Ronnie Spector, girl group icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78

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By Rami Ayyub (Reuters) -Ronnie Spector, the pioneering lead singer of the 1960s American “girl group” the Ronettes, whose vocals graced such hits as “Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You,” has died at the age of 78, relatives said on Wednesday. Spector, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 as a member of the Spanish Harlem-based female trio, died surrounded by loved ones and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan Greenfield, after a brief battle with cancer, the family said in a statement. “Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor an…

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