Ronnie Spector Brings Bubblegum to Brooklyn Pool Parties

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Ronnie Spector / Photo by Jen Maler
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William Goodman

McCarren Park Pool: Brooklyn's musical epicenter, delivering blog-fresh bands to the physical realm on a weekly basis with Jelly NYC's Sunday Pool Parties series. But this week, an exception was made -- and there certainly wasn't a naysayer in the whole damn borough as Ronnie Spector -- onetime frontwoman of girl group the Ronettes (and, yes, former wife of Phil Spector) -- took the stage and kicked out a short, yet all-round excellent, set of golden oldies with the Rabbit Factory Soul Revue behind her.

Check out shots -- courtesy of SPIN.com shutterbug Jen Maler -- from Spector's set, during which the nearly 65-year-old "original bad girl of rock'n'roll" reminded a semi-sparse crowd of pop's bubbling charm with gems like "Baby, I Love You" and the Joey Ramone-produced, Johnny Thunders-written "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory." And the very essence of the Wall of Sound, the reverberating and choogling "Be My Baby," had this journalist toasting to summer with a popsicle extended in the air.

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Ronnie Spector / Photo by Jen Maler


Ronnie Spector / Photo by Jen Maler


Ronnie Spector / Photo by Jen Maler


Ronnie Spector and Roscoe Robinson / Photo by Jen Maler


Roscoe Robinson with Lee Wiley / Photo by Jen Maler

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