July 25, 2010
Ronnie has proven to be the ultimate rock n' roll survivor and an artist whose voice defines an entire era of pop music. Her style and sound have influenced everyone from Joey Ramone and Bruce Springsteen to Amy Winehouse and The Raveonettes. As the lead singer of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Ronettes, she pioneered a female daringness and performance style that did not previously exist - with their sexually-charged persona, The Ronettes were the first women in rock to do for boys in the audience what Elvis did for girls. In the five-years they were together, they generated hugely successful singles including “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking In The Rain.” Ronnie's biography, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, was released in 1990 and became an international bestseller. In 1999 Ronnie released She Talks to Rainbows; an EP produced by Joey Ramone, on the indie label, Kill Rock Stars.