"I look around me and I don’t see any rock’n’roll at the moment. Instead it’s all choreography and stylists and wigs and stuff. It’s like they’re afraid to let the music breathe. No one has their own identity like the Ronettes did back in the day. We had the skirts with the slits up the side, sort of tough, sort of Spanish Harlem cool, but sweet too. We didn’t have no dancers, we didn’t have no goddamn wigs."
Ronnie Spector (born August 10, 1943)
[Ronnie Spector] was introduced to David Bowie by [John] Lennon’s lover May Pang after a 1976 Madison Square Garden concert. In Bowie’s hotel suite, high on cocaine and cognac, Ronnie and the Thin White Duke fucked on the floor to the throbbing accompaniment of Station to Station. “I didn’t know him. I was like, David who? A man in make-up? But he went straight for me. We became friends later.
The Ronettes, “Is This What I Get For Loving You?” from The Best of the Ronettes (Abkco, 1992)
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