Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett; August 10, 1943) is an American rock and roll singer. Spector was the lead singer of the rock/pop vocal girl group the Ronettes, which had a string of hits during the early to mid–1960s such as "Be My Baby", "Baby, I Love You", and "The Best Part of Breakin’ Up". Subsequently, Spector launched her solo career and has since released five studio albums (Siren in 1980, Unfinished Business in 1987, Something’s Gonna Happen in 2003, Last of the Rock Stars in 2006, and English Heart in 2016) and one extended play (She Talks to Rainbows in 1999).
In 1986, Spector experienced a career resurgence when she was featured on Eddie Money’s Grammy nominated pop rock song "Take Me Home Tonight" which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. She has sung and collaborated with multiple other acts. Spector is called the original "bad girl of rock and roll". In 2007, Ronnie and the Ronettes were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.