Nedra Talley

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Talley (left) with The Ronettes

Nedra Talley, now known as Nedra Talley Ross (born January 27, 1946[1]), 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] 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.[5]

She also recorded Full Circle, a solo album, in 1978.[6][7]

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. Today she is a businesswoman working in Real Estate. She lives with her husband in Virginia Beach.[8]

References[edit]

  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. February 14, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Sisario, Ben (February 16, 2009). "A Life of Troubles Followed a Singer’s Burst of Fame". New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Forever and a song". The Hartford Courant. March 11, 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/BibleStudyAndTheology/perspectives/vonBuseck_Nedra_Talley_Ross.aspx. 
  6. ^ "Nedra Ross Biography". Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=palAfVCU7mg#t=33. 
  8. ^ http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/dp-ronettestory-m11-story.html#page=1.