Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dead at 81
Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dead at 81 Phil Spector, who rose to worldwide fame in the 1960s as the music producer who created what's known as the "Wall of Sound," has died in prison after being convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Jamie Yuccas reports.cbsnews.com
Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics
This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. But while Spector made his mark as a revolutionary music producer, the stories of him waving guns at recording artists and being convicted of murder overshadowed his artistry. The reaction to Spector’s death resurrected some mixed feelings about his life and legacy. Some lauded his early contributions to rock music, while others struggled to forgive his volatile past.
Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81
(Photo by Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES – Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. The volume, and violence, of Spector’s music reflected a dark side he could barely contain even at his peak. A Spector box set retrospective was called “Back to Mono.”By the mid-1970s, Spector had largely retreated from the music business. Six months before his first murder trial began, Spector married Rachelle Short, a 26-year-old singer and actress who accompanied him to court every day. The Spector murder trial was one of many sensational cases she covered during her 48-year career as a Los Angeles-based trial reporter.