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Ronnie Spector played two holiday shows at City Winery (night 1 pics / setlist)

As one of the key voices behind the classic A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, onetime Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector is always a presence in NYC during the holidays. She played a star-studded benefit at Carnegie Hall alongside Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and her Phil Spector Christmas collaborator Darlene Love, as well as two of her annual City Winery holiday shows where she plays yuletide and Ronettes favorites. Pictures from the first of those City Winery shows are in the gallery above and setlist is below.

Ronnie has a few 2017 dates lined up, including New Hope, PA and Long Island shows in February. Dates are listed below.

SETLIST: Ronnie Spector @ City Winery 12/20/2016
Christmas (Comes But Once a Year) (Amos Milburn cover) (sung by keyboard player)
Frosty the Snowman (Gene Autry cover)
Because (The Dave Clark Five cover)
Do I Love You (The Ronettes song)
It’s Christmas Once Again (Frankie Lymon cover)
Baby, I Love You (The Ronettes song)
So Young (The Ronettes song)
Sleigh Ride (Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra cover)
I’ll Follow the Sun (The Beatles cover)
What’d I Say (Ray Charles cover)
Walking in the Rain (The Ronettes song)
Best Christmas Ever
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? (Bee Gees cover)
Play Video (The Best Part of) Breakin’ Up (The Ronettes song)
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Johnny Thunders cover)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse cover)
Be My Baby (The Ronettes song)

Encore:
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd cover)
Yesterday Once More (Carpenters cover)
I Can Hear Music (The Ronettes song)

Ronnie Spector – 2017 Tour Dates
Feb 17 – New Hope, PA – New Hope Winery
Feb 18 – Riverhead, NY – Suffolk Theater
Mar 11 – Boca Raton, FL – Carole & Barry Kaye PAC

photos by Greg Cristman

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