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Died On This Date (February 11, 2009) Estelle Bennett / The Ronettes

Posted by themusicsover on February 11, 2010

Estelle Bennett
July 22, 1941 – February 11, 2009

Ronnie Spector, Nedra Talley, Estelle Bennett

L-R: Ronnie Spector, Nedra Talley, Estelle Bennett

Estelle Bennett was a member of famed girl-group, the Ronettes.  She, her sister Veronica (later Ronnie Spector), and Nedra Talley formed the group while still teenagers back in 1959.  Over the next several years, they released a string of singles that defined the era as well as the “girl group sound.”  That list includes “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You,” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”  And they were the  only female group that ever toured with the Beatles.  The group broke up in 1966 after which Bennett released just one record, “The Year 2000,” and retired from the music business.  She resurfaced in 2007 for the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Estelle Bennett died of colon cancer on February 11, 2009.  She was 67.

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