Phil Spector
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1939-12-26
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Phil Spector

Phil Spector Biography (Wikipedia)

Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll. Spector was dubbed the "First Tycoon of Teen" by writer Tom Wolfe and is acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in pop music history. After the 1970s, Spector mostly retired from public life. In 2009, he was convicted of second-degree murder and has remained incarcerated since.

Born in the Bronx, Spector began his career in 1958 as co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the Teddy Bears, penning their US number-one single "To Know Him Is to Love Him". In 1960, he co-founded Philles Records, and at the age of 21, became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. Over the next several years, he wrote, co-wrote, or produced records for acts such as the Ronettes and the Crystals, and later, John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles. He often employed what would become known as "the Wrecking Crew" as his de facto house band while collaborating with arranger Jack Nitzsche, engineer Larry Levine, and various Brill Building songwriters. Spector's other chart-topping singles include "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (co-written and produced for the Righteous Brothers, 1964), "The Long and Winding Road" (produced for the Beatles, 1970), and "My Sweet Lord" (produced for Harrison, 1970).

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Ellie Greenwich
Be My Baby
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Be My Baby
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120 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
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120 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
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Tedesco And Pitman
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Tedesco And Pitman
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SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES Recording
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SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES Recording
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To Know Him Is to Love Him
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To Know Him Is to Love Him
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Silent Night
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Silent Night
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There's No Other (Like My Baby)
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There's No Other (Like My Baby)
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The Bells of St. Mary's
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The Bells of St. Mary's
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Christmas Mix
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Christmas Mix
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It's That Kind Of Day
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It's That Kind Of Day
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A Christmas Gift For You
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A Christmas Gift For You
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To Know Him is to Love Him
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To Know Him is to Love Him
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