The ultimate Rock & Roll survivor, Ronnie Spector brings her annual Xmas Party to New York City, celebrating not just the holidays, but also (as lead singer of The Ronettes) her nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Her recordings of "Frosty the Snowman," "Sleigh Ride," and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" are the definitive rock & roll versions of these holiday favorites. In 1992, her rendition of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" was a highlight of the Top Ten platinum album A Very Special Christmas 2.
As the lead singer of the Ronettes, Ronnie cut a string of unforgettable pop classics: "Be My Baby," "Baby I Love," "Do I Love You," and the Grammy Award-winning "Walking In The Rain." In the Sixties, she toured with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton). Ronnie sang on one of the last recording sessions by her friend Jimi Hendrix, and was backed by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on her version of Billy Joel's "Say Goodbye to Hollywood." Her 2006 CD, Last of the Rock Stars - which she considers the best and most fully realized album of her career. The supporting cast includes special guests Patti Smith, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Rolling Stone Keith Richards, and members of The Raconteurs.
Doors open at 6:00 PM.