Ronnie Spector, Roundhouse, review: still young - and mighty - at 75

Ronnie Spector at the Roundhouse
Ronnie Spector at the Roundhouse Credit: John Williams

“We just thought we were employees,” said Ronnie Spector, explaining what it was like to be the “bad girl of pop” in an industry full of men during the Sixties. “We didn’t think we could be artists.”

It was a split-second of sentiment woven into a fun little scene between her and her two “Ronette” backing dancers that encapsulated Spector’s Roundhouse show. At 75, she is undeniably an artist – and one so confident in her talent she can invite her underestimated teenage superstar self on stage and still steal the limelight.

Her compact, 75-minute performance was slicked in a slightly naff and thoroughly enjoyable retro veneer. The hits she made with her band, The Ronettes, and her abusive first...

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