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Ronnie, however, became romantically involved with Spector and married him in 1968. The couple divorced in 1974, but she retained his name and forged a solo career as Ronnie Spector. Her biggest solo hit, “ Take Me Home Tonight,” a duet with Eddie Money, reached number four on the Billboard chart in 1986. Her autobiography is descriptively titled Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness; or, My Life as a Fabulous Ronette (1990). The Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

The Ronettes began as a family act where the girls grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan . According to Nedra Talley, they started singing during childhood visits to their grandmother's home. [4] "Estelle and Veronica are sisters," she said in a later interview. [4] "I'm their cousin. Our mothers are sisters. We came out of a family that, on Saturday nights, home for us was at our grandmother's, entertaining each other." [4] The Bennetts' mother was African-American and Cherokee ; their father was Irish-American . Their cousin, Talley, is African-American and Puerto Rican . [5] "By the time I was eight, I was already working up whole numbers for our family's little weekend shows," Ronnie Spector later recalled. [6] "Then Estelle would get up onstage and do a song, or she'd join Nedra or my cousin Elaine and me in a number we'd worked out in three-part harmony." [7]

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