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Ronnie Spector Net Worth

Veronica Yvette Bennett net worth is

$1.5 Million

Veronica Yvette Bennett Wiki Biography

Veronica Yvette Bennett was born on the 10th August 1943 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA of Irish and American descent and is a singer perhaps still best known as the front woman of the girl group The Ronettes in the 1960s and ‘70s. As the member of the above mentioned band, Ronnie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More, Spector has had a relatively successful solo career. Ronnie has been active in the music industry since 1959.

So just how rich is Ronnie Spector? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of her wealth is as much as $1.5 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Music is the main source of Spector’s net worth and popularity.

Ronnie Spector Net Worth $1.5 Million

To begin with, the sisters Ronnie, Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley made their first joint performances in 1959, won a talent contest and were regularly on the stage as the Darling Sisters. In 1961, they released their first single, and shortly afterwards they changed their name to The Ronettes. From 1963, The Ronettes were produced by the well known producer Phil Spector (the future husband of Ronnie). With the proven composer Jeff Barry, they wrote an extremely successful single with “Be My Baby” (1963), and what is more, the five following singles in a row landed in the Billboard Top 40, and four of them were also placed in the UK charts. The album “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica” (1965) was not so successful on the charts, but was later ranked 427 of the 500 Best Albums of all Time in Rolling Stone magazine. However, the following singles did not meet expectations. After both Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley were married in 1966, the group finally split up, but Ronnie’s net worth was established.

Moreover, Ronnie Spector continued her musical career with changing success. In 1973, she united with two other singers as Ronnie and the Ronettes, but then continued solo with her own recordings, in the background accompanied by Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Money, with whom she recorded his biggest hit “Take Me Home Tonight” (1986). In 1999, she released the EP album “She Talks to Rainbows” which was critically acclaimed yet poorly received by public. Then, she collaborated with such bands as The Misfits “Project 1950” (2003) and with The Raveonettes “Pretty in Black” (2005). In 2009, Ronnie released her own album “Last of the Rock Starts” which did not enter the music charts. Recently, Spector released the studio album “English Heart” which peaked in 6th position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the total size of Ronnie Spector’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer, she married Phil Spector in 1968, and they adopted three children. However, the two decided to part ways in 1974. In 1982, Ronnie married Jonathan Greenfield; they have two children, and the family now resides in Danbury, Cennecticut.

Net Worth $1.5 Million
Date Of Birth August 10, 1943
Place Of Birth East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.562 m)
Profession Singer, Musician
Nationality American
Spouse Jonathan Greenfield (m. 1982), Phil Spector (m. 1968–1974)
Children Gary Phillip Spector, Donte Phillip Spector, Jason Charles Greenfield, Louis Phillip Spector, Austin Drew Greenfield
Siblings Estelle Bennett
Nicknames Veronica Bennett , The Ronettes , Veronica Spector , Veronica Yvette Bennett
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ronniespector
Twitter https://twitter.com/ronniespectorgs
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ronniespector/?hl=en
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817491
Allmusic www.allmusic.com/artist/ronnie-spector-mn0000846277
Albums “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica” (1965), “Take Me Home Tonight” (hit song,1986), “The Best of The Ronettes” (1992), “She Talks to Rainbows” (EP, 1999), “Project 1950” (2003), “Last of the Rock Stars” (2006), “Something’s Gonna Happen” (2003), “Pretty in Black” (2005), “Last of the Rock Starts” (2009), “English Heart” (2016)
Music Groups Darling Sisters “The Ronettes”, The Misfits “Project, The Raveonette
Nominations Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2017 She Rocks Awards (2017 NAMM Show)
# Quote
1 It’s about me; I’m the girl from the ghetto. It was originally “Girl from the Gutter”, and I thought: “I’m not from the gutter. I may have been from the ghetto, but not the gutter,” so I changed it. Elvis Presley sang “ghetto” and that was OK. But I stick to my hits, mostly, in the show. When I go to see old shows where people don’t play their hits, I’m so disappointed. You have to please your audience. When I hear that applause, it’s like I’m having an orgasm.
2 [Amy Winehouse] was too shy to meet me, but she was so sweet to me. I read articles where she said: “I love girl groups, especially The Ronettes.” I think she liked us because we were different. I had a black and Cherokee mom and a white father, and that was different. And we were pretty. We didn’t have wigs like the other girl groups, it was our real hair. We gave Dusty Springfield a beehive – she’d come in and say: “Can I have a blast of Aquanet [hairspray]?” All that hair is mine today. As you get older (8) your hair thins a little, so you get extensions in the back.
3 [We made money] when we were performing live. As a matter of fact, we got paid more than any other act for our show. We did the Brooklyn Paramount, the Apollo for a week … We made money from personal appearances, not record royalties. We were the most popular girl group ever for bar mitzvahs – people wanted The Ronettes.
4 {John Lennon‘] loved my voice and the way I performed and Phil was the opposite – he didn’t like guys in the audience screaming at me. Maybe I would’ve been better off marrying John Lennon or Keith Richards. I always fantasise about that. I would cry myself to sleep at night because Phil wouldn’t let me perform. My [second] husband and I have been married for 31 years and together for 34. He helped me reclaim my life.
5 I talk about Phil Spector, but I say good things about him, too. I did love him. I just tell the truth. It’s the difference between ripping someone’s head off and telling the damn truth, and I tell the damn truth. Before Phil got involved, we were already going over better than some of the other acts, and I had my style way before Phil came along. He did one thing – he gave us hit records.
6 The “bad girl” came from when the Ronettes would walk out onstage and we didn’t have a hit record yet and all the other groups did – Marvin Gaye, The Crystals. We didn’t have a hit record, but we had attitude. When the three Ronettes walked onstage, people went nuts because we were different. We wore tight dresses when everyone else wore those flared dresses, we had long hair when people had short hair; it was like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones wearing suits – that’s what made them different. The Stones got the long-hair idea from us, when they supported us on tour in the UK in 1964. I love having attitude onstage, and the “bad girl” thing still runs through my entire show.
7 Nobody calls me Veronica unless I go to California. A few people there only knew me as Veronica, such as my ex-husband’s (1) secretary – I was out there [recently] and she left me a card saying: “Hello, Veronica!” But my relatives called me Ronnie. I used to read the Betty and Veronica comics, and Veronica was called Ronnie, so I wanted to be Ronnie too. It’s a cute name.
8 I think I was [the godmother of punk]. In the ’70s it started, and I’d go to [Manhattan music venue] CBGB and see Blondie and the Ramones, and they were calling me up onstage. I didn’t know punk, but they knew me. Everybody knew me, but I didn’t know anybody – Patti Smith and all those people who were punkers. I didn’t get it. It was like Amy Winehouse, they wanted to be like me.
9 I used to wish I could get my hands on [Amy Winehouse] and show her how to do a proper beehive. She came to one of my shows. I was singing “Back to Black” and there was a tear in her eye.
10 You’d have to ask Phil Spector [about the glass coffin in the basement.] He told my mother he had it, but I never went down to the basement. Do you think I’d go down there and look at my own coffin?
# Fact
1 First wife of Phil Spector.
2 Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of The Ronettes, on March 12, 2007.
3 Ranked #67 on VH1’s Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
4 Two sons with Greenfield, Austin Drew and Jason Charles.
5 Lead singer of the 1960s group, The Ronettes.
6 Cousin of Nedra Talley
7 Younger sister of Estelle Bennett.


Title Year Status Character
Glastonbury 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series performer – 2 episodes
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll: Rock ‘n’ Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie performer: “Don’t Worry Baby” – as Ronnie Spector & The Divine Comedy
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold 2010 performer: “Take Me Home Tonight” incorporating part of “Be My Baby”
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: “Don’t Worry Baby”
The Santa Clause 2 2002 performer: “Everybody Loves Christmas”
Jingle All the Way 1996 performer: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
The Howard Stern Show 1990 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Allnighter 1987 performer: “DANGEROUS”
Just One of the Guys 1985 performer: “Tonight You’re Mine Baby”


Title Year Status Character
Zoo 1999 Hotel Manager

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Little Rosey 1990 TV Series theme song sung by – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Glastonbury 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series Herself
My Music: Rock, Pop & Doo Wop 2011 TV Movie Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009-2010 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest / Herself – Musical Support
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2010 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin’ Alright 2009 Video Herself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2007 TV Movie Herself
Brian Wilson on Tour 2003 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Herself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo 2001 Video documentary short Herself
The Secret History of Rock ‘n’ Roll with Gene Simmons 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Chapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends 2000 TV Special Herself
E! Mysteries & Scandals 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Later… With Jools Holland 1998 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1995 TV Series Herself
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True 1995 TV Movie documentary Captain of the Winkie Guard
A Street Carol 1992 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Herself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Herself
The Howard Stern Show 1990 TV Series Herself
Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll 1988 TV Special Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1983-1987 TV Series Herself
Motown Merry Christmas 1987 TV Movie Herself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Deja View 1986 Video Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1986 TV Series Herself
Super Night of Rock ‘n’ Roll 1984 TV Movie Herself
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself
Phil Spector: He’s a Rebel 1982 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Big T.N.T. Show 1966 Documentary Herself (as The Ronettes)
It’s What’s Happening, Baby! 1965 TV Special Herself (as The Ronettes)
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1964 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Herself

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