Nedra Talley, now known as Nedra Talley Ross (born January 27, 1946), 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. She is of African-American, Native American and Puerto Rican descent. In 2007, the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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. Tally has stated that at the time of meeting Scott Ross she became a born again Christian. Feeling that, at that time, there was little place for Christian inspired music, played a part in that decision.
She is married to Scott Ross, a former DJ, turned interviewer for The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network, and they have four children. Today she is a businesswoman working in Real Estate. She lives with her husband in Virginia Beach.
- "The Ronettes Biography". Note: Talley's birth year is open to speculation. This entry claims 1946. Several other sources cite 1944.
- "Estelle Bennett: Ronettes singer, 67". Philadelphia Inquirer. February 14, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.[dead link]
- Sisario, Ben (February 16, 2009). "A Life of Troubles Followed a Singer’s Burst of Fame". New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
- "Forever and a song". The Hartford Courant. March 11, 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
- "Nedra Ross Biography". Retrieved September 18, 2009.
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