Spend an evening with an artist who defined an era of popular music

CLEVELAND (January 11, 2010) -
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a special evening with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ronnie Spector on Thursday, January 21, 2010.  This interview is presented in conjunction with Spector’s performance at the Beachland Ballroom the following night. 

On Thursday, January 21 at 7pm, Spector will be interviewed in front of a live audience in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater as part of the Museum’s ongoing Hall of Fame series. The Rock Hall interview is FREE and open to the public.  Please email edu@rockhall.org or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP.

On Friday, January 22, Spector will perform at the Beachland Ballroom.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets to the concert are $33 in advance and $35 day of show. Visit http://www.ticketweb.com.  Rock Hall members can receive at $3.00 discount per ticket through advance purchase only, in person or by phone at the Beachland.  The Beachland is located at 15711 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Ronnie Spector has proven to be an ultimate rock and roll survivor and an artist whose voice defines an era of pop music. Her style and sound have influenced everyone from Joey Ramone and Bruce Springsteen to Amy Winehouse and The Raveonettes. As the lead singer of The Ronettes, she pioneered a performance style that did not previously exist – with their sexually-charged persona, The Ronettes were the first women in rock to do for boys in the audience what Elvis did for girls. In the five-years they were together, they generated hugely successful singles including “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking In The Rain.” Ronnie’s biography, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, was released in 1990 and became an international bestseller. In 1999 Ronnie released She Talks to Rainbows; an EP produced by Joey Ramone, on the indie label, Kill Rock Stars. In 2009, she released her first domestic album in over two decades. The Last of the Rock Stars features guest appearances by Keith Richards, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Patti Smith, Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs) and Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather) and is the first Ronnie Spector album to be co-produced by Ronnie herself.

The Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit http://www.rockhall.com.  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.