Baby, we love you: Ronnie Spector live
Venue: Barbican, London
The voice and the songs make for an incredible experience.
IT TAKES JUST a few bars of Baby, I Love You to realise that there ain’t no one who sings “whoah-oh” quite like Ronnie Spector does. Even at the age of 72, her voice – a combination of the sweet teenage innocence that initially seduced producer Phil Spector and then the world, and a life fully lived – is a thing of genuine wonder. It’s hardly surprising, then, that tears of joy are being wept among the rapt audience at the Barbican.