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Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes at the Continental Baths

Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, May 1974

EVER SINCE Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes folded up shop in the late sixties, the music world has been awaiting their return. But despite one shot efforts every couple of years on A&M and Apple, Ronnie never was free enough to go out on the road and bring her music to the public, granting her the opportunity to grow professionally step by step as time went by. Last year, after a long layoff, she went out on her own doing small clubs and various oldies gigs, highlighted by a huge ovation at Madison Square Gardens' Rock and Roll Revival Show. But Ronnie deserves better than that – most of the oldies groups are pale limitations of their hit records, and of themselves, and the audience often loudly rebels at anything new. Forty-year old overweight men in toupees, singing doowop is not what rock'n'roll is all about....

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