Saturday, July 7, 2018

Quote of the Day (Ronnie Spector, on Dating John Lennon)

“I was 18, and I didn’t know John [Lennon] was married. John and George [Harrison] came and picked us [Ronnie and her sister] up at the Strand Palace Hotel in London. They said to my mom, ‘Mrs. Bennett, would you like to go out with us to dinner?’ I thought she would say, ‘Oh, you kids go out and have fun.’ But she said, ‘Let me get my purse!’ George and John almost passed out. After dinner, my mom took the hint and got in a cab. The rest of us went to the Crazy Elephant club and John said, ‘Ronnie, sing a bit of “Be My Baby” in my ear.’”—Ronnie Spector, pop legend and lead singer of the ‘60s group The Ronettes, interviewed by David Browne, in “The Last Word: Ronnie Spector on Her Childhood Hero, Getting Sober, Life With Phil Spector, and Dating John Lennon,” Rolling Stone, June 2, 2016

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