Estelle Bennett

American singer (1941–2009)

Estelle Bennett (July 22, 1941 – February 11, 2009)[1] was an American singer who was in the group the Ronettes with her sister Ronnie Bennett and their cousin, Nedra Talley.

Estelle Bennett
Bennett in 1966
Background information
Born(1941-07-22)July 22, 1941
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 11, 2009(2009-02-11) (aged 67)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresR&B, Pop, Rock
Years active1959–68
LabelsLaurie Records

Over many years after the group ended, Bennett had anorexia and schizophrenia, and was homeless many times.[1][2] When the Ronettes were added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, Bennett was too frail to perform, and only said a few words "I would just like to say, thank you very much for giving us this award. I'm Estelle of the Ronettes, thank you".[1][2]

Bennett died on February 11, 2009 at the age of 67 from colon cancer.[1][2]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sisario, Ben (February 13, 2009). "Estelle Bennett, a singer for the Ronettes, is dead at 67". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sisario, Ben (17 February 2009). "A Life of Troubles Followed a Singer's Burst of Fame". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 March 2011.