Finally, Phil Spector with the whacked out hairdo and obsession with guns has been found guilty of second degree murder. The Capricorn, can add convicted felon to his music resume.
The originator of the “Wall of Sound” production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s’ girl group sound and clocked in over twenty-five Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965. In later years he worked with such artists as Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ramones with similar success, including production work on the Academy Award winning Let It Be and Grammy Award winning Concert for Bangladesh soundtracks. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.
In later years, Spector has become increasingly known for his eccentricity, reclusive temperament and obsessive behavior. The 2003 shooting death of Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California home led to his being charged with murder in the second degree. His first trial ended in a mistrial. His second trial resulted in a conviction of second degree murder on April 13, 2009.
After murder charges were filed, Spector married aspiring singer and actress Rachelle Short on September 1, 2006. Also, she is VERY YOUNG. I guess she will be spending his money while he sits in jail.
Brilliant, but crazy, he should have gotten life. Hopefully, Lana Clarkson’s family can finally have some closure. Poor girl, such a waste.