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Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll. Spector was dubbed the "First Tycoon of Teen" by writer Tom Wolfe[1] and is acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in pop music history.[2] After the 1970s, Spector mostly retired from public life. In 2009, he was convicted of second-degree murder and has remained incarcerated since.[3]

Born in the Bronx, Spector began his career in 1958 as co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the Teddy Bears, penning their US number-one single "To Know Him Is to Love Him". In 1960, he co-founded Philles Records, and at the age of 21, became the youngest ever US label owner to that point.[4] Over the next several years, he wrote, co-wrote, or produced records for acts such as the Ronettes and the Crystals, and later, John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles. He often employed what would become known as "the Wrecking Crew" as his de facto house band while collaborating with arranger Jack Nitzsche, engineer Larry Levine, and various Brill Building songwriters. Spector's other chart-topping singles include "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (co-written and produced for the Righteous Brothers, 1964), "The Long and Winding Road" (produced for the Beatles, 1970), and "My Sweet Lord" (produced for Harrison, 1970).

Spector is considered the first auteur among musical artists for the unprecedented freedom and control he had over every phase of the recording process. Additionally, he helped engender the idea of the studio as an instrument,[5] the integration of pop art aesthetics into music (art pop),[6] and the art rock genre.[7] His honors include the 1973 Grammy Award for Album of the Year for co-producing Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh (1971), a 1989 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a 1997 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[8] In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Spector number 63 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[9] According to BMI, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" is the song that received the most US airplay in the 20th century.

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Maria Segalla
Maria Segalla:
He was a genius in music and you can respect him for the music. Just dont overlook his cruelty toward innocent people. He murdered a girl who wanted to aspire to make her dreams bigger. He took that away. The way he treated his wife was sad as well. Theres nothing wrong with praising someone being smart in the music industry but dont overlook the terrible things he did. Just reading some of the comments praising him and saying RIP and not acknowledging he took someone's life is just disturbing. The crime scene was gruesome. It was vile.
Watching Spector interviews through the ages it's pretty clear he had a limited at best relationship with reality. This is probably the most coherent I've seen him
Richard Whitfill
Richard Whitfill:
They say there is a thin line between genius and madness. Phil is an example of this.
Robbie Crosbie
Robbie Crosbie:
After watching what he put ronnie spector through in their marriage he's one seriously messed up individual. He might of been a genius in music but the way he treated people was disgusting
Dr. Buzz VonJellar
Dr. Buzz VonJellar:
As brilliant as Phil was, in the end, he just had to deconstruct his life. Two lives were ended. That’s tragedy. His remarks here are accurate and insightful.
Nigel 900
Nigel 900:
Just goes to show, that simply having a genius mind and stellar talent, doesn’t mean you can’t possess an evil heart.
Cynthia B
Cynthia B:
He was superbly brilliant on so many levels. He did suffer from a “little man” complex and other mental health issues. He was highly OCD which in the end prob helped his creativity. That fine line between madness and genius is indeed fine. Microscopic, actually. To be simply categorized as a murderer is very sad. Indeed, he took the life of a beautiful, innocent woman. There’s no forgiveness for that. Yet his music legacy cannot be denied. Not just production. He wrote some of the most popular songs of the 20th Century. He will always be remembered for the murder, yet I do believe that he suffered from mental illness, probably misdiagnosed or undiagnosed for years. Then his ego and power came into the situation and everything turned ugly. It’s a sad sad situation indeed. He ended two lives that morning. His victim and his own.
Duff Hendrickson
Duff Hendrickson:
I met Phil Spector in 1973. He yelled at me, screamed, " You can't talk to me. How dare you talk to me." After that I stayed away from him.
celtic cub
celtic cub:
a man who was troubled and created some fabulous music and hopefully he will find peace wherever he is.
Jean-Paul Richard
Jean-Paul Richard:
I heard "to know him is to love him" as a teenager. No other song ever moved me more during that period of my life. I still have the 78-rpm recording of it I acquired immediately after it came out. I still play that song in between French, French Canadian and Neapolitan songs of my collections. My thanks to a tortured genius who made important gifts to music. Now, he has found peace.
The late Phil Spector can only be described as a very deranged, dangerous genius. Sadly, vulnerable humans became involved with him and paid very high prices! 😣
Keith Dickens
Keith Dickens:
A strange person but undoubtedly left his mark on the music world
He did great work, and with great bands. RIP Phil.
It is nice to get a glimpse of the man when he wasn't in that awful place. You can see the genius , the intellect and the understanding of his craft. It's such a shame that it came with such a dark side. No excusing what he did. The music was great.
Baron Saturday
Baron Saturday:
I love The Beatles' Let It Be (Naked) much more than the Phil Spector production of the original Let It Be album. On the inside you can read that this is how The Beatles really wanted it to sound, just like four guys playing in the garage. Anybody who didn't hear that one should really try! I don't want to say anything bad about Spector, he did some amazing productions in his lifetime.. But he was a nutcase too, what a life story!
Sally Brown
Sally Brown:
He took the un-wanted music that the beatles put on the shelf and made 4 of their biggest hits with it in 1970.
M Cruz
M Cruz:
You have to remember what this man did. One of the most respected at one point and still is in a sense, cause of all he did and brought to the table. Fate turned into unimaginable and inexplicable things. He lost his mind. His creative mind went haywire and the stories and updates kept getting worse and worse.
Alex No.3
Alex No.3:
He was a really killer producer
Francelee Paris
Francelee Paris:
A crazy but flawed genius…. But we all hide a little darkness in our lives… only he decided to take it one step further.. 😕
Jon Oz
Jon Oz:
He's so right about music. I'm early 40s & grew up on the old stuff, one of my favorites being Sam Cooke. Especially A Change Is Gonna Come (was just listening to it today). Anyway, I was always attracted to the orchestral arrangement & Sam's start with "I was born by the river". For YEARS I didn't realize what the song even meant. It flew right over my head for obvious reasons. It was my uncle who commented that it was a "very controversial song" in its day. That shocked me! I'm like, controversial? Then I learned some things & really how much music played a part during the Civil Rights Movement. Music pushed barriers along with other protests for change. And same for the war in Vietnam. Anyway, Phil was & is still oh so right about music today. It's just... empty. There's some catchy stuff, yes, but nothing at all that will stand the test of time (or change, really). Perhaps some think we don't need music, but I would never agree with that.
Robert Himmelman
Robert Himmelman:
He’s right; no one should get away with murder.
mj Rotondi
mj Rotondi:
Greedy energy can be mistaken for genius.
Can't deny the great music he created in the studio, though.
Dan Vincent
Dan Vincent:
It’s bloody tragic how far he fell. The guy is an out and out genius
Spector only had a few years of this genius he likes to talk about. From about 1962-1965 he was ahead of the curve in the studio but this became obsolete by about 1967. Always an interesting guy but definitely a damaged soul without any wisdom.
Johnny Cola Songs
Johnny Cola Songs:
Colin M
Colin M:
A troubled man but a true music genius. RIP Phil Spector.
Aubrey Krendale
Aubrey Krendale:
Great producer but that's where his genius ends.
mac man
mac man:
Maybe in death he will find the peace of mind that eluded him tragically during life , one thing for certain despite his misdemeanours he single handedly made a difference and will go down in musical history as a maverick , how many of us mere mortals will leave that legacy behind , R.I.P mr Spectacular.
He can be seen as a very young man playing a record executive on an early episode of "I Dream of Jeannie."
David Zitzman
David Zitzman:
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Nickname unavailable:
I wonder if that violently , uncontrolled shaking right hand was the one that “accidentally “ pulled the trigger on the fateful night. RIP Phil, I really love all that your music has meant to me and the world.
Maurice Rivers
Maurice Rivers:
He was a classic Capricorn: the hardest-working, most ambitious sign in the zodiac. It's a shame that his personal problems and the mania later took over, and the madness took over.
Blair Macdonald
Blair Macdonald:
Great interview, and great music.
It's so sad about Phil Spector. It all went to his head and all the pills and he thought he could treat people like shit because he made them famous and he thought that he was the genius and they were nothing if not for him. I have little hope to ever see him released from jail and in good mental health again. The music he made has outlived him already.
BB -8
BB -8:
It's a damn shame he did what he did to that poor actress. His choice.
He was a kook but he was brilliant in the studio
S. Adam Bernstein
S. Adam Bernstein:
November 2008. 4:30 "You can't have civil change without good music and there is no good music today". Prescient as heck-- another aspect of his genius? 1939-2021. To know him is to love him.
Woody's Hobbies
Woody's Hobbies:
Phil is an amazing guy.
Phil Spector reminds me of what my Sergeant used to say. “You can get a million ‘atta-boys’... but then there’s that ‘aw shit’ that they’ll always remember you for.”
THX 1138
THX 1138:
What a Shame That Such a Talented Man Choose That Life Style & Died Under Those Circumstances, May GOD Have Mercy on His Soul. RIP Phil Spector (January 16, 2021).
angelo Finaldi
angelo Finaldi:
There was and there will be good music... Always... Music travels with evolution and times.. Phil with all the respect to him... should understand music like sports like many other things.. Evolved.. Greatness is timeless.. He was an ace of pop... But there is a variety of music.. That he has never touched... But he's dead now.. And if he really did what he did.. ( murder =)... Well He did a bad mix
Robert J. duPreez
Robert J. duPreez:
This is the only interview where the man seemed to have a warm, and open personality. 50 years too late I'd have to reflect back, but he is gone now. Had the music thing down, but not the PR.
David Coburn
David Coburn:
A musical genius of his time undoubtedly, the music has and will endure. Mad as a box of frogs without doubt,totally disconnected from the real world.
But why when I see and hear him do I think of Moe from The Simpsons?
B H:
Can't deny that Phil Spector was a legend in the music industry. Whish he had not murdered that woman. His involuntary shaky trembling hand visible in this interview might be a side effect of psychiatric medication.
Saint Martins
Saint Martins:
Here 7 hours after hearing that he left this earth (Jan.17/21) from complications from covid-19 while in prison. It's a shame the incredible legacy of innovation he created will forever be tainted by his criminal act. Nothing wrong if you still choose to enjoy his work. Just remember Lana Clarkson as well.
Julian Ciaha
Julian Ciaha:
RIP Phil Spector - you were mad as hell but you made history and no one can take that away from you.
That AMC Guy
That AMC Guy:
It's a tremendous balancing act.... genius and insanity walking hand in hand. Like he says, how do you get people to think like you when they're not even on the same level as you? How can you convince them that you might have a better idea when they don't even understand what your idea is? But somehow, he managed to get his point across and he was right. He was the man behind much of the music of the early 60's. He created the sound of a generation.

Problem is, where do you go from there?

Genius and Sloth make terrible bedfellows. He may have had issues and it's just a shame he may have never had the opportunity to face his demons. It's not easy growing up without a father as I'm sure anybody who has done so will surely attest. Becoming successful and really having nobody to share it with makes one over-indulge. With nobody to keep a person in check... well, that's recipe for disaster.

I surely hope he finds the peace in death he so craved in life.
Terre Wertz
Terre Wertz:
I agree! the music today fades away eventually but Spectors 50 plus years later is still loved! that’s speaks volumes.
Paul Kinna
Paul Kinna:
Phil Spector was a Genius , Best sound , I think the music of the 60's was the best .
In the end, he was a troubled man due to the over indulgences he was able to feed himself with, along with the heavy doses of drugs. He didn't even blink in the end. Looked like a startled human being. Probably a foresight of where and what he would see after death in my opinion.
Edward Anthony
Edward Anthony:
He was an amazing versatile talent. Too bad it went downhill @ the twilight.
Steven Douglas
Steven Douglas:
He was a Great producer
Ms x Murda
Ms x Murda:
Phil is the perfect example of a genius who let it get to his head. Look at how he lived. The man thought he was a king and could hurt people at will. Lana isn’t the first woman he hurt. Without The Beatles and Ronnets etc...Phil would be a used car salesman.
Benji Schneider
Benji Schneider:
he was a genius...of course. but also a broken man. his story of life is ending now. thank you for the music...
Rob Fiss
Rob Fiss:
Incredible mind , he lived an eccentric life . Crazed unusual behavior is due to a mind that's in a different orbit .
Ivan VDK
Ivan VDK:
Thx Phil for the music. Influencing me since 1976. Thx for ‘back to mono’. Thx for working with Jeff and Ellie, Carole and Gerry, Barry and Cynthia, Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye, Tommy Tedesco, Sonny Bono, the rest of the Wrecking crew still alive or passed away, Jack Nitzsche, Bobby Hatfield, Lala Brooks, Estelle Bennett and many many others who made your Wall of Sound. You made the sixtiessound popular. Respect for what you did for the music industry. The rest is private. To know your music is to love your music.
Chris Lancaster
Chris Lancaster:
An amazing find. Thank you for posting.
William Henderson
William Henderson:
We want our heroes to be perfect but sometimes they aren’t.
Lex Von Ghoul
Lex Von Ghoul:
Rest in peace. Spector was a troubled soul but also a musical genius.
For those watching, it was announced by the New York Times (albeit there are better sources) that Phil Died at the age of 81. While I do have my gripe about him, he did create some of the best music in the biz from the Ronettes to the Ramones (Albeit through Joey Ramone and no one else) to even John Lennon and the beatles, of whome would go on to be legends in the biz. Not only that, but, depending how you view it, he practically had the whole "Corrupt Producer" character in spades. Guy apparently had guns that he would normally point at whomever he was working with. DeeDee Ramone, during an interview in 1982, had tiny comment about his gun habits. Depending on how you viewed these habits, this may helped people recognize that there was something wrong with the biz.

All in all, he was legend who was punished and stripped of that status when he committed murder. Shame too, with the way he was going he would not only lived a legend, it could've been possible he would've died a legend in a legendary way. Sorry Phil, legends is a title you don't taint. Hopefully god has a forgiving heart for you. See ya around.
James Kennedy
James Kennedy:
He was close friends with Lenny Bruce . Massive drug abuse led to paranoia , then psychosis .
A J:
He had his influence everywhere in the 60's. He was even on the airplane with the Beatles when they first came to the US. Ronettes were probably the group he had the most influence on, but to produce the Righteous Brothers hits and Lennon and Harrison put you in the major league. But, as with a lot of geniuses, he blew it all.
It's such a shame that a person who is considered brilliant and a genius many times does not possess good judgment, common sense and mental stability. It was as if he was doomed to end Lana Clarkson's life and destroy his own.
He was a musical pioneer without any
doubt. He was 'Awake' but suffered madness at times.. We think he was influenced and then set up by evil people and was innocent of murder.....He had started exposing the corruption in the mid 60s... By the the time of the shooting they decided he had to go as he had become a liability....R.I.P...
Interesting person, seems very lucid, profound perspective of things, his demons got the best of him and a beautiful woman at the receiving end.
Bernard Winn
Bernard Winn:
Yes he was a genius. But you could tell he had serious issues in his personal life. But he had the gift of music. Rest in peace Phil Spector
p 28
p 28:
One of the most important people in music history. Whether it was his work or the work of people who he influenced. He changed music forever.

But he took a girls life.
Everything he did was lost when he killed her.
He's where he belongs.
Lubos Suchanek
Lubos Suchanek:
Phil Spector byl originální, výborný. Byla to osobnost.
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Phil Spector's Wall of Sound will NEVER die! Pepe Wilberg's interpretation from 2014 LIVE: The Raveonettes are worth checking out too!!!💪✌👌👍👏
Rich Boy Ant
Rich Boy Ant:
Rest in peace. Best producer that ever done it.
Martin Bryant
Martin Bryant:
Sad end to a genius
North Dallas Forty
North Dallas Forty:
Phil walked a tightrope between
Insanity and Insanity
The Long & Winding it came out on Let it Be was perfection.The song is a real classic as it is with the Orchestra.
My Sweet Lord is perfect too..sound just superb..
JON Gergeceff
JON Gergeceff:
A brilliant man but sad ending.
Levi Stubbs
Levi Stubbs:
his music lives on forever RIP
Sharon Rebibo
Sharon Rebibo:
A true original whose songs will live on forever.😿
Dave Rossignol
Dave Rossignol:
Some of the artists he produced were supremely talented. His sound referred to as the wall of sound was overproduced. There is genius in many professions but when it comes to art - many are quick to elevate the musicians, producers, and managers to status of genius level - when it’s a team effort. The final result is sublime sometimes. A team of people build a bridge. They name it after someone deemed to be important but those that actually designed, manufactured, and build it receive little credit. Yet they are the brains and brawn behind said project. I’m not saying he wasn’t good at what he did but saying he was a genius is overstated. IMO
The Artist Formerly Known As..
The Artist Formerly Known As..:
Flew through a windshield and was never the same.
Paco Sandoval
Paco Sandoval:
I think he was a genius who made a life changing mistake
Sherree Wilson
Sherree Wilson:
He wrote beautiful songs that touched my heart. 🌹
Leaves a complicated legacy. RIP
Marty Jackson
Marty Jackson:
Sad seeing all the talk about how great Spector was - considering the abuse he put Ronnie through, and the fact that he murdered an innocent woman.

People still talk of him like he’s amazing? Crazy folk.
Sebastian Baca
Sebastian Baca:
"There is no good music today" this was in accurate and quite sane observation from a sick man
Daniel Fronc
Daniel Fronc:
Most all of us are gifted in some regard but also have one or more shortcoming(s). The gift we're given seldom lasts a lifetime. I'm glad that I was able to experience this clip. He was not a lifelong criminal. Just the opposite. He was a lifelong musical prodigy who was bereft of purpose, and direction at he end of his life. He desperately needed someone to balance his inner demon and engage his mind after he retired and became a recluse. Not living a daily job, working at anything, can and will bring out one's baser personality. I'm sorry first and foremost for the young woman he killed and that he didn't own up to it in court, pleading insanity as he clearly was insane. In healthcare I've worked with felons that are like your next door neighbor. While lucid here, i believe that his mind just continued it's downward spiral. It's too bad that his life's work will be checkered by a lack of a support system and the murder which resulted from it.
i wish someone had helped this man he give so much to people but will ne remembered for the wrong reasons rip mate
larry Simon
larry Simon:
What a Genius/Talent ............sadly will be remembered for that awful murder of Lana.
One of the best tortured geniuses of our era. R.I.P. Phil Spector.
RIP Genius.
Andrew Hillabrand
Andrew Hillabrand:
Phil was a mess personally but a great producer. Of course he will always be remembered as a murderer but he did change the way music was recorded. His influence and sound changed everything. After listening to his wall of sound structure I do believe Brian Wilson took it another step further. Brian is a genius and wrote some of the most heart warming songs of all time. But Brian will always say he was influenced by Spector. I hope people listen to Brian's work and really cherish it but still remember Phil was the muse that made him record in that structure. RIP Phil. As fans try to separate the two sides of this complexed man. What he did was beyond wrong but this is about his music that will live on for years.
Tom Hansen
Tom Hansen:
Spector was nothing more than a product of good timing in life, it happens occasionally and all the dull dummies out there marvel about it.
Herr Zeit
Herr Zeit:
This man is a tragedy. He had all the riches, but no love. And this burned him down.
Kim Diez
Kim Diez:
Maria Segalla
4 days ago
He was a genius in music and you can respect him for the music. Just dont overlook his cruelty toward innocent people. He murdered a girl who wanted to aspire to make her dreams bigger. He took that away. The way he treated his wife was sad as well. Theres nothing wrong with praising someone being smart in the music industry but dont overlook the terrible things he did. Just reading some of the comments praising him and saying RIP and not acknowledging he took someone's life is just disturbing. The crime scene was gruesome. It was vile
Linda S. Blough
Linda S. Blough:
Seemed as though he lived a very precious, yet productive life. He met who he did. Did what he did. He musically effected some very famous people’s careers, and did go somewhere in his life. And his demons were lock step with him too. And that part was sadly…an…awful…twist of fate. Life can get very far away from you if you aren’t careful. Some thin lines can sever the way we think.
Mark Marsh
Mark Marsh:
a totally genuine lunatic
Musically gifted but definitely out of his mind.
Ben Vasilinda
Ben Vasilinda:
He ruined his life, that woman’s life along with her families lives but damn that man knew music.
vernen foreman
vernen foreman:
Spanish Harlem written by Spector and Jerry Lieber new years eve 1959 (I think) will always be my favorite. I feel such sadness when I think of his life
Frankie Reinares
Frankie Reinares:
he's just pure musical with mostly gifted artists,he had a darker side.all his songs are in my🙏✝️phil spector.
BunFight 2000
BunFight 2000:
The guy is a flawed genius.
Kate Wild
Kate Wild:
Very sad for him to end up like this
antony stabielli
antony stabielli:
such a shame how it all had to end for this guy ,, and of course not to mention his victim .
very sad .