronettes alongside her sister and cousin. In 1970, The Ronettes joined Jimi Hendrix in the studio to record backing vocals on the song “Earth Blues.”

In a 2015 Louder interview, Ronnie described earlier encounters with Jimi in the mid-60s, “I already knew Jimi because The Ronettes played the Brooklyn Fox in New York with Dusty Springfield – ten days, six shows a day – and afterwards we used to go to this place called Ondine’s and Jimi Hendrix was the lead guitarist of their house band. I’d jump up on stage and sing with him. He’d play something on the guitar and I’d mimic it with my voice, and he thought that was phenomenal.”

In 2018, Ronnie shared this rarely seen photo of Jimi (circa 1966) with Jimi playing alongside The Ronettes at Memorial Chapel in Schenectady, NY.