Friday, December 17, 2010

My Life's Soundtrack Part 49 - Be My Baby by The Ronettes

Phil Spector's ex-wife. Did you know that girls in the audience also screamed at girl groups? Yeah, I know! Right? Ok, maybe you knew that. But, did you know that CHER was a backing singer on this record? Keep watching for the surprise second song in this set. Ronnie gets all over the stage and the dancing girls in the background get crazy while the audience screams louder than the music!

Cher was not a part of the group. She contributed backing vocals in the studio when they were recording the hit single. This was in August 1963, several months before Cher cut her first record, Dream Baby, credited to Cherilyn and produced by her boyfriend, Sonny Bono. Cher's SECOND record was produced by Phil Spector. Do you know what it was? It's called Ringo I Love You, a Beatles novelty tune from 1964, and on that single she calls herself Bonnie Jo Mason. Mint copies of that record on The Annette label are worth about $750 today!

FYI: I just happen to have a few copies of that Annette single by Cher, if anyone's interested... ;-)

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