"They could sing all their way right through a wall of sound. They didn't need anything. They touched my heart right there and then and they touch it still."–Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones introducing the Ronettes at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2007
Estelle Bennett, one of the backup singers of the 1960s "girl group" The Ronettes, died at 67 at her home in Englewood, NJ. The group's hits, including "Be My Baby," performed above on "Shindig!" in 1965, as well as "Baby I Love You" and "Walkin' In The Rain," incorporated producer Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" technique. The Ronettes also included Estelle's younger sister Ronnie Spector, the lead singer, and cousin Nedra Talley.