Phil Spector Biography

Harvey Philip "Phil" Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American record producer and songwriter.

The originator of the "Wall of Sound" production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl group sound and clocked in over twenty-five Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965. Later in his career he worked with artists including Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Ramones with similar success. He produced the Academy Award winning Beatles' Let It Be and Grammy Award winning Concert for Bangladesh soundtracks. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a nonperformer.

The 1965 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced and cowritten by Spector for the The Righteous Brothers, is listed by BMI as the song with the most U.S. air play in the 20th century.

The 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California home led to his being charged with murder in the second degree. After a 2007 mistrial, he was convicted in 2009, at the age of 69, and soon thereafter entered prison to serve a sentence of 19 years to life.

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Phil Spector's wife calls for fresh appeal into his murder case

Rachelle Spector believes new HBO TV movie clearly proves the producer is innocent

  • Mar 26, 2013

Phil Spector's murder conviction appeal rejected by US Supreme Court

Court opt not to review producer's sentence for killing Lana Clarkson

  • Feb 21, 2012

Phil Spector settles wrongful death lawsuit with Lana Clarkson's mother

Music producer and Donna Clarkson reach confidential agreement

  • Feb 6, 2012

Phil Spector appealing to US Supreme Court over murder conviction

Producer heading to America's highest court to fight jail sentence

  • Dec 16, 2011

Phil Spector denied appeal against murder conviction

Producer is told he cannot appeal again over his 19-year prison sentence

  • Aug 18, 2011

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Reading / Leeds Festival 2013 Play Video

Reading / Leeds Festival 2013

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Friday Night, Don't Ever Let It End Play Video

Friday Night, Don't Ever Let It End

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Never Fade Away

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Celestine

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Chevy Thunder

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