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Ronnie Spector added to Spider House New Year’s Eve show

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Spider House Ballroom has added 1960s rock pioneer Ronnie Spector to the lineup of “Oztin: A Technicolor New Year,” its Dec. 31 extravaganza featuring art installations and live music.

Spector, one of the defining stars of rock ‘n’ roll’s early days as the lead singer of girl-group hitmakers the Ronettes, is now 71 but has remained a revered and influential presence, working with the likes of Joey Ramone, Keith Richards and Patti Smith on late-career revival records.

Her autobiography “Be My Baby” detailed her tumultuous relationship with producer Phil Spector, to whom she was married for several years shortly after the Ronettes’ mid-1960s heyday. In 2007, the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The “Oztin” show also includes music from Shannon & the Clams, Christian Bland & the Revelators, the Cosmonauts and the Pesos. Tickets run $45-$65; details are at spiderhouseaustin.com.