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The 2019 Winter's Eve Headliner: Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes

Oct 22, 2019
The 2019 Winter's Eve Headliner:  Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes

For Ronnie Spector this holiday season, Winter’s Eve will “be her baby.” Headlining the Lincoln Square Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Dante Park Main Stage (Broadway Between 63rd & 64th Streets), Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes will bring fantastic music and style to Winter's Eve to kick off the celebration. 

Ronnie Spector is the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll.  Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, she formed The Ronettes while she was still a teenager and released her first record in 1961. She went on to record genre-defining classics such as the Grammy Award-winning "Walking in the Rain," "Do I Love You," "Baby I Love You,” "The Best Part of Breaking Up," "I Can Hear Music," and of course, the international number one smash hit "Be My Baby.” 

As a seminal force in Rock, Spector’s swagger, moxie and trademark voice (still instantly recognizable from the first note,) defined an era. As the Number One pop group in England, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes headlined over acts including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds. In the years since, Spector has collaborated with George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, members of The Beatles and more. Billy Joel wrote ‘Say Goodbye to Hollywood’ as a tribute to Ronnie, and her duet with Eddie Money, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’, reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

As a performer and a rock and style icon, Spector has reached a new level of cultural significance. Critical respect is at its peak, and she continues to thrill -- inspiring and empowering a new generation of fans as an enduring, transcendent figure, who has overcome adversity. Much as B.B. King came to embody the blues, or Chuck Berry was to early Rock ‘n Roll, Spector has solidified her status as the Rosetta Stone for female rock performers of today. www.ronniespector.com

Don't miss Ronnie Spector as she helps us light up Lincoln Square and celebrate the holidays. The Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30pm and is televised live with WABC-TV. Join us for an amazing evening of music, food, family fun, and more! Visit www.winterseve.nyc for more information about New York's largest holiday festival.