A top Hollywood producer is dead and the entertainment business is reeling from the tragic news. They can’t believe an icon has just passed away.
“Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his ‘Wall of Sound’ method and who later was convicted of murder, has died,” reported Breitbart News.
Based upon a report from the Associated Press, Spector, 81, was “convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003” and “spent his remaining years in a prison hospital east of Stockton.”
Long before his conviction, however, he was hailed as “the greatest record producer ever” by none other than the late Beatles legend, John Lennon. His reputation in the industry was clearly strong for producing major hits.
His credits including “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” and “He’s a Rebel,” according to the AP. Spector crafted these hits with “an overdubbed onslaught of instruments, vocals and sound effects” known as the “Wall of Sound.”
Spector’s musical legacy will endure, even though it is obscured by the last 17 years. He claimed that Clarkson’s death was an “accidental suicide,” but this was not convincing and he was “sentenced to 19 years to life.”
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