Nedra Talley

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Talley (left) with The Ronettes

Nedra Talley, now known as Nedra Talley Ross (born January 27, 1946,[1] New York), is an American singer best known as a former member of the girl group The Ronettes, in which she performed with her cousins Ronnie Spector and Estelle Bennett.[2] She is of African-American, Native American and Puerto Rican descent.[3] In 2007, the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[4]

In 1966, Talley and Estelle Bennett left the Ronettes, reportedly due in part to interference from Ronnie Spector's then husband and group producer Phil Spector.[4] She is married to Scott Ross, a former DJ,[4] turned interviewer for The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network, and they have four children.

She also recorded a solo album, Full Circle in 1978.[5]


  1. ^ "The Ronettes Biography".  Note: Talley's birth year is open to speculation. This entry claims 1946. Several other sources cite 1944.[citation needed]
  2. ^ "Estelle Bennett: Ronettes singer, 67". Philadelphia Inquirer. 14 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ Sisario, Ben (16 February 2009). "A Life of Troubles Followed a Singer’s Burst of Fame". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  4. ^ a b c "Forever and a song". The Hartford Courant. 11 March 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Nedra Ross Biography". Retrieved 2009-09-18.