Phil Spector

  1. The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be…Naked’ Finally Arrives on iTunes

    April 03, 2013 3:03 AM EDT The Beatles’ stripped-back, Phil Spector-free version of “Let It Be” has finally made its debut on the iTunes store -– a decade after its physical release. The 11-track “Let It Be…Naked” album arrived today on Apple’s digital music service carry ...

  2. Searching For The Next 'Sugar Man'? Try 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

    January 23, 2013 7:07 PM EST A woman, visibly moved by the stories in Morgan Neville's "Twenty Feet From Stardom," stood to ask a question of the director and five backup singers after midday screening of the documentary. She thanked them for their honesty in t ...

  3. Phil Spector Seeks Supreme Court Appeal

    December 16, 2011 9:30 AM EST A lawyer for imprisoned music legend Phil Spector is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his murder conviction, arguing his constitutional rights were violated by the trial judge. Attorney Dennis Riordan contends that Superior Court Judge Larr ...

  4. California Court Rejects Phil Spector Appeal

    May 02, 2011 9:15 PM EDT A California appeals court rejected music producer Phil Spector's bid to overturn his murder conviction on Monday, saying it was permissible for prosecutors to call a parade of women who said Spector had threatened them with guns in the past. ...

  5. Phil Spector Murder Case Set for Appeals Arguments

    April 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT While legendary music producer Phil Spector sits in prison, his lawyers are poised to urge an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction and grant a new trial on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. Oral ar ...

  6. Al Pacino To Play Phil Spector In HBO Movie: Report

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Al Pacino will play imprisoned record producer Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO Films production, according to the New York Times . Spector, 70, was convicted of second-degree murder last year and is now serving 19 years to life for murder. David M ...

  7. Phil Spector Denied Wearing A Wig

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of Phil Spector's sons has praised a documentary that depicts the convicted homicidal music producer as a sociopath and a narcissist. The film, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," is based on a three and a half hour int ...

  8. Phil Spector Produces New Album -- For Wife

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Spector has produced his first major recording project in 30 years -- a debut album for his wife Rachelle, her publicist said. Spector, 70, who is serving a minimum 19 years in prison for the 2003 shooting death of a Hollywood actress, produc ...

  9. Appeal Filed In Phil Spector Case

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Phil Spector have asked an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. In an extremely detailed 148-page brief filed Wednesday (March 10), the attorneys ci ...

  10. Spector Gets 19 Years To Life For Clarkson's Death

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Six years ago, Phil Spector was barely a blip on the American celebrity radar screen. Although his music lived on, his name and face were only dimly recalled by rock music aficionados until a shooting at his Alhambra mansion propelled him to notor ...

  11. Phil Spector Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion six years ago. A Superior Court jury returned the verdict after an estimated 29 to 30 hours of deliberation ...

  12. Estelle Bennett, Member Of The Ronettes, Dies

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Estelle Bennett, one of the Ronettes, the singing trio whose 1963 hit "Be My Baby" epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. Bennett's ...

  13. Phil Spector Recording Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock 'n' roll music with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday, his family said Tuesday. L ...

  14. Jazz Producer Dorn Dies

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville Brothers, died of a heart attack on Monday in New York. He was 65. Dorn, a one-time disc-jockey at a Philadelphia jazz radio station, was p ...

  15. Mistrial Declared In Phil Spector Murder Trial

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The murder trial of music producer Phil Spector ended in a mistrial today because of a deadlocked jury. The mistrial came on the 12th day of deliberations on whether Spector murdered actress Lana Clarkson more than four and a half years ago. The 1 ...

  16. Judge: Jurors At Impasse In Phil Spector Trial

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jurors in Phil Spector's murder trial have indicated they believe they are at an impasse, the judge said today (Sept. 18) after the panel sent a note in its seventh day of deliberations. The record producer is charged with second-degree murde ...

  17. Spoon, Allen, The Pipettes Usher In SXSW

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Minimalist alt-rockers Spoon unveiled songs from its new album, ramshackle folk-pop collective Beirut flashed some accordion prowess and modern girl group the Pipettes set out to prove its old-fashioned pop transcended shtick status. So began the ...

  18. Van Halen, Patti Smith Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk poet Patti Smith brought her earthy growl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 12), inducted as a member with the Ronettes, Van Halen, R.E.M. and the institution's first hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash. Shy, and fighting bac ...

  19. Spector's Troubles Continue

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Slain woman's mother files wrongful death suit. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock producer Phil Spector, who faces trial later this year charged with the 2003 murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson, was sued for wrongful death Thursday by the sla ...

  20. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed Sept. 27 with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. (Associated Press) -- Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed S ...

  21. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27 ...

  22. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27 ...

  23. Phil Spector Hires Former Gotti Attorney

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music producer Phil Spector has hired an attorney who used to work for mob boss John Gotti to defend him on murder charges after his previous attorney resigned from the case. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Music producer Phil Spector has hired an attorney wh ...

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    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against h ...

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    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against h ...

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  27. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on LOS ANGELES -- Producer Phil Spector has filed ...

  28. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  29. Starsailor

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The sophomore release from the Britpop quartet features two cuts produced by Phil Spector. The sophomore release from the Britpop quartet features two cuts produced by Phil Spector. News Phil Spector ...