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Estelle Bennett

Musician
Female
Born Jul 22, 1941

Estelle Bennett was a member of the girl group The Ronettes, along with her sister Ronnie Spector (the 'Ronnie' of the band's name) and cousin Nedra Talley. After the Ronettes' 1966 break-up, she recorded a single for Laurie Records, "The Year 2000/The Naked Boy". She then quit the music business and had rarely been seen since. She married the group's road manager Joe Dong, and they had a daughter, Toyin.… Read More

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    NYTimes - Feb 17, 2009
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    NYTimes - Feb 14, 2009

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CHILDHOOD

1941 Birth Born on July 22, 1941.

TWENTIES

1966 24 Years Old After the Ronettes' 1966 break-up, she recorded a single for Laurie Records, "The Year 2000/The Naked Boy." … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 65 Years Old In 2007, when the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was decided that she was too fragile to perform with them, and spoke only a brief two sentences during her acceptance speech, "I would just like to say, thank you very much for giving us this award. … Read More
2009 67 Years Old 1 More Event
Her body was discovered on February 11, 2009. … Read More
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