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Controversial Music Producer Phil Spector Dies

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 BeatlesLet 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

 

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