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Phil Spector

Phillip Harvey "Phil" Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector on December 26, 1940) is a former American record producer and songwriter. The originator of the "Wall of Sound" production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl-group sound and produced over 25 Top 40 hits in 1960–1965. Some of his famous girl groups are The Ronettes and The Crystals. After this initial success, Spector later worked with artists including Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Ramones with similar acclaim. He produced The Beatles' Academy Award winning album Let It Be, and the Grammy Award–winning Concert for Bangladesh by former Beatle George Harrison. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. The 1965 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced and co-written by Spector for The Righteous Brothers, is listed by BMI as the song with the most U.S. airplay in the 20th century. In 2009 Spector was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California home. He is serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life. Spector was born on December 26, 1940, to a lower-middle-class

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Phil Spector Mug Shot -- Something's Fishy

Phil Spector Mug Shot -- Something's Fishy

Phil Spector's mug shot -- taken today after he was convicted of 2nd degree murder in the death Lana Clarkson. See Also Phil Spector -- Murderer  READ MORE >

Phil Spector -- Murderer

Phil Spector -- Murderer

A jury today found Phil Spector guilty of 2nd degree murder in the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.The jury found that he personally used the gun that killed her. A judge denied bail… READ MORE >

- 2605 days ago
Miley's Granny: Killer 'Do

Miley's Granny: Killer 'Do

Here's Miley Cyrus' adorable grandmother Loretta Finley (left) -- and Lana Clarkson's alleged killer Phil Spector back in 2005 (right), just prior to his first murder trial.We're just sayin'. See… READ MORE >

- 2615 days ago
Lisa Bloom -- Spector Witness' Pants on Fire!

Lisa Bloom -- Spector Witness' Pants on Fire!

TV legal maven Lisa Bloom has just been called as a surprise witness in the Phil Spector murder trial, and she's taking on a key defense witness.Bloom -- daughter of Gloria Allred, who anchored a… READ MORE >

- 2640 days ago
Phil Spector: Another Killer 'Do

Phil Spector: Another Killer 'Do

Even though Phil Spector's murder retrial is just beginning, there's one thing that's already fried -- his weave!The 68-year-old debuted his new auburn Clay Aiken gelled frizztastrophe in court on… READ MORE >

- 2736 days ago
Spector's Singers -- Bunch of Stiffs

Spector's Singers -- Bunch of Stiffs

Some of the singers whom Phil Spector made famous are saying they've lost that paid feeling -- because they're not getting their fill of Phil's jack.Members of The Ronettes, The Crystals, and even… READ MORE >

- 2884 days ago
Hotel Says Spector Stiffed Them

Hotel Says Spector Stiffed Them

An L.A. hotel is suing Phil Spector, his wife Rachelle and his agent, claiming they walked out on their more than $100k hotel bill during his murder trial.In the suit, filed today in L.A. County… READ MORE >

- 2904 days ago
Wild Boys ... Never Lose It

Wild Boys ... Never Lose It

Metrosexuals Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran and 67-year-old music producer Phil Spector. A view to a kill!The 45-year-old keyboardist glammed it up at a London event on Wednesday, looking like… READ MORE >

- 3148 days ago
Spector Mistrial!

Spector Mistrial!

The judge in the Phil Spector murder trial has declared a mistrial, as jurors announced they were hopelessly deadlocked.In the courtroom today, the jury foreperson told the judge that they were… READ MORE >

- 3170 days ago
Spector Murder Trial Goes to the Jury

Spector Murder Trial Goes to the Jury

Five months after it began, the murder trial of crazy-haired music legend Phil Spector ended Friday. Spector was tried for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. The prosecution alleged that he… READ MORE >

- 3188 days ago

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