An original UK 7" single release of The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby', signed by Ronnie Spector in blue marker pen on the label. Ronnie SPECTOR.
An original UK 7" single release of The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby', signed by Ronnie Spector in blue marker pen on the label.
An original UK 7" single release of The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby', signed by Ronnie Spector in blue marker pen on the label.

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An original UK 7" single release of The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby', signed by Ronnie Spector in blue marker pen on the label.

London American Recordings, 1963 (HLU 9793). Plain paper sleeve. A near Mint copy of the quintessential example of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, universally regarded as one of the greatest records of the sixties. Years later Ronnie Spector told interviewer Dave Simpson: "It took three days to record my vocals, take after take. The recording captures the full spectrum of my emotions: everything from nervousness to excitement. When I came in with 'The night we met I knew I needed you so' the band went nuts. I was 18 years old, 3000 miles from home, and had all these guys saying I was the next Billie Holliday. After that, I wasn't allowed in the studio. There may have been a little jealousy thing going on. I had to stay in the hotel while Phil finished the record. The first time I heard it, the Ronettes were on tour. We were lying in bed watching Dick Clark's American Bandstand when he said: 'This is going to be the record of the century.' And it was us!" (The Guardian, November 17th, 2015).

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