Listening to “Little Anthony” Gourdine sing, it’s difficult to imagine that 2015 marks 57 years since he entered the public eye with his group, the Imperials. One of the very few late-fifties-era vocal groups to successfully re-invent themselves and sustain a successful recording career into the decade that followed, Little Anthony and the Imperials are
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Ronnie Spector: Best Christmas Party Ever
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 PMThe Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 367-7789
Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s. To this day, no one has ever surpassed Ronnie’s powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, or her innocent but knowing sexuality. For these qualities and more, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007.
Beginning in 1963, Ronnie Spector recorded a long string of classic pop hits: powerful, poignant teen anthems like 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 the international #1 smash “Be My Baby.”
In England, the Ronettes headlined over the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds. The Beatles personally requested that the Ronettes join their final U.S. tour in August 1966. The seventies saw Ronnie sing on a Hendrix recording session and 3 of the Beatles back up Ronnie on one of her records. Billy Joel wrote “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” as a tribute to her and the next year, she recorded the song with backing by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. In 1986, Ronnie’s duet with Eddie Money – “Take Me Home Tonight” – reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hung on the chart for 23 weeks. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award and became a heavy rotation video on MTV.
Her latest holiday CD, Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Ever, released 2010 complements her classic Christmas songs “Sleigh Ride,” “Frosty The Snowman,” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”
The style, look, and sound of Ronnie Spector continue to serve as an inspiration and role model for generations and on November 30th, she’ll take the stage at the Strand to play all the hits and get us into the holiday spirit. It’s sure to be the “Best Christmas Ever”!
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