Legendary Producer Phil Spector Has Died

Concerning Lana Clarkson...Sorry I meant convicted of the murder not accused. My bad. With "death" videos there is always a "chasing the clock" tempo that we need to get this up ASAP...sometimes my ad-lib skills suffer under those conditions.

Legendary Producer Phil Spector Has Died

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100+ comentarios:

Hot Dawg With Mustard!!
Hot Dawg With Mustard!!:
Not accused. He was convicted of murder. He had his day in court and was found guilty.
Cringe Magee
Cringe Magee:
You said accused of killing. He was convicted of murder. Just saying...
Golden Hour
Golden Hour:
My dad used to date the mother of Phil Spector’s kids Janice. People know about Phil’s daughter Nicole he mentioned her during the trial, less know about her twin brother Philip. He died at a young age, he was actually my first friend that died. He contracted aids from a blood transfusion when he was born in the 80s. Very sad. I could tell you crazy stories about Phil but I’d rather not. Pray for the family 🙏
Barnaby ap Robert
Barnaby ap Robert:
R.I.P. Lana Clarkson.
Jeffrey Proulx
Jeffrey Proulx:
My cousin met him once and said, "Hi Mr. Spector, it's a pleasure to meet you. I have so much respect for your contributions to the music I love." Phil Spector looked at him blankly and replied, "I have no idea what you're talking about. I am not Phil Spector. Get away from me." My cousin chuckled and thought he was joking, so Phil continued, "Who the F--- are you? I told you to get away from me."
Joseph Rivett
Joseph Rivett:
Wait for it- He died of Covid.......Until a long list of health issues are revealed, just like Gaspipe Casso.
Total psycho ...made some great records. Not much in the comments about Ronnie a Spector who basically had to escape from Phil.
Jim Campbell
Jim Campbell:
To bad his name is forever stained by his murder of Lana Clarkson.
chris goodayle
chris goodayle:
He created the “Wall Of Sound” and was a talented songwriter but was troubled to the extreme.If he hadn’t murdered Lana Clarkson,he would been thought of with a lot more kindness.
An evil, dangerous genius and one of the greatest record producers of the 20th century. The crime he commited has tarnished his name forever.
In spite of everything there is no hate in Ronnie Spector's statement on his death.
Barry McEachern
Barry McEachern:
A true troubled genius. With both terms "troubled" and "genius" being serious understatements. One of those sad dilemmas of trying to separate the criminal behavior of an ultimately unhinged artist from his brilliant body of work.
Yamaha Japan
Yamaha Japan:
Charles Manson was a talented songwriter....too bad he was “accused” of mass murder....
Steve Gardenhire
Steve Gardenhire:
Genius in music
But a freaky little bastard in life
Out of respect for his passing, I would prefer to let him exit as a musical genius in the studio. There's certainly a lot more that can be said about the man, but there's no point in throwing rocks at a dead man.
Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis:
Going with if you don't have anything nice to say.......
Cats of Sherman
Cats of Sherman:
I read Ronnie's book and the early part is very sympathetic to Phil. The writing and recording of Be My Baby was the real time soundtrack of their falling in love. It was a sweet story that wasn't meant to have a happy ending. Phil's music has stood the test of time and will continue to do so. I see lots of angry and judgmental comments about this news. Everyone has the right to their feelings. Just bear this in mind. If we as a culture choose to totally dismiss or "cancel" the work of artists because of their personal flaws and mistskes or misdeeds we will have nothing left. The Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin: all serial statutory rapists. Hendrix was known to physically abuse his girlfriends in drunken rages. Michael Jackson: nuff said. Jim Gordon of Derek and the Dominoes and the Wrecking Crew killed his mother related to psychotic symptoms. Rock stars are all flawed humans like we all are. If you can't appreciate the art if you find out the artist has flaws I don't recommend you read the biographies or watch the documentaries.
John Browne
John Browne:
"Rest in peace?"....Um, I don't think so.
Mark Zappasodi
Mark Zappasodi:
I DID meet Phil in Philadelphia in 1994. He was being inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance. He posed for a photo for me and with me plus I got an autograph from him. He joked about the photo and said "make sure I get a copy". I was the only one waiting for him near his limo when he left. I've always been aware that meeting him might be one of the rarest celebrities for me to have met. May he rest in peace.
Robert Fusco
Robert Fusco:
Great video, John. Spector was a genius and a huge influence on my favorite artist, Brian Wilson. I don't want to be "that guy", but the term is "elephant in the room." "Pink elephants" are said to be seen by people when they are overly-inebriated.
The Pacino movie about him was intense. He probably destroyed as many artist's careers as he created. From what I've read about him, he was a perfectionist with a very short tolerance for mistakes.
Mee Mee
Mee Mee:
I don’t know to feel sorry or glad
Tim Sears
Tim Sears:
It always puzzled me when talented people are actually really f***** up individuals...goes with the territory I guess ...sad though,
David Chandler
David Chandler:
John, You totally missed Sylvain Sylvain!!
Half music hero, half A-hole. What can you say.....
Richard Brubaker
Richard Brubaker:
My fave? River Deep, Mountain High!
Glenn Pierce
Glenn Pierce:
A creative genius what a sad ending
Stephen Van Woert
Stephen Van Woert:
The crime does not wipe out the wonderful music I grew up on 40 years earlier and stll remember fondly. The Christmas album in 1963 was a consolation to the many broken-hearted young people after the Kennedy assassination. But I think that it was Gustav Mahler who really invented the "wall of sound" with his oversized orchestration, but that was in the pre-electronics days.
John Costello
John Costello:
Did the deluxe 50th anniversary version of "Let It Be"/"The Get Back Sessions" ever get released, or did 2020 prevent that from happening?
George Barry
George Barry:
Phil was a character. DEEPLY flawed. Brandishing a pistol. Learned alot from "tough guys" in NYC "Bout da Biz". He got alot of music to our ears..I am grateful for that. I somehow wished he could have done it in a better way..but what do I know. We have the music...one can't deny the quality of Ronnie's voice,The engineering he did at Atlantic records, etc I'll focus on the music. And try not to think about him pointing a gun at John Lennon, and the other negative stuff.
Joshua Flaugher
Joshua Flaugher:
Never met him, but I met Darlene Love and Ronnie Spector.
golden streets
golden streets:
I met Phil in 1968 in Pittsburgh. Just introduced to him. Don't remember much. By a disc jockey named Ken Reeth aka Brother Love from WAMO fm.
Yet oddly enough, Spector wasn't the arranger of the orchestra and Choir on The Beatles' "Let It Be" album. The arranger was Richard Hewson (who had worked with Paul McCartney on the Mary Hopkin single "Goodbye"). Spector had every reason to think that the selection of Hewson would be acceptable to McCartney, and Spector claimed to have received a telegram from McCartney approving the release of the "Let It Be" album. McCartney was quite public in his disapproval of Spector's work, yet he never criticised Hewson. However, McCartney didn't speak to Hewson for 3 months. Eventually, McCartney would work with Hewson again. Hewson recorded an orchestral instrumental version of McCartney's "RAM" album, for which Hewson re-named himself Percy "Thrills" Thrillington.
Allen Hubenak
Allen Hubenak:
I liked his role in the movie Easy Rider. That was his limousine too.
Tony M
Tony M:
he WAS accused. he forgot to mention that he died in prison because he was convicted. he was headed to prison w/ his pre-occupation w/ guns. and I'm pro 2nd amendment.
Lorraine Cook
Lorraine Cook:
"God won't let me into heaven because I'm too evil." (Phil Spector.. December 26, 1939 -- January 16, 2021)
marvin shary
marvin shary:
RIP my friend.
wayne Gram
wayne Gram:
His father and mother were actual first cousins, that is why he was messed up they said
Jamie Cottle
Jamie Cottle:
Great job on this, John.
Louis Spector
Louis Spector:
I've meet him a few times, he lived down the hall from me. He told me many stories but I could tell he was never comfortable with himself. Like me, he was shy and felt insecure as if he created something he felt was better then he could ever be. Labels of him were passed around like candy and he felt pressured to become the man he created, he became "Phil Spector" and Harvey Spector (my Dad) was no more. I hope he finds the peace he longed for.
Christian Northman
Christian Northman:
He was convicted, not accused.
Phil Spector produced Death Of A Ladies' Man by Leonard Cohen in 1977.
John Horazy
John Horazy:
As a contributing Executive Producer of soundtrack of The Wrecking Crew Take 2 album, also my name is listed in the first Wrecking Crew soundtrack album. I am saying that I have a deep interest in music, music history. I have said this to say that this video on Phil Spector was done in a wonderfully, informative and respectful presentation. I commend you, thank you for your artistic communication.👏👏👏👏👏
David Arthur Williams-Lowther
David Arthur Williams-Lowther:
I want to focus, on the Phil Spector music side of things, I wasn't born till 1972, I'm from New Zealand. I find it hard to pick a favorite song, so I'll pick 2, I have a album on vinyl of 1950's music with The Teddy-bears singing that lovely song, To Know Him Is To Love him, and Be My Baby, for the Ronettes. For all the great wonderful music, you worked on, RIP.
glen kepic
glen kepic:
wow, First thought was he'd show up at a session with a gun. ha, so did Paul Butterfield ;)
Great memories of The Specter Label. My sister bought so many singles.
btw, his production of The Long And Winding Road was a masterpiece !
Sorry, Paul :)
Joseph B
Joseph B:
He was (quite ironically) OFF the wall but a musical genius.
Robert Callahan
Robert Callahan:
Crazy, yes. During production of Lennon's "Imagine", Spector fired a handgun into the ceiling. Lennon had just asked Spector, "You gonna shoot me?"
Great episodes, John.
You might know that Spector pulled a gun on Leonard Cohen, whose album—Ladies Man, I think— he was producing.
Cohen, after a long day in the studio, wanted to go home and rest. Spector insisted that he stay awhile in Spector’s mansion. When Cohen insisted on leaving, Spector pulled out a gun and said that he wasn’t going anywhere.
The strings on The Long and Winding Road make me cry....... how can you not like them Paul!?!?
Shauns Email
Shauns Email:
i met ronnie spector at Td jazz fest in Toronto years ago and darlene love was there too :)
Heather in Kansas
Heather in Kansas:
I learned of him bc of his depiction in the '93 film: "What's Love..", so "River Deep, Mountain High" is how I know him. He was so taken by Tina Turner that in 1991, he inducted her & Ike into the R&R Hall of Fame:
His impression of Ike was.🤣
Music Man
Music Man:
RIP a troubled genius.
Spinman Corner
Spinman Corner:
My mother always taught me not to bad about the dead. I said well mom, what is bad? Calling them a con man, a murder, an all time ass hole? Mom said yes, all of that! I replied, OK, mom I’ll try to keep that in mind...
Terry Skiba
Terry Skiba:
Genius and madness often go hand in hand.
I like his work with Lennon....but ultimately he had the world at his feet and he blew it...
Paul & Kathy Short
Paul & Kathy Short:
Great job John. R.I.P. Phil yours would be a very interesting biography to watch.
Iman -
Iman -:
i like how you separate the art from the artist with phil. i agree, he is a muscial genius, but also a horrible human being.
It's difficult to compare my favorite Spector productions because he did so much stuff I had no idea he was involved with. You didn't mention his work with Tina Turner, that's an example.
Danny Lee
Danny Lee:
The man was a Musical Genius ! 🎶🎶🎶
Bryon Kidder
Bryon Kidder:
I wonder how many women he got away with killing before he finally got caught...
you sound like you are using the wall of sound!!!!! great voice
You should have mentioned that he was in one of the early scenes in Easy Rider. He probably was driven up in his own white Rolls Royce, to meet Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper for a cocaine sale at the end of the LAX runway...
He abused Ronnie and once in the studio pulled a gun on John Lennon.
Its a strange mixture of feelings. I cannot compartmentalize pretty much anything. I cannot put his murder conviction off to the side when I think about the music he produced. Just like I cannot put aside OJ Simpsons murder when I think of his 2003 yard season. I am 63 years old and I grew up listening to the songs you mention. I have tried to reproduce a 'wall of sound' when recording my music. I wouldnt have ever done that unless I had heard Spector do it first...
R.I.P. Phil Spector
Marco Falzone
Marco Falzone:
The 'past' is dying. 😶
Mark R. Elsis
Mark R. Elsis:
RIP my friend, Phillip.
Strawberry Fields - Phil Spector On The Wall of Sound (1:07)
Darrell O'Hara
Darrell O'Hara:
Phil was a dirtball and a bit more than just crazy. Regardless, he still was amazing at hearing the sounds the way he did. RIP buddy.
Alfredo Sosa
Alfredo Sosa:
Billy Joel shared some cool stories about working with Spector. Hear them on the Billy Joel channel on SiriusXM
Johnny Toobad
Johnny Toobad:
Oh well..I'll just have to watch Easy Rider for the up-teenth time (with the sound off) while listening to the Ronnettes & the Righteous Bros.
Vernon Allen
Vernon Allen:
Hey John, why no tribute to the recently passed Sylvain Sylvain from the New York dolls?
Ray Lemieux
Ray Lemieux:
A big influence in music, for sure. Too bad he was such an asshole. He was abusive to Ronnie Bennett (Spector) and I don't know why she kept his name. Then murder .
Just Mike
Just Mike:
Billy Joel played piano on ''Leader of the pack'' when he was 16 .
Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer:
Your the dude ,that matters on information about music these days, I like your style Dude
Arguably the greatest producer in the history of music.
Vincent Kosik
Vincent Kosik:
?st it Be...hope he's at Peace now in the great musical universe
Grant Gibson
Grant Gibson:
I met a women on the Sunshine Coast of Canada who was a singer who worked in the studio sessions on the wall of sound recordings with Spector. It was quite an insightful chat to hear her story about it all!
Phil Spector once put a gun inside Debbie Harry's boot.
Francisco Hurtado
Francisco Hurtado:
Missing the cleaner sound you had way back
Jack Dankof
Jack Dankof:
His work with the Ronnettes was awesome. I just picked up a Ronnettes concert poster too.
Dennis Edwards
Dennis Edwards:
Hard Pass on yet another Psychopath in music
Gary Martin
Gary Martin:
Great Host, I learned a lot more about Phil Spector
tony moreno jr
tony moreno jr:
my aunt is still his housekeeper.
Thanks Jon Boden. You do a great job on these videos. I just subsribed! One question though. Were you the lead singer of Bellowhead?
Tim Gainer
Tim Gainer:
NO one seems to remember "Black Pearl" by Checkmates Ltd. His last BIG hit from '69.

The saying goes, "a genius is the closest thing to insanity." People like Phil and MJ sadly prove this to be true. R.I.P.
Chris Reich
Chris Reich:
He committed THREE crimes. the murder of Lana Clarkson, producing "Let It Be" and producing "All Things Must Pass". Okay, one is more egregious than the others, agreed. But musically, he was a one-trick pony and not a genius.
Ralph Detko
Ralph Detko:
I thought Let It Be was solid other than the excesses of Across The Universe, I Me Mine and Long And Winding Road. All Things Must Pass is great. Keith Richard was in love with Ronnie and in mortal fear of Phil finding out, as told in “Life”. The Ramones were scared to death of him, as told by Johnny in his book. Troubled genius.
James Cogan
James Cogan:
If we could remove his private life we could proclaim him as someone who gave us entertainment.
DJH Recordhound
DJH Recordhound:
I'd read about Spector's gun behaviours in a late-1980s book.
Ahmet Ertegun, founder and Spector's former boss at Atlantic Records, went to meet him at his office when he started at Warner Bros. Ertegun sat in complete darkness for a half-hour, thinking he's waiting for Spector to arrive. Lights went on, and Spector had been sitting in a corner the whole time, pointing a gun at Ertegun.

A disturbed mind is finally at rest.
Theodore St. Amant
Theodore St. Amant:
We lost Phil spector he had a long life as a music writer
patrick hutton
patrick hutton:
So,another cold blooded killer bites the dust and people bow down to his memory.How about the memory of Lana Clarkson??He's dead.Big sit.
Larry Toothbrush
Larry Toothbrush:
He also produced Lennon's first solo LP, Harrison's first solo LP and The Concert For Bangladesh.

He also fired a gun at The Ramones during a session he did while working on their LP
Sheba Maree
Sheba Maree:
if he produced the record that's why he gets get credit as producer. if he invented the sound he would have been credited as sound engineer.
Thomas Humphrey
Thomas Humphrey:
Fine line between genius and madness. Did a shit load for music and involved with so many hit songs you heard on the radio growing up, but apparently so effed up and brutal he shot a woman he had been out with in his home. Just sayin', hard to feel too bad for someone who would allegedly do that.
I heard from other musicians from the 70s that his wall of sound was bull and he was not as good at music as he is given credit for and he was a nasty human.
Vernon Allen
Vernon Allen:
Tactful tribute to Spector.
Otto By Ograffey
Otto By Ograffey:
Back when Paul and I were working on the,"Let it be" album, Phill wanted to add all of that orchestral music to the album. Paul was kind of okay with it, but I eventually talked Paul into a stripped down version. Phil wouldn't listen, and let me tell you, Paul and I were not happy at all. Well, long story short, Paul and I put a curse on Phil, and the rest is history. REST IN HELL, MURDERER!
Loved him in Easy Rider !
Fawn Tolson
Fawn Tolson:
Why do these folks get do much success, then go bonkers? Phil Spector had so much, had the knack to succeed, got the opportunity, then they weird out. Troubled souls. Hope he crosses over easily and finds peace. ✨
Johnny Silverhand
Johnny Silverhand:
Rest in Peace Phil Spector. Just kidding 👹
gabriel giron
gabriel giron:
My uncle Danny Dominguez was in corcon state prison with phill he told me he saw him in canteen one day rip
Boo Radley
Boo Radley:
The oldies station in okc which plays 80s stuff because that’s the only stuff I’ll like said that COVID got him... for real 😧. which wasn’t true ....