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Ronnie Spector Featured in AARP Magazine, the #1 Print Outlet in America; Ronnie and the Ronettes are back on the road for an extensive U.S. and European tour
(Published: June 20, 2018)

For Immediate Release June 14, 2018

Ronnie Spector Featured in AARP Magazine, the #1 Print Outlet in America

Ronnie and the Ronettes are back on the road for an extensive U.S. and European tour, including headlining several festivals

NPR: "It's Time To Recognize The Ronettes As Rock And Roll Pioneers"

Iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector is featured in the June/July issue of AARP Magazine, the #1 print outlet in America, with readership exceeding 47 million. In the engaging first-person essay, Spector shares recollections of her mother Beatrice Bennett and her beloved sister Estelle, and takes readers on a journey back in time, to her pre-teen years in Harlem, eating burgers at King's Donuts, the luncheonette where her mom worked, next door to The Apollo Theater. The rest, as the saying goes, is rock & roll history. Read the sweet homage to Ronnie's mom, and get the recipe for Ronnie's delicious ‘Mother-Daughter Hamburgers', here: AARP MAGAZINE - June/July (print) - ‘Sandwich of Love': http://bit.ly/RonnieAARP

Expect significant Ronnie Spector announcements on a variety of fronts soon, including details of a new single/collaboration. Also, Ronnie and the Ronettes are back on the road for an extensive U.S. and European tour, including headlining several festivals - marking the first appearances of the ‘Ultimate Girl Group' since the 1970s. Fans can expect hit-filled concerts, including "Be My Baby," "Walking In The Rain," "Baby I Love You", cult gems, a splash of doo-wop, multi-media elements, never-before-seen video footage, plenty of inimitable off-the-cuff commentary and more.

2018 tour dates include:
June 16 Escenario Santander SP
June 18 Apolo Barcelona SP
June 21 Capitol Santiago D.C. SP
June 23 Matadero Arts Center Madrid SP
July 20 The Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
July 21 Music on the Green New Haven, CT
Aug 2 The Canyon Agoura Hills, CA
Aug 3 The Canyon Santa Clarita, CA
Aug 4 The Rose Pasadena, CA
Aug 5 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
Aug 9 Fremont Theater San Luis Obispo, CA
Aug 10 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 11 The Center for the Arts Grass Valley, CA
Aug 12 Stern Grove Festival San Francisco, CA
Sept 2 Copper Country Festival Copper, CO
Sept 4, 5 Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
Sept 7 Gobbler Theatre Johnson Creek, WI
Sept 9 Hard Rock Casino Cleveland, OH
Sept 26 Caesars Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 13 Memorial Hall Pueblo, CO
Oct 16 & 17 Soiled Dove Underground Denver, CO
Oct 19 The Uptown Theatre Napa, CA
Oct 20 The Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto, CA
Oct 27 Lynn Auditorium Lynn, MA
Nov 8 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
Nov 9 & 10 Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
Nov 24 Madison Theatre Rockville Center, NY
Nov 30 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Dec 1 The Capitol Room Harrisburg, PA
Dec 8 El Club Detroit, MI
Dec 9 Arcada Theatre St Charles, IL
Dec 12 Musikfest Café Bethlehem, PA
Dec 13 Colonial Theatre Phoenixville, PA
Dec 14 Suffolk Theatre Riverhead, NY
Dec 16 Tilden PAC Barnstable, MA
Dec 22 & 23 City Winery New York City

Stay updated on Spector's schedule, here: http://www.ronniespector.com/shows/

In a lengthy NPR Music ‘Turning the Tables' article, writer Hilarie Ashton assessed Spector's early appearances and her lasting impact as a rock trailblazer. Entitled It's Time To Recognize The Ronettes As Rock And Roll Pioneers, the reverential essay begins with a nod to The Ronettes' 1963 performance of ‘Be My Baby' on Dick Clark's American Bandstand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgWVis3_wPM.
Read the full story, here:
NPR - It's Time To Recognize The Ronettes As Rock And Roll Pioneers
By Hilarie Ashton March 12, 2018

Significant placements continue to grow, as Spector cements her role as "the Rosetta Stone for female rock performers of today." Highlights include a raucous and sometimes raunchy appearance on Bravo TV's ‘Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen, during which Spector shared stories of her extraordinary career. Get a sense of the appearance, which featured guests Tiffany Haddish and Cynthia Bailey, here:

In recent months, Spector has been featured twice by People Magazine (which lauded her as "the original rock queen,") Billboard Magazine named ‘Be My Baby' as the #1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time, NPR included Spector's 1964 debut at #20 on their 150 Greatest Albums of the Rock Era, Made by Female Artist, and more. Here's a photo from her recent visit with SiriusXM Radio's legendary DJ Cousin Brucie.

Spector was the Cover Story interview in the March, 2018 Edition of Long Island Woman Magazine - Read the full interview, here: https://issuu.com/longislandwoman/docs/march18issuu

More about Ronnie Spector:
Spector's current high-profile stretch was described by People Magazine as a "Victory Lap". Her busy 2017/18 included the release of ‘LOVE POWER', her first single recorded with The Ronettes in decades, a commanding performance at Lincoln Center, an appearance on FOX-TV's Good Day New York, a Main Stage performance at SF Pride and more. The acclaimed singer was also presented with the Legend Award by The Woman's International Music Network at their "She Rocks Award" ceremony. In May of 2018, Spector was honored with a Lifetime Spirit Award by LSA Family Health Services, in her native East Harlem. In addition, ‘Be My Baby' has been added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, preserved as a work of historical and cultural significance, and is also now an official addition to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

As a seminal force in Sixties Rock, Spector's swagger, moxie and trademark voice (still instantly recognizable from the first note,) defined an era. As the Number One pop group in England, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes headlined over acts including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds. In the years since, Spector has had songs written for her by George Harrison as well as by Bruce Springsteen, and has recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Springsteen & The E Street Band, members of The Beatles and more. Billy Joel wrote the smash ‘Say Goodbye to Hollywood' as a tribute to Ronnie, and Eddie Money's ‘Take Me Home Tonight' celebrated her trademark Be My Baby vocals, with the duet reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Now in her sixth decade as a performer, Spector has reached a new level of cultural significance. Critical respect is at its peak, and she continues to thrill -- inspiring and empowering a new generation of fans as an enduring, transcendent figure, who has overcome adversity to build a career that is nothing short of remarkable. Much as B.B. King came to embody the blues, or Chuck Berry was to early Rock ‘n Roll, Spector has solidified her status as the Rosetta Stone for female rock performers of today.

People Magazine - Interview feature:
Ronnie Spector's Victory Lap: The Original Rock Queen Talks New Music and Reviving the Ronettes By Jordan Runtagh, 6/24/17

People Magazine's Exclusive Premiere of ‘LOVE POWER':

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