Ronnie Spector & Dion DiMucci
Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA
August 8, 1991

Source : Nakamichi CM-100 mics with CP-1 cardioid capsules > Sony WM-D6 (TDK-MA Metal) (recorded by "Tape Man Joe" vol. 87)

Transfer : Tascam 202 mk VII cassette deck > TDK-DA3826 standalone cd burner (16/44) (transfer & tracking by george14k)

Editing : Soundforge (volume adjustment) > Wave > TLH (sbe aligned) Flac 8

Traders Den - February 15, 2020

posted by kingrue upload #2356
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Here's a brand new master audience recording, flac'd and shared for the first time.

Ronnie Spector is called the original "bad girl of rock and roll" and fronted the girl group the Ronettes with her older sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley. Together, they had a string of hits during the early to mid´┐Ż1960s, such as "Be My Baby", "Baby, I Love You", and "The Best Part of Breakin' Up". Subsequently, Spector launched a solo career and has since released five studio albums.

In 1986, Spector experienced a career resurgence when she was featured on Eddie Money's Grammy nominated pop rock song "Take Me Home Tonight" which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. She has sung and collaborated with multiple other acts. In 2007, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Ronettes.

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Dion DiMucci's career goes all the way back to 1957 with The Timberlakes and within a year Dion had recruited 3 friends from the Bronx to
create The Belmonts. While touring with the The Belmonts on February 3, 1959, after a concert stop in Clear Lake, Iowa, several other musicians decided to charter a flight to the next venue rather than travel on the tour bus. Dion was invited to accompany the group but decided that he did not want to spend $36 for the flight, as it was the same monthly rent his parents paid for his childhood apartment and he couldn't justify the indulgence. The plane crashed, killing all on board: Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.P. Richardson, and the pilot Roger Peterson.

Dion and the Belmonts' next single, "A Teenager in Love", was released in March 1959, eventually hitting No. 5 on the U.S. pop charts and No. 28 in the UK. The group's biggest hit, "Where or When", was released in November of that year, and reached No. 3 on the U.S. charts. However, in early 1960, Dion checked into hospital for heroin addiction, a problem he had had since his mid-teens. Further single releases for the group that year were less successful. There were musical, personal and financial differences between Dion and members of the Belmonts, and in October 1960, Dion decided to quit for a solo career. By the time of their breakup, all eight releases had charted on the Hot 100.

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Thanks goes to Tape Man Joe for recording and george14k for doing the transfer work.

There are no band introductions, so i'm unaware of who's playing onstage.

I know Dion uses a different band line up for each solo tour..

Checlk samples for quality.

Ronnie Spector = 32:12
101 WOGL 98.1 DJ Bobby Sharp intro
102 Baby I Love You
103 Love On The Rooftop
104 Do I Love You
105 Walking In The Rain
106 Say Good Bye To Hollywood
107 (The Best Part of) Breaking Up
108 Be My Baby
109 It's A Heartache
110 I Can Hear Music

Dion DiMucci = 71:21
201 Sea Cruise
202 King of The New York Streets
203 Donna The Prima Donna
204 Ruby Ruby -- dropout @ 4:06 --
205 banter
206 Abraham, Martin & John
207 Teenager In Love
208 banter
209 Drip Drop
210 I Wonder Why
211 That's My Desire
212 banter
213 Oh Boy
214 I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll
215 The Wanderer
216 Run Around Sue
217 intro
218 Where or When
219 And The Night Stood Still