“Normality is a paved road:
It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.”
Vincent van Gogh
Last night the fabulous, historic run of Saint Peter’s University, from Jersey City, New Jersey, finally came to an end at the hands of North Carolina. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are the true Cinderella team of this NCAA Tournament and their run as a fifteen seed all the way to the Elite Eight was truly iconic, inspiring, and record setting!
They have everything to be proud of!
RIP Ronnie Spector
You and The Ronettes changed music forever and for the better
Thank you very much!
We all love you!
Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Bennett) and her older sister, Estelle, and her cousin, Nedra Talley, made up the Ronettes and grew up in a part of New York City called Washington Heights. I was born right in Midtown Manhattan, and spent my very early years about five or six miles from Washington Heights. So for many of us The Ronettes were our home town girls who made good!
Right from New York City!
Other great groups from New York City would come along of course, but The Ronettes were among the first with a new style, combining beautiful voices, amazing harmonies, and an infectious stage presence that signalled the arrival of a new type of music and attitude. They helped pave the way for the iconic girl groups that were to come later and become part of our lives.