Phil Spector

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Spector, Phil

(1940–  ) record producer, songwriter; born in New York City. While a teenager he recorded his first hit song and studied under producers/songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. In 1961 he cofounded Philles Records, became sole owner in 1962, and produced 20 hits in three years working with such artists as the Crystals, Ben E. King, and the Righteous Brothers. As a producer he broke ground by collaborating creatively with musicians and by using multitrack recording and electronic effects to create the famous "wall of sound."
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His face obscured behind dark glasses, his bald head clad in a variety of increasingly bizarre wigs, from a blond little Dutch Boy variant to a skunk-striped perm that would not look out of place on one of the more flamboyant members of your grandma's B'nai Brith Sisterhood chapter, Phil Spector, as played by Al Pacino, appears to be every inch the "freak" his lawyers openly worry the jury will see him as: reclusive, deranged, and frightening, a proverbial Beast shut away from the world in his forbidding castle.
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The HBO film Phil Spector which debuts in March, focuses on the client-lawyer relationship between Spector and Linda Kenney Baden, who represented him in his first trial after he was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
I had electricity, I had somewhere to stay, I had my 8–track and guitar and I had the Phil Spector Christmas album.
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Summary: Jail has forced balding music producer Phil Spector to go without the outlandish wigs that have become his trademark.
MUSIC producer Phil Spector was jailed for life with a minimum of 19 years yesterday for murdering actress Lana Clarkson.
LEGENDARY music producer Phil Spector has been jailed for life with a minimum of 19 years for murdering actress Lana Clarkson.
MUSIC producer Phil Spector was facing a lengthy jail term today after being convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson.
MUSIC producer Phil Spector was convicted last night of murdering actress Lana Clarkson.
Megastar record producer Phil Spector has been on trial for murder since October, but you'd hardly know it by reading the Los Angeles Times, some of its readers are complaining.