Phil Spector, the music producer behind the iconic ‘Wall Of Sound’ has died at the age of 81. Spector was a complex figure – a genius and a madman who infamously brought guns into the recoding studio.
The length and breadth of Spector’s career is mind-boggling and his array of hits endless. Movies In Focus‘ favourite work of Phil Spector’s was George Harrison‘s All Things Must Pass, The Beatles‘ Let It Be, Leonard Cohen‘s Death Of A Ladies’ Man and 1963’s brilliant A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector.
Phil Spector‘s legacy was destroyed in 2003 after he was arrested when actress Lana Clarkson died from a gunshot would at his home. After a 2007 mistrial, Spector was retried in 2009 and convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 19 years in prison.
There will be mixed feelings about Phil Spector’s life and death, but his talent was undeniable.
Phil Spector 1939 – 2021