Ronnie Spector, Strong Harlem Woman

Ronettes in their Harlem NY apartment 1966_L to R Estelle Bennett_Nedra Talley_ Ronnie Bennett Spector at piano_Credit Photographer Kevin .JPGImprisoned by her husband, “little Ronnie Bennett from Spanish Harlem” has now turned her tale of survival into a stage show.

Where else to meet Ronnie Spector, the Sixties girl-group icon, but in the ladies loos? The woman who once boasted the Rolling Stones as her opening act is primping her hair in the mirror, an enormous and fragrant mane bigger than her torso. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jimmy Castor, Dies at 71 (video)

Jimmy Castor, a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose mastery of genres from doo-wop to Latin soul to funk, and instruments including saxophone and bongos earned him the title Everything Man, died on Monday in Henderson, Nev. He was 71. Continue Reading →

Sugar Hill In Harlem

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Sugar Hill is a historic district in the northern part of the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Continue Reading →