A week after her death, it was revealed that she had suffered from anorexia nervosa and schizophrenia in the years after the Ronettes' breakup and that she had subsequently been homeless in New York.
The three young singers sang backup for Joey Dee, Bobby Rydell and others, and beginning in 1961 began making their own records.
The Ronettes broke up in 1966.
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The Ronettes sued Mr. Spector in 1988, seeking $10 million in what they said were unpaid royalties and income made from licensing the group’s songs to movies and commercials; they said that they had received only one payment from Mr. Spector, for $14,482.30. Bennett was a member of the girl group The Ronettes, along with her sister Ronnie and cousin Nedra Talley. Bennett, one of the Ronettes, the singing trio whose 1963 hit “Be My Baby” epitomized the famed “wall of sound” technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67.
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At the group’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2007, Ronnie Spector did not mention her ex-husband, but he sent a note that was read at the ceremony saying, “I wish them all the happiness and good fortune the world has to offer.”.
“They didn’t need anything. Their last Philles single was “I Can Hear Music” in 1966. After a number of unsuccessful attempts, the trio reinvented themselves as the Ronettes.
Ronnie Bennett had married Spector in 1968 but they divorced six years later. Among their other hits were “Walkin’ in the Rain” and “Baby I Love You.”. The group was led by Ms. Bennett’s younger sister, Veronica (better known as Ronnie), who, with Ms. Hunter, survives her. But under New York state contract law, the court said, the singers did not control those rights unless their contract specifically said they did.
In addition to her sister, Bennett is survived by a daughter, Toyin Hunter of Santa Monica, Calif., and three grandsons.
But soon she left music, and for much of her adult life Ms. Bennett struggled with mental illness; she was also homeless for a time, her daughter said. Estelle Bennett (July 22, 1941 – February 11, 2009) was a member of the girl group The Ronettes, along with her sister Ronnie Spector (the 'Ronnie' of the band's name) and cousin Nedra Talley… Estelle was the quiet Ronette, the one people called the prettiest, the one who was content to remain in the shadow of her younger sister, Ronnie, because even in the shadow there’s still some spot Now what? It’s still unclear whether having antibodies against the coronavirus protects you from reinfection — and, if so, for how long, Police storefront in Balboa Park hit with vandalism, incendiary device, Windows were broken, vandals left anti-police tagging, Two arrested, suspected of setting Chase Bank on fire during May riot in La Mesa, Rioting beset downtown La Mesa the night of May 30 after a day of protests over racial injustice, More San Diegans searching online for places to move.
Bennett was born in 1941, her sister in 1943 and Talley in 1945, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Web site. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, FILE).
Over the next three years the Ronettes released a series of singles that have become classics, including “(The Best Part of) Breakin’ Up” and “Walking in the Rain,” though none of the singles after “Be My Baby” reached the Top 20. 2 and sold two million copies. Spector was born Veronica Yvette Bennett in New York City, the daughter of an African-American–Cherokee mother and Irish-American father.She and her sister, Estelle Bennett (1941–2009), were encouraged to sing by their large family, as was their cousin, Nedra Talley.The three women formed The Darling Sisters, known later as The Ronettes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Estelle Bennett, one of the Ronettes, the singing trio whose 1963 hit "Be My Baby" epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home She married the group's road manager, Joe Dong, and they had a daughter, Toyin. Estelle Bennett, a Singer for the Ronettes, Is Dead at 67. It was reported that, during a visit to fellow former Ronette Nedra Talley, she slept through her own baby daughter's crying. The judges noted that the contract did not actually mention secondary rights to the use of music, so-called “synchronization rights,” which are a more modern phenomenon in the entertainment industry.
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Inside an influencer-jammed, masks-very-optional Hollywood Hills Halloween party. Estelle Bennett, one of the beehived queens of 1960s girl-group pop as a member of the Ronettes, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. Estelle Bennett, one of the beehived queens of 1960s girl-group pop as a member of the Ronettes, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. After several early singles failed to become hits, they signed with Mr. Spector’s Philles label in 1963 and released “Be My Baby” that August. Still, Ms. Talley-Ross said, she had not seen her so happy in years.
It was reported that, during a visit to fellow former Ronette Nedra Talley, she slept through her own baby daughter's crying. Estelle Bennett, one of the Ronettes, the singing trio whose 1963 hit “Be My Baby” epitomized the famed “wall of sound” technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. We have to reimagine them for the pandemic era. But New York State’s highest court threw out that ruling on appeal in 2002.
They lost the licensing part of the case but were still able to collect more than $1 million in royalties, according to Jonathan Greenfield, Ronnie Spector’s husband. When I went through the assembly line of candidates, initiatives and referenda on my ballot, I felt a bit like Lucy in the famous “I Love Lucy” chocolate factory episode. We’re here to help.  Her mental health deteriorated in the following years. An immediate hit, the song went to No. Toyin Dong Spoke on Mental Illness of Mom, Ronettes Singer Estelle Bennett, at Brooklyn TLC Shelter. After the group’s breakup, Bennett rarely made public appearances. Estelle Bennett (July 22, 1941 – February 11, 2009) was an American singer.