Friday, December 04, 2015
Last night Darren, Stuart and I went to see Ronnie Spector at the Barbican Hall in London's Brutalist Barbican Centre.
Five years ago we three saw her at the Jazz Cafe when she was promoting a Christmas EP and last year we saw her at the Queen Elizabeth Hall performing her Beyond The Beehive show. She was better last night than on both those two previous occasions.
The 72 year old was full of energy - tottering about on stillies and in her tight black and blue dress sporting a wig as big as a haystack and boobs 'til Tuesday.
Her voice was like an angel and along with her eight piece band and wonderful backing singers cum dancers performed hits such as Be My Baby (a song she had not been allowed to sing for years), Baby I Love You, Paradise, Walking In The Rain, Time is On My Side, Amy Winehouse's Back To Black and rousing encores of Frosty the Snowman and I Can Hear Music.
A great night being entertained by a great gal.
The full set list was:-
Baby, I Love You
Keep on Dancing
What'd I Say (Ray Charles cover)
I'm So Young (The Students cover)
Time Is on My Side (Kai Winding & His Orchestra cover)
Is This What I Get For Loving You?
Do I Love You
Chapel of Love (The Dixie Cups cover)
Walking in the Rain
(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up
I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine
You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Johnny Thunders cover)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse cover)
Be My Baby
Frosty the Snowman (Gene Autry cover)
I Can Hear Music