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Ronnie Spector: The bad girl tells her story

Outside of her window, the mean streets of Spanish Harlem promised danger.

Safely tucked away inside her grandmother’s house, a young Veronica Yvette “Ronnie” Bennett, the future Ronnie Spector, had a birds-eye view of the tough-looking girls that loitered on the sidewalks smoking cigarettes.