Today we will tell you about the renowned producer Phil Spector.
Spector, who was one of the most important producers in the rock world, is a descendant of a Jewish family. He was born on December 26, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, but grew up in Los Angeles, where the family moved when Phil was only 9 years old, after his father committed suicide.
Spector began his musical career at the age of 16 as a guitar player. His first band was "The Teddy Bears", with whom he scored his first hit "To Know Him Is to Love Him" in 1958.
Beginning in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s he produced some of the most important albums of the period and collaborated with big names in the music industry, including "the Beatles", John Lennon, George Harrison, "The Ramones" and more.
Spector changed the whole concept of recording and producing albums. His great contribution to the world of music, is known as "The Wall Of Sound", which includes multi channel recordings, layers upon layers of instruments and sounds that create a "wall of sound".
However, Spector's genius in production and sound comes at the expense of mental problems that caused him extreme acts, including threatening John Lennon with a gun, the mental and physical abuse of his partner Roni Spector and of course the shocking murder of Lana Clarkson.
Spector probably also had a psychopathic past. One of his first wives accused him of imprisoning and sexually abusing two adopted children.
On January 16, 2021 Spector died at California State Prison. he was serving his sentence there, for the second-degree murder of his actress girlfriend Lana Clarkson, on February 3, 2003.
The cause of death determined for Spector who was due to be released from prison in 2024 is covid-19.