It isn’t easy to explain

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

August 10

Ronnie Spector 11943: Veronica Yvette Bennett — Ronnie Spector — is born in upper Manhattan. With her sister Estelle and cousin Nedra Talley she forms The Ronnettes. Produced by Phil Spector, The Ronnettes will have international hits in Be My Baby and Baby, I Love You. Ronnie survives a horrifyingly abusive marriage to Spector with her dazzling beauty and talent intact. She performs to this day.