Phil SpectorThe music producer responsible for some of the biggest hits and the architect of The Wall of Sound is dead … Sources with first-hand knowledge say to TMZ.
We were told that he had passed away from complications related to COVID, after being moved from his cell to hospital. We are told that he was diagnosed 4 weeks ago and went to the hospital but has recovered well enough to return to prison, serving a sentence of 19 to life imprisonment for his murder. Lana Clarkson.
Our sources say that he relapsed and was suffering from difficulty breathing and was rushed to hospital, where he died on Saturday.
Spector started his career early … when he was still in high school, he produced his first major hit, “To Know It Is To Love Him” for Teddy Bears.
After that, the gates opened. He produced a string of hit songs … from The Righteous Brothers, “You Lovin ‘Feeling,” “Unchained Melody,” “You Are My Soul and Inspiration,” “The Ronettes” Be My Baby, “The Crystals“ He’s Rebel ”over and over again.
Spector had a deep connection with the Beatles, and produced their latest album, “Let It Be”. Among the songs “The Long and Winding Road”, “The Return” and the Main Track. Also produce John LennonSolo work, including “Instant Karma” and “Imagine”.
The elephant’s reach was far and wide. Also produce Ike & Tina TurnerThe song “River Deep, Mountain High.”
Phil produced The Ronettes and married the lead singer, Ronnie.
Spector’s Wall of Sound was a technology he discovered in a tunnel near Hollywood Blvd. The sound creates a roaring effect, which Spector called “The Wagnerian Way of Rock and Roll”.
He is credited with developing the “sound wall” technology. The Wall’s production approach involved the extra dubbing of dozens of musicians to produce a complete sound. The effect produced a “roar” that Spector described as “Wagner’s style of rock and roll.”
The sound was later imitated by Bruce Springsteen The Beach Boys.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Spector ended up in prison for killing Lana Clarkson in 2009. He was serving a 19-year prison sentence.
In March 2013, Al Pacino Spector played in the movie “Phil Spector.”“
Spector was 81 years old.