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Encyclopedia > Phil Spector
Phil Spector

Spector in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Harvey Phillip Spector
Born December 26, 1939 (1939-12-26) (age 68)
Origin The Bronx, New York City, USA
Genre(s) Pop, Girl group, Rock, Punk
Occupation(s) record producer, songwriter, session musician
Instrument(s) Guitar, Piano
Years active 1958 – present
Label(s) Philles Records
Associated acts The Ronettes
The Crystals
Darlene Love
The Righteous Brothers
John Lennon
The Teddy Bears
Ike and Tina Turner
George Harrison
Ramones
The Beatles (Let It Be)
Leonard Cohen
Ben E. King
Gene Pitney
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
The Wrecking Crew
Starsailor
Website philspector.com

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The originator of the "Wall of Sound" production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s' girl group sound and clocked in over twenty-five Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965. In later years he worked with such artists as Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, and Ramones with similar success, including production work on the Grammy-award winning Concert For Bangladesh. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. This article refers to the music production effect, the Wall of Sound. For other meanings of the term, please see Wall of Sound (disambiguation) Wall of Sound is the effect created by the music production techniques of record producer Phil Spector. ... The Supremes A Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States. ... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is an African American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress probably best known for her scorching performances with the Ike and Tina Turner... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the band. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Concert For Bangla Desh is a live triple album and double DVD by George Harrison and celebrity friends performed in aid of the homeless Bengali refugees of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...


The 1965 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", co-written by Phil Spector, is listed by BMI as the song with the most U.S. air play in the 20th century.[1] The original version was performed by The Righteous Brothers and produced by Spector. Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin is a 1965 number-one hit single by The Righteous Brothers. ... Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers intellectual property in the communications business, especially radio. ... The Righteous Brothers The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ...


In later years, Spector increasingly became known for his eccentricity, reclusive temperament and obsessive behavior that culminated with a mistrial in a second-degree murder case. Mistrial. ... Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ...

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Early life

Spector was born on December 26, 1939 to a lower middle class Jewish family in the Bronx in New York City.[2][3] His grandfather immigrated from Russia and changed his last name from 'Spektor' to 'Spector' at Ellis Island.[4] Spector's parents were first cousins.[5][6] As a child, Spector faced constant schoolyard bullying.[5] A monument to the working and supporting classes along Market Street in the heart of San Franciscos Financial District, home to tens-of-thousands of professional and managerial middle class workers each day. ... History See main article: History of the Jews in the United States Though Jews arrived in the United States are early as the 17th century, Jewish immigration grew in the 19th century. ... For other uses, see Bronx (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A very common image in many schools around the world. ...


Following his father's death by suicide in 1949, Spector and his mother and sister moved to Los Angeles, California in 1953, where he became involved with music, learning the guitar. At 16, he performed Lonnie Donegan's "Rock Island Line", at a talent show at Fairfax High School.[7] While there at Fairfax, he joined a loosely knit community of young aspirants, including Lou Adler, Bruce Johnston, Steve Douglas, and Sandy Nelson, the last of whom played drums on Spector's first record release, "To Know Him Is To Love Him."[8] Spector used the message on his late father's gravestone as the song's title.[5] For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. ... Rock Island Line is an American blues/folk song, written and originally performed by Lead Belly in the 1930s. ... Fairfax High School is a Los Angeles Unified School District high school located in Los Angeles, California, USA, near the border of West Hollywood in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. ... Lou Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, manager, and director. ... Bruce Arthur Johnston (born Benjamin Baldwin and then adopted, on June 27, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois) is a member of The Beach Boys and a Grammy Award-winning songwriter for composing I Write the Songs. ... Steve Douglas (24 September, 1938 - 19 April, 1993) was an American saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist. ... Sandy Nelsons song Teen Beat rose to #4 on the charts in 1959. ... To Know Him Is To Love Him is a song by Phil Spector, recorded by his first band, the Teddy Bears. ... Headstones in the Japanese Cemetry in Broome, Western Australia A cemetery in rural Spain A typical late 20th century headstone in the United States A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker, normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a burial. ...


The Teddy Bears

The Teddy Bears

With three friends from high school, Marshall Lieb, Harvey Goldstein, and singer Annette Kleinbard, Spector formed a group, The Teddy Bears. During this period, Spector also began visiting local recording studios, and he eventually managed to win the confidence of record producer Stan Ross, co-owner of Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, who began to tutor the young man in record production and who exerted a major influence on Spector's production style. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Following his graduation from Fairfax high school in Los Angeles, Phil Spector became obsessed with a song, To Know Him Is To Love Him, he had written for his group, The Teddy Bears. ... Gold Star Studios was a major independent recording studio located in Los Angeles, California. ... ...


By the spring of 1958, Spector and his bandmates had raised enough money to buy two hours of recording time at Gold Star. With Spector producing, the Teddy Bears recorded the Spector-penned "Don't You Worry My Little Pet," which helped them secure a deal with Era Records. At their next session, they recorded another song Spector had written — this one inspired by the epitaph on Spector's father's tombstone. Released on Era's subsidiary label, Dore Records, "To Know Him Is to Love Him" went to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, selling over a million copies by year's end. For other uses, see Epitaph (disambiguation). ... Era Records was a record label located in Hollywood, California. ... To Know Him Is To Love Him is a song by Phil Spector, recorded by his first band, the Teddy Bears. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Following the success of their debut, the group signed with Imperial Records, but their next single, "I Don't Need You Anymore," only reached #91. While several more recordings were released, including an album The Teddy Bears Sing!, the group never again charted in the Hot 100. The Teddy Bears went their separate ways in 1959. This article is about the Imperial Records label currently owned by EMI. For the previous record labels called Imperial Records, see Imperial Records (1900) and Imperial Records (1920). ...


Record producer

After the split, Spector's career quickly moved from performing and songwriting to production. While recording the Teddy Bears' album, Spector had met Lester Sill, a former promotion man who was a mentor to Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. His next project, the Spectors Three, was undertaken under the aegis of Sill and his partner, Lee Hazlewood. In 1960, Sill arranged for Spector to work as an apprentice to Leiber and Stoller in New York. Lester Sill was an American record label executive, best remembered as Phil Spectors partner in Philles Records (the name came from the first parts of their names, Phil and Les), and also as the head of both Colpix Records and the later Colgems Records. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Lee Hazlewood (9 July 1929 â€“ 4 August 2007) was an American country and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer, most widely known for his work with Duane Eddy during the late fifties and Nancy Sinatra in the sixties. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Spector quickly learned how to use a studio. He co-wrote the Ben E. King Top 10 hit "Spanish Harlem", with Jerry Leiber and also worked as a session musician, most notably playing the guitar solo on the The Drifters' song, "On Broadway". His own productions during this time, while less conspicuous, included releases by LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, and Billy Storm, as well as The Top Notes' original version of "Twist and Shout". Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina) then moved to Harlem, NY at the age of nine. ... Spanish Harlem is a song released by Ben E. King in 1961 on Atco Records. ... The Drifters are a long-lived American doo wop/R&B vocal group, originally formed by Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) in 1953. ... On Broadway is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. ... LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American Rhythm & Blues singer, originally billed as Little Miss Sharecropper, then Bea Baker. She had taken the first name LaVern by 1952, when she began recording with Todd Rhodes and his band. ... Ruth Brown (January 12, 1928–November 17, 2006) was an American R&B singer. ... Please Please Me track listing Side one I Saw Her Standing There Misery Anna (Go to Him) Chains Boys Ask Me Why Please Please Me Side two Love Me Do P.S. I Love You Baby Its You Do You Want to Know a Secret? A Taste of Honey...


Leiber and Stoller recommended Spector to produce Ray Peterson's "Corrina, Corrina," which reached #9 in January of 1961. Later, he produced another major hit for Curtis Lee, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes," which made it to #7. Ray A. Peterson (April 23, 1935 - January 25, 2005) was an American pop music singer. ... Corrina, Corrina is a traditional folk/blues song, most famously recorded by Bob Dylan on his 1963 album, The Freewheelin Bob Dylan. ... Curtis Lee (born 28 October 1936 in Yuma, Arizona, USA) an American singer of the early 1960s, was the beneficiary of two great 1961 productions by Phil Spector. ...


Returning to Hollywood, Spector agreed to produce one of Lester Sill's acts. After both Liberty Records and Capitol Records turned down the master of "Be My Boy" by The Paris Sisters, Sill formed a new label, Gregmark Records, with Lee Hazlewood and released it. It only managed to reach #56, but the follow-up, "I Love How You Love Me", was a smash, reaching #5. Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... The Paris Sisters (Priscilla, Sherell & Albeth) were an American girl group from San Francisco. ... Lester Sill started Gregmark Records in 1961, a year before he started Philles Records with Phil Spector. ... Lee Hazlewood (9 July 1929 â€“ 4 August 2007) was an American country and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer, most widely known for his work with Duane Eddy during the late fifties and Nancy Sinatra in the sixties. ...


Philles Records

In the fall of 1961, Spector formed a new record company with Lester Sill, who by this time had ended his business partnership with Hazlewood. Philles Records combined the names of its two founders. Through Hill and Range Publishers, Spector found three groups he wanted to produce: The Ducanes, The Creations, and The Crystals. The first two signed with other companies, but Spector managed to secure The Crystals for his new label. Their first single, "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" was a success, hitting #20. Their next release, "Uptown", did even better, making it to #13. Philles Records was formed in 1961 by Phil Spector and Lester Sill. ... The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. ... Theres No Other (Like My Baby) is a song written by Phil Spector and Leroy Bates. ...


Spector continued to work freelance with other artists. In 1962, he produced "Second Hand Love" by Connie Francis, which reached #7. In the early '60s, he briefly worked with Atlantic Records' R&B artists Ruth Brown and LaVerne Baker. Ahmet Ertegün of Atlantic paired Spector with Broadway star Jean DuShon for "Talk to Me", the b-side of which was "Tired of Trying", written by DuShon. Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. She is known to have one of the most distinct voices in the... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Ruth Brown (January 12, 1928–November 17, 2006) was an American R&B singer. ... LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American Rhythm & Blues singer, originally billed as Little Miss Sharecropper, then Bea Baker. She had taken the first name LaVern by 1952, when she began recording with Todd Rhodes and his band. ... Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) was the Turkish-American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Records, described as one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry [1] . He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ...


Spector briefly took a job as head of A&R for Liberty Records. It was while working at Liberty that he heard a song written by Gene Pitney, for whom he had produced a #41 hit, "Every Breath I Take", a year earlier. "He's a Rebel" was due to be released on Liberty by Vicki Carr, but Spector rushed into Gold Star Studios and recorded a cover version using Darlene Love on lead vocals. The record was released on Philles, attributed to The Crystals, and quickly rose to the top of the charts. In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ... Gene Francis Alan Pitney (February 17, 1940 – April 5, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. ... Hes a Rebel is a pop song credited to the The Crystals which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in November 1962. ... Vikki Carr (19 July 1941) Born in El Paso, Texas. ... Darlene Love (born Darlene Wright, 26 July 1941, Los Angeles, California) is an American popular music singer. ...


By the time "He's a Rebel" went to #1, Lester Sill was out of the company, and Spector had Philles all to himself. He created a new act, Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, featuring Darlene Love and Bobby Sheen, a singer he had worked with at Liberty. The group had hits with "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (#8), "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts?" (#38), and "Not Too Young To Get Married" (#63). Spector also released solo material by Darlene Love in 1963. In the same year, he released "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes, which went to #2. Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans was an early 1960s girl group that included Darlene Love, Fanita James and Bobby Sheen. ... Darlene Love (born Darlene Wright, 26 July 1941, Los Angeles, California) is an American popular music singer. ... Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah is a song from the Disney live action movie Song of the South, released in 1946. ... This article is about the 1963 song. ... The Ronettes first album The Ronettes were a girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. ...


Although predominantly a singles-based label, Philles did release a few albums, one of which was the perennial seller A Christmas Gift for You in 1963. A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is an album of Christmas songs; a collaboration between many pop/R&B artists that had records produced by Phil Spector. ...


The Wall of Sound

Main article: Wall of Sound

Spector's trademark during that era was the so-called Wall of Sound, a production technique yielding a dense, layered effect that reproduced well on AM radio and jukeboxes. To attain this signature sound, Spector gathered large groups of musicians (playing some instruments not generally used for ensemble playing, such as electric and acoustic guitars) playing orchestrated parts — often doubling and tripling many instruments playing in unison — for a fuller sound. Spector himself called his technique "a Wagnerian approach to rock & roll: little symphonies for the kids". This article refers to the music production effect, the Wall of Sound. For other meanings of the term, please see Wall of Sound (disambiguation) Wall of Sound is the effect created by the music production techniques of record producer Phil Spector. ... This article refers to the music production effect, the Wall of Sound. For other meanings of the term, please see Wall of Sound (disambiguation) Wall of Sound is the effect created by the music production techniques of record producer Phil Spector. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A Zodiac jukebox A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... An acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the Classical guitar, but generally strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... For other uses, see Unison (disambiguation). ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas. ...

A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector - a trademark album employing the wall of sound.
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector - a trademark album employing the wall of sound.

While Spector directed the overall sound of his recordings, he took a relatively hands-off approach to working with the musicians themselves (usually a core group that became known as The Wrecking Crew, including session players such as Hal Blaine, Steve Douglas, Carol Kaye, Glen Campbell, and Leon Russell), delegating arrangement duties to Jack Nitzsche and having Sonny Bono oversee the performances, viewing these two as his "lieutenants". Image File history File links Xmas_phil_spector. ... Image File history File links Xmas_phil_spector. ... A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is an album of Christmas songs, produced by Phil Spector, and originally released as Philles 4005 in 1963. ... The Wrecking Crew was a nickname given to a group of session musicians in Los Angeles, California, who earned wide acclaim in the 1960s. ... Hal Blaine (b. ... Steve Douglas is an artist who has worked as a comic book illustator and editor. ... Carol Kaye (b. ... For the town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, see Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania. ... Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Bernard Alfred (Jack) Nitzsche (Chicago, April 22, 1937 – Hollywood, August 25, 2000) was an integral presence in the history of popular music in the 20th century. ... Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ...


Spector frequently used songs from songwriters employed at the Brill Building (Trio Music) and at 1650 Broadway (Aldon Music), such as the teams of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Spector often worked with the songwriters, receiving co-credit for compositions. Artists rendition of the Brill Buildings main entrance on Broadway The Brill Building (built 1930) is an office building located at 1619 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeff Barry (born Joel Adelberg, 1938, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ellie Greenwich (born 1940, Brooklyn, N.Y.) comprised one of the most prolific and successful Brill Building song writing and production teams in the early 1960s. ... Barry Mann (born Barry Iberman on February 9, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American songwriter, and part of one of the most prolific songwriting partnerships in the world of rock music. ... Cynthia Weil (born October 18, 1937 in New York City) is a prominent American songwriter. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


Spector was already known as a temperamental and quirky personality with strong, often unconventional ideas about musical and recording techniques. Despite the trend towards multi-channel recording, Spector was vehemently opposed to stereo releases, claiming that it took control of the record's sound away from the producer in favor of the listener. Spector also greatly preferred singles to albums, describing LPs as, "two hits and ten pieces of junk". Label for 2. ... An LP Long playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33. ...


The first time Spector put the same amount of effort into an LP as he did into 45s was when he utilized the full Philles roster and the Wrecking Crew to make what he felt would become a hit for the 1963 Christmas season. A Christmas Gift for You arrived in stores the day of the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The somber mood of the country may have contributed to the album being a flop in its initial release. Despite its initially poor reception, selections from the album are now Yuletide mainstays on radio stations, and the album has since been a regular seller during the holiday season. A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ... A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is an album of Christmas songs; a collaboration between many pop/R&B artists that had records produced by Phil Spector. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ...


The mid-Sixties

In 1964, The Ronettes appeared at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Also on the bill were The Righteous Brothers. Spector, who was conducting the band for all the acts, was so impressed with Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield that he bought their contract from Moonglow Records and signed them to Philles. In early 1965, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", became the label's second #1 single. Three more major hits with the group followed: "Just Once in My Life" (#9), "Unchained Melody" (originally the B side of "Hung On You") (#4) and "Ebb Tide" (#5). Despite having hits, Spector lost interest in producing The Righteous Brothers, and sold their contract and all their master recordings to Verve Records. However, the sound of The Righteous Brothers' singles was so distinctive that the act chose to replicate it after leaving Spector, notching a second #1 hit in 1966 with the Bill Medley-produced, "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration". The Cow Palace (originally known as the California State Livestock Pavilion) is an indoor arena in Daly City, California, situated on the border of Daly City and neighboring San Francisco. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Righteous Brothers The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ... Bill Medley (born William Thomas Medley on September 19, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) was one half of The Righteous Brothers singing duo. ... Robert Lee Bobby Hatfield (August 10, 1940 – November 5, 2003), was one half of The Righteous Brothers singing duo. ... Moonglow Records was a small record label in the sixties. ... Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin is a 1965 number-one hit single by The Righteous Brothers. ... Just Once In My Life is a song written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Phil Spector. ... Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ... Ebb Tide is a popular song, written in 1953 by lyricist Carl Sigman and musicwriter Robert Maxwell. ... Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953). ...

Spector, in character, in the film Easy Rider

The Spector-produced recording of "Unchained Melody" had a second wave of popularity 25 years after its initial release, when it was featured prominently in the 1990 hit movie, Ghost. A re-release of the single re-charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and went to number one on the Adult Contemporary charts. This also put Spector (as a producer) back on the U.S. Top 40 charts for the first time since his last appearance in 1971 with John Lennon's "Imagine", although he did have U.K. top 40 hits between this time with bands like The Ramones. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1068x576, 57 KB) Summary Film: Easy Rider (1969) Director: Dennis Hopper Actor Portrayed: Phil Spector Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1068x576, 57 KB) Summary Film: Easy Rider (1969) Director: Dennis Hopper Actor Portrayed: Phil Spector Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wyatt, Mary (Toni Basil), Billy and Karen (Karen Black) wandering the streets of a parade filled New Orleans. ... Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ... For other uses, see Ghost (disambiguation). ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Imagine is a utopian-themed song performed by John Lennon, which appears on his 1971 album, Imagine. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ...


Spector's final signing to Philles was the husband-and-wife team of Ike and Tina Turner in 1966. Spector considered their recording of "River Deep - Mountain High", to be his best work, but it failed to go any higher than #88 in the United States. The single, which was essentially a solo Tina Turner record, was more successful in Britain, reaching #3. Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is an African American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress probably best known for her scorching performances with the Ike and Tina Turner... River Deep - Mountain High is a 1966 single by Ike & Tina Turner. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ...


Spector subsequently lost enthusiasm for his label and the recording industry. Already something of a recluse, he withdrew temporarily from the public eye, marrying Veronica "Ronnie" Bennett, lead singer of the Ronettes, in 1968. Spector emerged briefly for a cameo as a drug dealer in the film Easy Rider, in 1969. He also appeared as himself in an episode of I Dream of Jeannie in 1967. For the town, see Recluse, Wyoming. ... Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett, 10 August 1943, in New York City) was the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes, and is known as the original bad girl of rock and roll. From a very young age, she took to singing and her large, close family encouraged... Wyatt, Mary (Toni Basil), Billy and Karen (Karen Black) wandering the streets of a parade filled New Orleans. ... For the episode of The Twilight zone, see I Dream of Genie (The Twilight Zone). ...


Comeback

In 1969, Spector made a brief return to the music business by signing a production deal with A&M Records. A Ronettes single, "You Came, You Saw, You Conquered" flopped, but Spector returned to the Hot 100 with "Black Pearl", by Sonny Charles and the Checkmates, Ltd. The record reached #13. A&M redirects here. ...

John Lennon's Imagine is considered by some[attribution needed] as Spector's best production of the 1970s.
John Lennon's Imagine is considered by some[attribution needed] as Spector's best production of the 1970s.

In 1970, Allen Klein, manager of The Beatles, brought Spector to England. While producing John Lennon's hit solo single "Instant Karma!", which went to #3, Spector was invited by Lennon and George Harrison to take on the task of turning the Beatles abandoned "Get Back" recording sessions into a usable album. Spector went to work using many of his production techniques, making significant changes to the arrangements and sound of some songs. The resulting album, Let It Be, was a massive commercial success and topped the US and UK charts. The album also yielded the #1 single, "The Long and Winding Road". Although viewed as a major creative comeback for Spector, it may also have contributed to the contentious Beatles breakup, as Spector added what some considered inappropriate choir and orchestral arrangements to Lennon's "Across the Universe", and Harrison's "I Me Mine". His overdubbing of "The Long and Winding Road" infuriated its composer, Paul McCartney, especially since the work was allegedly completed without his knowledge and without any opportunity for him to assess the results. In 2003, McCartney spearheaded the release of Let It Be... Naked, which stripped the songs of Spector's input. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Imagine is John Lennons second solo album and is the most popular of his solo works. ... Allen Klein (born December 18, 1931) is an American businessman and record label executive. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the 1970 single. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Music sample Get Back ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Let It Be redirects here. ... Let It Be track listing The Long and Winding Road is a ballad written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) that originally appeared on The Beatles album Let It Be. ... This article is about the song by The Beatles. ... I Me Mine is a Beatles song, written and sung by George Harrison. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Let It Be… Naked, released on November 18, 2003, is a remastered and remixed version of the original session tapes from the 1970 Let It Be album by the Beatles. ...


However, both John Lennon and George Harrison were satisfied with the results, and Let It Be led to Spector co-producing albums with both ex-Beatles. For George Harrison's multi-platinum album All Things Must Pass (#1, 1970), Spector provided a cathedral-like sonic ambiance, complete with ornate orchestrations and gospel-like choirs. The LP yielded two major hits: "My Sweet Lord" (#1) and "What Is Life" (#10). That same year, Spector co-produced John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band (#6) album, which featured a very different, sparse and raw sound. For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Alternate cover Cover of 2001 remaster All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison recorded and released after the break-up of The Beatles. ... For other uses, see My Sweet Lord (disambiguation). ... What is Life is on the George Harrison solo album All Things Must Pass. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1971, Spector was named director of A&R for Apple Records. He only held the post for a year, but during that time he co-produced the single "Power to the People" with John Lennon (#11), as well as Lennon's chart-topping Imagine album, including the #3 title track. With George Harrison, Spector co-produced Harrison's "Bangla-Desh" (a #23 hit), wife Ronnie Spector's "Try Some, Buy Some" (which made it to #77), and the music for the #1 triple album The Concert For Bangla Desh. Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... Power to the People is a song recorded by John Lennon at Apple Records in England and released on 12 March 1971. ... Imagine is John Lennons second solo album and is the most popular of his solo works. ... The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia that forms the eastern part of the ancient region of Bengal. ... Try Some, Buy Some is a song written by George Harrison and released on his Living in the Material World in 1973. ... The Concert For Bangla Desh is a live triple album and double DVD by George Harrison and celebrity friends performed in aid of the homeless Bengali refugees of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. ...


Lennon retained Spector for the 1971 Christmas single "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," the poorly-reviewed 1972 album Some Time In New York City (#48), and the 1973 sessions for the album, Rock 'n' Roll (#6). Spector's relationship with Lennon ended during these sessions; some versions claim that the producer suffered a breakdown in the studio, brandishing a gun and disappearing with the Rock 'n' Roll tapes, although Spector biographer Dave Thompson places most of the blame on the out-of-control behavior of Lennon and his entourage. After several months, Lennon retrieved the tapes and finished the album himself. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... This Is Christmas redirects here. ... Yoko Ono chronology Some Time in New York City is John Lennons third post-Beatles album, and fifth with Yoko Ono, and was released in 1972. ... Rock n Roll is a 1975 album of late 1950s and early 1960s-era rock songs covered by John Lennon. ...


Later years

As the seventies progressed, Spector became increasingly reclusive. The most probable and significant reason for his withdrawal, recently revealed by biographer Dave Thompson, was that Spector was seriously injured when he was thrown through the windshield of his car in a crash in Hollywood. According to a contemporary report published in the New Musical Express, Spector was almost killed, and it was only because the attending police officer detected a faint pulse that Spector was not declared dead at the scene. He was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center on the night of March 31, 1974, suffering serious head injuries which necessitated several hours of surgery with over 300 stitches to his face, and more than 400 stitches to the back of his head. His head injuries, Thompson suggests, were the reason that Spector began his habit of wearing outlandish wigs in later years. The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a weekly magazine about popular music published in the UK. It is unlike many other popular music magazines due to its intended focus on guitar-based music and indie rock bands, instead of mainstream pop acts. ... UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...

Ramones' End of the Century LP. Sparked outrage in their fanbase for having a more radio-friendly approach
Ramones' End of the Century LP. Sparked outrage in their fanbase for having a more radio-friendly approach

The 1974 accident took place shortly after Spector had established the Warner-Spector label, which undertook new recordings with Dion, Cher, Harry Nilsson and others, as well as several reissues. A similar relationship with Britain's Polydor Records led to the formation of the Phil Spector International label in 1975. Image File history File links This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... Image File history File links This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... End of the Century is the fifth album by the Ramones. ... Dion DiMucci (born Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939), better known as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter, now widely recognized as one of the top singers of his era, blending the best elements of doo-wop, pop, and R&B styles. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ...


After a pair of failed dirge-like singles with Cher, Spector produced Dion’s "Born To Be With You." A set of slow and mid-tempo songs recorded against a darker Wall of Sound, drenched in sinister portent, the release was initially panned and released only in the UK, but has since grown in stature. Born to Be with You is an album by Dion, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ...


The majority of Spector's classic Philles recordings had been out of print in the U.S. since the original label's demise, although Spector had released several Philles Records compilations in Britain. Finally, he released an American compilation of his Philles recordings in 1977 which put most of the better known Spector hits back into circulation after many years.


Spector began to re-emerge in the late 1970s, producing and co-writing a controversial 1977 album by Leonard Cohen, entitled Death of a Ladies' Man. The album angered many devout Cohen fans who were used to his stark acoustic sound versus the orchestral and choral wall of sound the album contains. Despite initial negative critiques, the album is now considered one of Cohen's best.[9] The recording of the album was fraught with difficulty; Spector reportedly mixed the album in secret studio sessions and Cohen said Spector once threatened him with a crossbow. Cohen has remarked that the end result is "grotesque", but also "semi-virtuous". Cohen, however, still includes a re-worked version of the track "Memories" in live concerts. Bob Dylan also participating in the recording of "Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On," which is the second time Spector indirectly produced Dylan - the first being Dylan's live recordings on The Concert For Bangladesh. Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Death of a Ladies Man is the fifth and most controversial of Leonard Cohens albums. ... This article is about the recording artist. ...


Spector also produced the much-publicized Ramones album, End of the Century in 1980. Similar to his work with Leonard Cohen, End of the Century received negative backlash from Ramones fans who were angered over the radio-friendly sound the album adopted. However, End of the Century contains some of the most well known and successful Ramones singles such as Rock 'n' Roll High School, Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? and their cover of a previously released Spector song for the Ronettes, Baby, I Love You[10]. He also worked with Yoko Ono in 1981, and co-produced Season of Glass, her first work after her husband's death. This article is about the band. ... End of the Century is the fifth album by the Ramones. ... Rock n Roll High School is a 1979 film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Allan Arkush, and featuring The Ramones. ... Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio? (or simply, Rock n Roll Radio) was the second single of American punk rock band Ramones from their fifth studio album End of the Century. ... Baby, I Love You was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... Track listing Goodbye Sadness - 3:48 Mindweaver - 4:24 Even When Youre Far Away - 4:12 Nobody Sees Me Like You Do - 3:13 Turn Of The Wheel - 2:41 Dogtown - 3:32 Silver Horse - 3:03 I Dont Know Why - 4:18 Extension 33 - 2:45 No...


Recent work

Spector remained inactive throughout most of the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. He attempted to work with Céline Dion on her album Falling Into You, but that fell through. His most recent released project has been "Silence Is Easy" by Starsailor, released in 2003. He was originally supposed to produce the entire album, but was fired due to personal and creative differences — however, one of the two Spector-produced songs on the album was a U.K. top 10 single. Plans to work with The Vines were halted due to his murder trial. Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Falling Into You is Céline Dions fourth English album and twenty first in total. ... Silence Is Easy is the second studio album by indie rock group Starsailor, released in September 2003 The album cover is loosely based on Echo and the Bunnymens Heaven Up Here. ... Starsailor are an English rock band from Chorley. ... The Vines are an Australian garage rock band notable for producing a raw musical hybrid of 60s rock and 90s alternative music. ...


The latest song to be produced by Spector is a track by singer-songwriter, Hargo. The track, "Crying For John Lennon", originally appears on Hargo's 2006 album In Your Eyes, but on a visit to Spector's mansion for an interview for the John Lennon tribute movie, Strawberry Fields, Hargo played Spector the song and asked him to produce it. Spector and former Paul McCartney drummer Graham Ward produced it in the classic wall of sound style on nights after his murder trial. [11] This article refers to the music production effect, the Wall of Sound. For other meanings of the term, please see Wall of Sound (disambiguation) Wall of Sound is the effect created by the music production techniques of record producer Phil Spector. ...


In December 2007, the song B Boy Baby by Mutya Buena and Amy Winehouse featured melodic and lyrical passages heavily influenced from the Ronettes song Be My Baby. As a result, Spector was given a song writing credit on the single. Contrary to popular belief, the sections from Be My Baby are sung by Winehouse, not directly sampled from the mono single.[12] Winehouse has made reference to her admiration of Spector's work with 1960s girl groups. She is known to cover Spector's first hit, To Know Him Is To Love Him.[13] B Boy Baby is a song written by Philip Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, and Angela Hunte. ... Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena, (born 21 May 1985 in Kingsbury, London), known professionally as Mutya Buena, is an English singer and songwriter, who rose to fame as a member of the pop group Sugababes. ... Amy-Jade Winehouse (born 14 September 1983) is an English soul, jazz, R&B singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the 1963 song. ... To Know Him Is To Love Him is a song by Phil Spector, recorded by his first band, the Teddy Bears. ...


Also in December 2007, Spector attended the funeral for Ike Turner whom he previously produced in the mid-late 1960s with his then wife Tina Turner. While delivering a eulogy, Spector lashed out at Tina Turner and stated that "Ike made Tina the jewel she was. When I went to see Ike play at the Cinegrill in the 90s…there were at least five Tina Turners on the stage performing that night, any one of them could have been Tina Turner.” Spector then lashed out at Oprah Winfrey for promoting Tina Turner's autobiography that "demonized and vilified Ike."[14] Izear Luster Turner (born November 5, 1931) is an African American musician (piano, guitar), bandleader, talent scout and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ...


In mid-April of 2008, BBC2 will be broadcasting a special entitled, Phil Spector: The Agony and The Ecstasy. It will consist of Spector's first screen interview - breaking a long stage of media silence. The network states that Spector will pledge to clear his name of the murder charges against him. He will speak, too, about the musical instincts that led him to create some of the most enduring hit records of all time, from 'You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin' to 'River Deep, Mountain High' and The Beatles album Let it Be.[15] Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ...


Influence

Many producers have tried to emulate the Wall of Sound, and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys—a fellow adherent of mono recording—considered Spector his main competition as a studio artist. Bruce Springsteen emulated the Wall of Sound technique in his recording of "Born to Run". Shoegazing, a British musical movement in the late 1980s and mid 1990s, was heavily influenced by the Wall of Sound. For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze or shoegazer; practitioners referred to as shoegazers) is a genre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. ...


For his contributions to the music industry, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #63 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[16] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...


Spector's early musical influences included Latin music in general, and Latin percussion in particular. This is apparent from the percussion in many of his hit songs: shakers, guiros (gourds) and maracas in "Be My Baby," and the son montuno in "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," heard clearly in the song's bridge. Phil would visit Spanish Harlem clubs and schools to hone his listening and practical skills. He would ask his pre-teen coffee boy from "El Barrio," Roberto Tirado, to borrow his parents' best Puerto Rican recordings in order to listen to these at odd times. Unknowingly, Phil instilled some of his musical influence on little Roberto as he also became enmeshed in the music field later as an adult. The Latin influence is keenly perceptible in many, if not all, of Spector's recordings. Session bassist Carol Kaye plays the haunting son montuno in "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" while the same repeating refrain is played on harpsichord by keyboardist Larry Knechtel. Latin American music, or the music of Latin America, is sometimes called Latin music. ... The term Latin percussion refers to any member of a large family of musical percussion instruments used in Latin music, which in turn is a very loosy related group of musical styles, mainly from the Latin American region, and ultimately having roots or influences in African tribal music. ... Arsenio Rodríguez initially developed son montuno from son. ... 125th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio, is a neighborhood in the East Harlem area of New York City, in the north-eastern part of the borough of Manhattan. ... Carol Kaye (b. ... Larry Knechtel (born Lawrence William Knechtel, on 4 August 1940, in Bell, California) is a legendary session musician best-known for his work with Simon and Garfunkel, The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds, Smile) and as part of the 1970s band, Bread. ...


The Beach Boys paid tribute to Spector in the lyrics of their song "Mona": The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... Mona is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ...

  • "Come on/Listen to "Da Doo Ron Ron," now/Listen to "Be My Baby"/I know you're gonna love Phil Spector"

The character of Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, a 1970 Russ Meyer film, is based upon Phil Spector. Da Doo Ron Ron was a 1963 hit single by The Crystals produced by Phil Spector in his Wall of Sound style. ... This article is about the 1963 song. ... Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a 1970 film starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Erica Gavin, Edy Williams, Marcia McBroom, John LaZar, and Michael Blodgett. ... For the baseball player, see Russ Meyer (baseball player). ...


Eccentricity

Spector has had many conflicts, sometimes bizarre, with the artists, songwriters and promoters he worked with. Describing the dissolution of their Philles Records partnership, Lester Sill said, "I sold out for a pittance. It was shit, ridiculous, around $60,000. I didn't want to but I had to. Let me tell you, I couldn't live with Phillip . . . I just wanted the fuck out of there. If I wouldn't have, I would have killed him. It wasn't worth the aggravation." Lester Sill was an American record label executive, best remembered as Phil Spectors partner in Philles Records (the name came from the first parts of their names, Phil and Les), and also as the head of both Colpix Records and the later Colgems Records. ...


As a peevish farewell gesture, shortly after Lester Sill's departure from Philles Records, Spector wrote, and had The Crystals record, a single entitled "(Let's Dance) The Screw". Six minutes long and completely lacking Spector's customary Wall of Sound production techniques, "The Screw" was neither releasable (by 1963 music industry standards) nor intended for general release. Indeed, only a handful of copies of the single were pressed, one of which Spector had delivered to Sill as a parting shot at his former partner. (Legend has it that the recording of "The Screw" served a second purpose: to cheat Sill out of royalties due him from sales of the next Philles recording. However, this claim is considered unlikely.) [2] It has also been said that Spector brought one of his own lawyers into the recording studio to yell out the chorus of the song ( "—do the screw!" ). Both Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love have included stories of poor treatment towards his artists in their autobiographies. Lester Sill was an American record label executive, best remembered as Phil Spectors partner in Philles Records (the name came from the first parts of their names, Phil and Les), and also as the head of both Colpix Records and the later Colgems Records. ... Philles Records was formed in 1961 by Phil Spector and Lester Sill. ... The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. ... This article refers to the music production effect, the Wall of Sound. For other meanings of the term, please see Wall of Sound (disambiguation) Wall of Sound is the effect created by the music production techniques of record producer Phil Spector. ... Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett, 10 August 1943, in New York City) was the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes, and is known as the original bad girl of rock and roll. From a very young age, she took to singing and her large, close family encouraged... Darlene Love (born Darlene Wright, 26 July 1941, Los Angeles, California) is an American popular music singer. ...

Spector in the 1970s.

Spector's domineering attitude toward Ronnie Spector led to the dissolution of their marriage. Ronnie Spector has claimed that Spector showed her a gold coffin with a glass top in his basement, promising to kill and display her should she ever choose to leave him; he had earlier forbidden her from speaking to the Rolling Stones or touring with the Beatles, for fear of infidelity. During Spector's reclusive period in the late 1960s, he reportedly kept his wife locked inside their mansion. She claimed he also hid her shoes to dissuade her from walking outside, and kept the house dark because he didn't want anyone to see his balding head. Spector's son later claimed that he was kept locked inside his room, with a pot in the corner to be used as a toilet. Ronnie Spector did leave the producer and filed for divorce in 1972. She wrote a book about her experiences, and said years later, "I can only say that when I left in the early '70s, I knew that if I didn't leave at that time, I was going to die there." In 1998, Ronnie Spector and the other Ronettes sued Phil Spector for allegedly cheating them of royalties and licensing fees, winning a $3 million judgment; however, an appeals court later reversed the decision, upholding the terms of the group's 1963 contract as binding. In 2007, Ronnie Spector discussed her Ronettes' much-delayed entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "He wrote the Hall of Fame to tell them not to put me in. He did everything he could to stop me. He's bitter that I left him. He wants everyone to think he's the mastermind. He thought everything was because of him."[17] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett, 10 August 1943, in New York City) was the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes, and is known as the original bad girl of rock and roll. From a very young age, she took to singing and her large, close family encouraged... This article is about the rock band. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...


Stories of Phil Spector's gunplay mounted over the years, including his discharging a firearm while in the studio with John Lennon during the recording of his cover album Rock 'n' Roll, placing a loaded pistol at Leonard Cohen's head during the sessions for Death of a Ladies' Man, and forcing Dee Dee Ramone to play bass guitar to Spector's specifications at gunpoint. Cohen told "Rolling Stone" magazine in 1978 that, "Phil couldn't resist annihilating me. I don't think he can tolerate any other shadows in his darkness." Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Death of a Ladies Man is the fifth and most controversial of Leonard Cohens albums. ... Dee Dee Ramone, 1979 Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Glenn Colvin) (September 18, 1951 - June 5, 2002) was a German American songwriter and bassist, best remembered as a founding member of punk rock band The Ramones. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


The Ramones reportedly had to play the opening chord to the song, "Rock and Roll High School", for eight hours straight; years later, Johnny Ramone described Spector as "a little man with lifts in his shoes, the wig on top of his head and four guns". But he also described the session philosophically: "It was a positive learning experience. And that chord does sound really good." Marky Ramone said, "A lot of these things were overblown, and a lot of these things were alcohol-induced." John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known by the stage name Johnny Ramone, was the guitarist for the seminal punk rock group The Ramones. ... Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American drummer. ...


Murder charges

On February 3, 2003, Spector was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of 40-year-old nightclub hostess and B movie-actress Lana Clarkson of Los Angeles was found at his mansion, Pyrenees Castle, in Alhambra, California.[18] Police responded to a 9-1-1 phone call from Spector's driver and discovered Clarkson, who had been shot. She was pronounced dead at the scene. On November 20, 2003, Spector was indicted for Clarkson's murder. In September 2004 he was ordered to stand trial in Los Angeles. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... This is a list of significant court cases. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The King of the Bs, Roger Corman, produced and directed The Raven (1963) for American International Pictures. ... Lana Clarkson Lana Clarkson and Vincent Schiavelli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High Lana Clarkson (April 5, 1962 - February 3, 2003) was an American actress. ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... This article is about the emergency telephone number. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Spector has stated that Clarkson's death was an accidental suicide.[18] However, on October 28, 2005, a judge ruled that potentially damning statements Spector allegedly made to police could be used against him at trial. Spector's lawyers had sought to suppress an apparent statement made by Spector after Clarkson was found dead. Spector allegedly said, "I think I killed somebody." His lawyer argued that comments attributed to the music producer should be thrown out because he was suffering from prescription-drug withdrawal symptoms at the time. Two months before the night of the crime in question, Spector had stated in an interview with the British Daily Telegraph that he had bipolar disorder and that he considered himself "relatively insane".[19][20] The judge has also ruled that transcripts from a deposition Spector made several months before Clarkson's death could also be introduced by the prosecution at trial. For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ... In law, a deposition is evidence given under oath and recorded for use in court at a later date. ... Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of law that regulates governmental sanctions (such as imprisonment and/or fines) as retaliation for crimes against the social order. ...


Prior to and during the trial itself, Spector went through at least three sets of attorneys. Defense attorney Robert Shapiro, an original O.J. Simpson "dream team" member, was first to represent Spector at his arraignment and early pre-trial hearings. Shapiro also arranged for his release on $1 million bail. Spector eventually fired and entered in a civil suit with Shapiro in order to re-claim a $1 million retainer paid to the defense attorney.[21] In December 2005, Spector dropped all claims against Shapiro.[22] Shapiro was replaced by Leslie Abramson and Marcia Morrissey. They, in turn, were later replaced by Bruce Cutler, the long-time former lawyer of New York City mafia boss John Gotti.[23] Cutler left Spector's defense on August 27, 2007 claiming "a difference of opinion between Mr. Spector and me on strategy." Attorney Roger Rosen then became lead lawyer for closing arguments.[24] Robert Leslie Shapiro (born September 2, 1942 in Plainfield, New Jersey), is a high-profiled attorney who is most notable for being part of the defense team which successfully defended O. J. Simpson from the charges that he murdered his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman in 1994 (the trial... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Leslie Abramson (born c. ... Richard Bruce Cutler is a criminal defense lawyer based in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... For other persons named John Gotti, see John Gotti (disambiguation). ...


The trial

Spector remained free on $1 million bail while awaiting trial, which had been scheduled to begin on April 24, 2006, but had been postponed several times since then, first to January 16, 2007, then to March 5 and finally to March 19. On February 16, 2007, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler stated that he would allow Spector's trial to be televised, though he also indicated that he would reverse course should the media abuse this access.[25] is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the day. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Jury selection began Monday, March 19, 2007 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles. Three hundred prospective jurors were screened over two days. Those not granted hardship exemptions by Fidler completed 18-page questionnaires including queries as to whether celebrities are entitled to act as they please, and whether police treat celebrities with greater leniency. Voir dire began April 16, 2007. A jury of nine men and three women (along with four male and three female alternate jurors) were sworn in on April 19, 2007. A list of possible witnesses shown to prospective jurors included long-time Spector studio associates Hal Blaine and Nino Tempo, limo driver Adriano de Souza and writer Anne Beatts.[26] Opening statements in the trial began April 25, 2007 in Los Angeles. This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (formerly known as the Criminal Courts Building) is the county courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. It is located on Temple Street, between Broadway and Spring Street. ... The phrase voir dire derives from Middle French; in modern English it is interpreted to mean speak the truth and generally refers to the process by which prospective jurors are questioned about their backgrounds and potential biases before being invited to sit on a jury. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Hal Blaine (b. ... Nino Tempo (born Antonino LoTempio on January 6, 1935 in Niagara Falls, New York) is an American musician, singer, and actor. ... Anne Beatts is an American comedy writer. ... An opening statement is generally the first occasion that the trier of fact (jury or judge) has to hear from counsel in a trial, aside possibly from questioning during voir dire. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Since the beginning of the trial, controversy had surrounded it. Famed forensic expert Henry Lee (who provided key evidence in the O. J. Simpson trial) was accused of hiding crucial evidence that the District Attorney's office claimed could prove Spector's guilt.[27] Furthermore, a coroner who examined Clarkson's body concluded that bruising on her tongue indicated that the gun was shoved in her mouth.[28] Despite these setbacks, Spector's defense team had a breakthrough on June 12, 2007 when the Los Angeles Sheriff's criminalist DNA expert stated that only Clarkson's DNA was found on the handgun, which aided Spector's defense that she shot herself. The DNA expert also found none of Spector's DNA on Clarkson's fingernails, which hurt the prosecution's argument that Clarkson struggled with Spector.[29] Dr. Henry Chang-Yu Lee (Chinese: 李昌鈺, pinyin: Lǐ Chāngyù) (born November 22, 1938), is one of the worlds foremost forensic scientists. ... The O.J. Simpson murder case was a highly-publicized U.S. criminal trial in which former American football star for the National Football League (NFL) and actor O. J. Simpson was charged with the murder of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ...


On September 18, 2007, the jury reported that they had "reached an impasse" and judge Fidler adjourned the case for attorneys to review the position. The jury was split 7-5; however, no indication was given as to which side was which. Fidler stated he would consider whether or not the charge of involuntary manslaughter would fit the profile of the case.[30] At the urging of the defense, Fidler, however, decided against the addition of the lesser included charge as he considered it tantamount to an instruction to convict.[31] On September 20, 2007, the jury resumed deliberations. Prior to the deliberation, Fidler removed "Special Instruction 3", which he characterized as a misstatement of the law. is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The charge in the case against Spector was second-degree murder. Spector could have received a 15-year-to-life sentence (with another ten years added automatically since the crime involved a gun) if convicted.[18] The term criminal law, sometimes called penal law, refers to any of various bodies of rules in different jurisdictions whose common characteristic is the potential for unique and often severe impositions as punishment for failure to comply. ... Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of law that regulates governmental sanctions (such as imprisonment and/or fines) as retaliation for crimes against the social order. ... Murder is both a legal and a moral term, that are not always coincident. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... “convicted” redirects here. ...


On September 26, 2007 at 1:45pm PST, the jury stated that it could not reach a verdict. The jurors announced a deadlock of ten for guilty and two for not guilty. Judge Fidler then declared a mistrial in the murder case against Phil Spector.[32][33] Mistrial. ...


Future proceedings

The judge and lawyers met on October 3, 2007, to discuss future proceedings. Sandi Gibbons, the spokeperson for the District Attorney's office, has confirmed that preparations are being made to retry Spector immediately.[32]


In early December of 2007, it was announced that San Francisco lawyer Daron Weinberg had agreed to serve as Spector's attorney and had proposed that the retrial begin in September 2008. The only remaining member of Spector's defence team is Christopher Plourd, who Weinberg told Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler will not be available to resume the case until the autumn of 2008. All of the remaining members of Spector's previous defense team have either resigned or were dismissed after the mistrial.[34] Also, in the same month, Spector decided to once again sue former attorney Robert Shapiro for a one million dollar retainer paid before the first trial. Spector also claimed that Shapiro inadequately prepared the trial and may have been responsible for the prosecution filing charges in the first place.[35] Robert Leslie Shapiro (born September 2, 1942 in Plainfield, New Jersey), is a high-profiled attorney who is most notable for being part of the defense team which successfully defended O. J. Simpson from the charges that he murdered his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman in 1994 (the trial...


Family

Spector was married to Veronica "Ronnie" Bennett, former lead singer of The Ronettes, a girl group that he had managed and produced, from 1963 to 1974. They adopted three children: Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett, 10 August 1943, in New York City) was the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes, and is known as the original bad girl of rock and roll. From a very young age, she took to singing and her large, close family encouraged... The Ronettes first album The Ronettes were a girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. ... The Supremes A Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States. ...

  • twin Louis Phillip - Born May 12, 1966 (Adopted: age 5)
  • twin Gary Phillip - Born May 12, 1966 (Adopted: age 5)
  • Donte Phillip - Born March 23, 1969 (Adopted: age 8 Months).

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Spector married aspiring singer and actress Rachelle Short on September 1, 2006. According to IMDb, the 27-year-old Pennsylvania native had a small role in 2000 film Tigerland, which starred Colin Farrell. She also appeared in Playboy before her marriage to Spector, although the appearance was not in a nude pictorial spread, the magazine said. Rather, a single, black & white topless photo of Short appeared in the magazine's "Grapevine" section. is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the film. ... Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth, Alexander, In Bruges. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ...


Prior to the move to California, Short was a music major at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, near Charlotte. Short also sang and modeled in the Charlotte area, and was a member of a short-lived group of promotional swimsuit models. Lenoir-Rhyne College is a co-educational, private liberal arts college founded in 1891 and located in Hickory, North Carolina, in the western part of the state. ... Nickname: Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State County Catawba County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor G. Rudy Wright, Jr. ... Charlotte redirects here. ...


Hit singles produced or co-produced by Phil Spector

The dates listed are those in which each record peaked at its highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, unless otherwise noted. Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


The Teddy Bears

  • "To Know Him Is to Love Him" (12/01/58, #1)
    To Know Him Is To Love Him, US #1
  • "I Don’t Need You Anymore" (2/16/59, #91)
  • "Oh Why" (3/16/59, #98)

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Ray Peterson

  • "Corrina, Corrina" (1/09/61, #9)
  • "I Could Have Loved You So Well" (1/27/62, #57)

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The Paris Sisters

  • "Be My Boy" (5/15/61, #56)
  • "I Love How You Love Me" (10/30/61, #5)
  • "He Knows I Love Him Too Much" (3/10/62, #34)
  • "Let Me Be the One" (5/26/62, #87)

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Curtis Lee

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Gene Pitney

  • "Every Breath I Take" (9/11/61, #42)
    He's A Rebel, US #1
    He's A Rebel, US #1

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The Crystals

  • "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" (1/22/62, #20)
  • "Uptown" (3/03/62, #13)
  • "He's A Rebel" (11/03/62, #1)
  • "He's Sure the Boy I Love" (1963, #11)
  • "Da Doo Ron Ron" (6/08/63, #3)
  • "Then He Kissed Me" (8/17/63, #6)
  • "I Wonder" (UK #36)
  • "Little Boy" (2/64, #92)
  • "All Grown Up" (8/01/64, #98)

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Connie Francis

  • "Second Hand Love" (6/09/62, #7)

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Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

  • "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (1/12/63, #8)
  • "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts" (3/30/63, #38)
  • "Not Too Young to Get Married" (7/13/63, #63)

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The Alley Cats

  • "Puddin N’ Tain (Ask Me Again, I’ll Tell You the Same)" (2/16/63, #43)

Darlene Love

  • "(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry" (5/11/63, #39)
  • "Wait ’Til My Bobby Gets Home" (9/07/63, #26)
  • "A Fine Fine Boy" (11/23/63, #53)

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The Ronettes

  • "Be My Baby" (10/12/63, #2)
  • "Baby, I Love You" (2/01/64, #24)
  • "(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up" (5/16/64, #39)
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', US #1
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', US #1
  • "Do I Love You?" (8/01/64, #34)
  • "Walking In the Rain" (12/05/64, #23)
  • "Born to Be Together" (3/06/65, #52)
  • "Is This What I Get for Loving You?" (6/12/65, #75)

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The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ... Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin is a 1965 number-one hit single by The Righteous Brothers. ... Just Once In My Life is a song written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Phil Spector. ... Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ... Ebb Tide is a popular song, written in 1953 by lyricist Carl Sigman and musicwriter Robert Maxwell. ... Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ...

Ike and Tina Turner

  • "River Deep - Mountain High" (6/18/66, #88)

Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is an African American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress probably best known for her scorching performances with the Ike and Tina Turner... River Deep - Mountain High is a 1966 single by Ike & Tina Turner. ...

The Checkmates, Ltd.

  • "Love Is All I Have to Give" (5/03/69, #65)
    The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue, US #1
    The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue, US #1
  • "Black Pearl" (7/05/69, #13)
  • "Proud Mary" (11/01/69, #69)

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The Beatles

The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Let It Be track listing The Long and Winding Road is a ballad written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) that originally appeared on The Beatles album Let It Be. ...

John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the 1970 single. ... Mother is a song by British musician John Lennon, taken from his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. ... Power to the People is a song recorded by John Lennon at Apple Records in England and released on 12 March 1971. ... Image File history File links Happy_xmas_war_is_over. ... Image File history File links Happy_xmas_war_is_over. ... Imagine is a utopian-themed song performed by John Lennon, which appears on his 1971 album, Imagine. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Imagine is a utopian-themed song performed by John Lennon, which appears on his 1971 album, Imagine. ... John Lennon UK Singles chronology Happy Xmas (War Is Over) is a song by English singer-songwriter John Lennon with his wife Yoko Ono. ... A sublime ballad from the 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, its stark, hollow sound epitomizes the stripped down sound of the Plastic Ono Band album. ... Jealous Guy is a song written and performed by John Lennon which first appeared on his 1971 album Imagine. ...

George Harrison

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Ronnie Spector

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Ramones

This article is about the band. ... Rock n Roll High School is a 1979 film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Allan Arkush, and featuring The Ramones. ... Baby, I Love You was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector. ... Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio? (or simply, Rock n Roll Radio) was the second single of American punk rock band Ramones from their fifth studio album End of the Century. ...

Starsailor

  • "Silence Is Easy" (01/09/03, UK #8)

Starsailor are an English rock band from Chorley. ... Silence Is Easy is the first single from the album of the same name by British pop band Starsailor. ...

Selected discography

A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is an album of Christmas songs; a collaboration between many pop/R&B artists that had records produced by Phil Spector. ... Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica is an album by the girl group The Ronettes, produced by Phil Spector, Philles 4006, released in 1964. ... Singles from River Deep Mountain High Released: 1966) Released: 1966) River Deep Mounatin High is a studio album by the American R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner. ... Let It Be redirects here. ... Alternate cover Cover of 2001 remaster All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison recorded and released after the break-up of The Beatles. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the 1970 album, see John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band was a conceptual supergroup formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the dissolution of The Beatles. ... Imagine is John Lennons second solo album and is the most popular of his solo works. ... The Concert For Bangla Desh is a live triple album and double DVD by George Harrison and celebrity friends performed in aid of the homeless Bengali refugees of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... For other persons named Ravi Shankar, see Ravi Shankar (disambiguation). ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... William Everett Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American soul musician from Houston, Texas, raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. ... Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Yoko Ono chronology Some Time in New York City is John Lennons third post-Beatles album, and fifth with Yoko Ono, and was released in 1972. ... Elephants Memory were a New York band most notable for backing up John Lennon and Yoko Ono during 1972, on a pair of albums and a handful of TV and live appearances. ... Rock n Roll is a 1975 album of late 1950s and early 1960s-era rock songs covered by John Lennon. ... Born to Be with You is an album by Dion, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Death of a Ladies Man is the fifth and most controversial of Leonard Cohens albums. ... End of the Century is the fifth album by the Ramones. ... Track listing Goodbye Sadness - 3:48 Mindweaver - 4:24 Even When Youre Far Away - 4:12 Nobody Sees Me Like You Do - 3:13 Turn Of The Wheel - 2:41 Dogtown - 3:32 Silver Horse - 3:03 I Dont Know Why - 4:18 Extension 33 - 2:45 No... Menlove Avenue is a long road in South Liverpool, part of the Liverpool ring road. ... Back to Mono (1958-1969) is a four-CD box set of the work of producer Phil Spector. ... Silence Is Easy is the second studio album by indie rock group Starsailor, released in September 2003 The album cover is loosely based on Echo and the Bunnymens Heaven Up Here. ...

Further reading

  • Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector, by Mick Brown, ISBN 10: 0747572437
  • 'He's a Rebel: The Truth About Phil Spector – Rock and Roll's Legendary Madman, by Mark Ribowsky (biography). ISBN 0-306-81471-4.
  • "The First Tycoon of Teen", Tom Wolfe (magazine article reprinted in The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, ISBN 0-553-38058-3, and in the Back to Mono liner notes.)
  • Out of His Head, by Richard Williams (biography). ISBN 0-7119-9864-7
  • Wall of Pain: The Biography of Phil Spector, by Dave Thompson. ISBN 1-86074-543-1
  • Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era, by Ken Emerson, (ISBN 0-670-03456-8)
  • Fuel-Injected Dreams (novel whose central character is based on Phil Spector), by James Robert Baker. ISBN 0-452-25815-4

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References

  1. ^ "BMI Announces Top 100 Songs of the Century" from BMI website
  2. ^ Salon Brilliant Careers | Phil Spector
  3. ^ Phil Spector: Out of His Head by Richard Williams. Published in 1972.
  4. ^ BBC - Northern Ireland - Music
  5. ^ a b c From Hitmaker to Defendant, a Long and Winding Road - New York Times
  6. ^ The Phil Spector Trial : Los Angeles Times : High School classmate
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Phil Spector Murder Case, Spector Trial (6486 words)
Phil Spector's daughter took the witness stand Wednesday as the defense's case wound down in his murder trial, but the judge only allowed her to testify that he is right-handed and stopped questioning that suggested he was an attentive father.
Phil Spector, now on trial for murder, asserted in a 2005 home video interview that the statuesque Lana Clarkson was standing when a gun was fired in her mouth and that he is too short to have done it.
Spector, 65, is charged with the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, whose body police found in the foyer of Spector's Alhambra mansion with a single gunshot wound to her head.
Phil Spector: The "MAD GENIUS" OF ROCK'N'ROLL - Crime Library - The Crime library (653 words)
This is where she met legendary rock-and-roll producer Phil Spector, 62, in the early morning hours of February 3, 2003.
Spector, the creator of the "wall of sound," a tidal wave of layered instruments and voices that became the gold standard for rock hits in the 1960s, had worked his studio magic for artists as diverse as Ronnie and the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers, the Beatles, and the Ramones.
Spector was then seen exiting the house through the back door with a gun in his hand.
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