The Ronettes


The Ronettes were an American 1960s girl group from New York City. One of the most popular groups from that period, they placed more than eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which became top forty hits.

The trio consisted of lead singer Veronica Bennett (later known as Ronnie Spector), her older sister Estelle Bennett, and their cousin Nedra Talley. The girls had sung together since they were teenagers.

Some of The Ronettes most famous songs include, “Be My Baby”, “Baby, I Love You”, “(The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up”, and “Walking in the Rain,” all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Walking in the Rain” won a Grammy Award in 1965, and “Be My Baby” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In the late 1964, the group released their only studio album, Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica, which entered the Billboard charts at #96.

Ronettes

Side One

Be My Baby

Side Two

So Young

Why Can’t I Touch Ronnie Dyson?


Ronald “Ronnie” Dyson (June 5, 1950 — November 10, 1990) was an American singer and actor.

At just 18 years of age, he won lead part in the Broadway production of Hair, debuting in New York in 1968. Dyson became an iconic voice of the 1960s with the lead vocal in the show’s anthem of the hippie era, “Aquarius.” It is Dyson’s voice leading off the song and opening the show with the famous lyric “When the Moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars…”

After Hair, Dyson pursued his stage career with a role in Salvation in 1970. His recording of a song from the Salvation score, “(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You?”, successfully launched his record career, breaking into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #8 in 1970. The follow-up, “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” was a strong R&B seller, climbing to #9.

His acting and singing career had begun to stall in the late 1970s due to ill health, and it was in 1983 that Dyson appeared on the R&B chart for the last time on Cotillion with All Over Your Face. His final solo recording was See The Clown in 1990. Dyson died at the age of 40 from heart failure in late 1990, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

RDyson

Side One

Why Can’t I Touch You?

Side Two

Girl Don’t Come

Forty Days With Ronnie Hawkins


Ronald “Ronnie” Hawkins (born January 10, 1935) is a rockabilly musician whose career has spanned more than half a century. Though his career began in Arkansas, USA, where he’d been born and raised, it was in Ontario, Canada where he found success and settled for most of his life. He is considered highly influential in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada.

Also known as “Rompin’ Ronnie”, “Mr. Dynamo”, or simply “The Hawk”, he was one of the key players in the 1960s rock scene in Toronto. Throughout his career, Hawkins has performed all across North America and recorded more than twenty-five albums.

RHawkins

Side One

Forty Days

Side Two

One of These Days

Rosemary Clooney’s Ole House


Up until now, Rosemary Clooney has only been on various artist LPs which does surprise me since she is pretty legendary. At least I have three 45s to represent her a little bit more on here. I’ll also be looking for a full LP on my crate digging adventures too!

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American cabaret singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit “Come On-a My House”, which was followed by other pop numbers, although she also had success as a jazz vocalist.

Her career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002.

RClooney

Side One

This Ole House

Side Two

Hey There