Ronnie Spector, the teenage protégée turned previous spouse of Phil Spector, spoke up after his death Sunday, calling him a “brilliant producer but a lousy husband.”
In a post on Instagram, the 77-year-old frontwoman of the Ronettes stated: “It’s a sad day for music and a sad day for me.”
“When I was working with Phil Spector, watching him create in the recording studio, I knew I was working with the very best. He was in complete control, directing everyone. So much to love about those days. Meeting him and falling in love was like a fairytale. The magical music we were able to make together, was inspired by our love. I loved him madly, and gave my heart and soul to him.”
The “Be My Baby” vocalist, who has spoken in depth about abuse and vindictiveness she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband prior to and after their 1974 divorce, likewise referenced the hard times.
“As I said many times while he was alive, he was a brilliant producer, but a lousy husband. Unfortunately Phil was not able to live and function outside of the recording studio. Darkness set in, many lives were damaged. I still smile whenever I hear the music we made together, and always will. The music will be forever. Phil Spector 1939-2021,” she composed.
Ronnie, who was wed to Phil for 6 years, has actually formerly implicated him of pulling a weapon on her, requiring her to sign a divorce settlement that apparently cut her out of future records making, and even lobbying the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to not induct her.
She likewise declared he kept a gold casket in the basement and informed her he would eliminate her and put her in it if she ever attempted to leave him.
The couple’s 3 embraced kids likewise stated they suffered abuse at the hands of the late unpredictable record manufacturer.
Born Veronica Bennett in Spanish Harlem, she satisfied the Bronx native when she was 18. Enamored with her voice, the manufacturer rapidly changed her into the attractive and defiant vocalist that broke the charts 9 times in the 60s.
The couple wed in 1968 and separated in 1974, 3 years prior to Phil killed starlet Lana Clarkson.
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