There is no question that Ronnie Spector was a huge influence on Amy Winehouse. From her hair to her sound, Ronnie's influence could be found in many of the songs Amy would sing. In the last few years, Ronnie has paid homage right back to Amy, making her cover of Back to Black a staple in her live shows.
Upon hearing of Amy's passing, Ronnie decided to do something very special to pay tribute to her. Two years ago, Ronnie actually went into the studio to record Back to Black properly and now, she's releasing it as a single in memory of her admirer and friend, with proceeds going to Daytop Village substance abuse treatment centers. In addition, she wrote a beautiful piece about Amy for RollingStone.com, which you can read after the jump.
But before that, have a listen to Ronnie's version on the song in the video (above). It's haunting and raw and sounds just the way Amy would've wanted it to, if you ask us.
We hope she (and you) like it!