Ronnie Spector

The life and times of Ronnie Spector

One of the most distinctive voices in pop music fell silent last month - a combination of street toughness and tenderness, a trademark vibrato and raw, unschooled energy. We pay tribute to a legend, while the singer herself, in an unpublished archive interview, holds forth on the Fabs, the Boss and more

Ronnie Spector has died, aged 78

"Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humour and a smile on her face," her family said in a statement

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