Phil Spector: talented and guilty
The verdict came the other day.. Phil Spector guilty of second degree murder for the death of Lana Clarkson in 2003. Sad news, but not completely unexpected.
Phil Spector is/was a producing genius. Here are some of the artists he worked with: Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, The Beatles, Righteous Brothers, Leonard Cohen and his girl groups like former wife Ronnie Spector's Ronettes, the Crystals. His " Wall of Sound" was as recognizable as HIS, just like the Funk Brothers and their contribution to all those Motown hits.
But he was always a little crazy and stories of him pulling out guns are legendary; waving a hand gun at the recording sessions for John Lennon's Rock and Roll album, pulling a gun on the Ramones after 8 hours of recording the same opening chord to Rock and Roll HS, coming out on stage with 3 body guards with guns as he is to be inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 .
Someone was bound to get hurt eventually. He faces 25 years to life in prison.
A very sad end to a strange man's story.