Be My Baby by Ronnie Spector audiobook

Be My Baby: A Memoir

By Ronnie Spector , with Vince Waldron
Introduction by Keith Richards

Macmillan Audio 9781250837196
1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $26.99

    Special Price $18.89

    or 2 Credits
    Available on 06/07/2022

    ISBN: 9781250841100

Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest rock memoirs of all time, Be My Baby is the true story of how Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector carved out a space for herself against tremendous odds amid the chaos of the 1960s music scene and beyond. With a new introduction by Ronnie Spector. Ronnie Spector’s first collaboration with producer Phil Spector, “Be My Baby,” stunned the world and shot girl group the Ronettes to stardom. No one could sing as clearly, as emotively as Ronnie. But her voice was soon drowned out in Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, and lost in Ronnie and Phil’s ensuing romance and marriage. Ronnie had to fight tooth and nail to wrest back control of her life, her music, and her legacy. And while she regained her footing, Ronnie found herself recording with Stevie Van Zandt, partying with David Bowie, and touring with Bruce Springsteen. Smart, humorous, and self-possessed, Be My Baby is a whirlwind account of the twists and turns in the life of an artist. More than anything, Be My Baby is a testament to the fact that it is possible to stand up to a powerful abuser and start on a second—or third, or fifth—act. In fact, almost six decades into her career, Ronnie Spector is still touring. A Macmillan Audio productio from Henry Holt and Company

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

A Rolling Stone magazine pick of 50 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time

A Far Out Magazine Pick of 10 Best Memoirs of All Time

Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest rock memoirs of all time, Be My Baby is the true story of how Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector carved out a space for herself against tremendous odds amid the chaos of the 1960s music scene and beyond. With a new introduction by Ronnie Spector. Ronnie Spector’s first collaboration with producer Phil Spector, “Be My Baby,” stunned the world and shot girl group the Ronettes to stardom. No one could sing as clearly, as emotively as Ronnie. But her voice was soon drowned out in Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, and lost in Ronnie and Phil’s ensuing romance and marriage. Ronnie had to fight tooth and nail to wrest back control of her life, her music, and her legacy. And while she regained her footing, Ronnie found herself recording with Stevie Van Zandt, partying with David Bowie, and touring with Bruce Springsteen. Smart, humorous, and self-possessed, Be My Baby is a whirlwind account of the twists and turns in the life of an artist. More than anything, Be My Baby is a testament to the fact that it is possible to stand up to a powerful abuser and start on a second—or third, or fifth—act. In fact, almost six decades into her career, Ronnie Spector is still touring. A Macmillan Audio productio from Henry Holt and Company

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Funny and observant, consistently engaging…sprinkled with deadpan humor.” Los Angeles Times
“Entertaining, often disturbing…well told and…quite moving….marks the passage of Ronnie Spector from victim to survivor.” Rolling Stone
“An entertaining, gossipy, whirlwind ride through the 1960s.” Sunday Times (London)
“An enthralling and moving Dante-esque descent through the rock ’n’ roll inferno. One of the three greatest rock ’n’ roll memoirs.” Blitz (London)
“Spector’s portrait of the energy of the early Sixties music scene is fascinating.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ronnie Spector

Author Bio: Ronnie Spector

Ronnie Spector (1943-2022) became an icon when she rose to fame as lead singer of the Ronettes, the influential 1960s girl group responsible for a string of hits that included “Walking in the Rain,” “Baby I Love You,” and “Be My Baby,” which Brian Wilson has called “the greatest record ever made.” The embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of rock and roll, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English