Phil Spector

Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer.

Coming to prominence in the early 1960s, Spector became one of the most distinctive producers in the history of popular music. He was hailed in his heyday by Tom Wolfe as the "First Tycoon of Teen." The originator of the famous "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 various artists, including Ike and Tina Turner, The Beatles, and The Ramones with similar success. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.

The 1965 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", co-written by Phil Spector, is listed by BMI as the song with the most U.S. air play in the 20th century.[1] The original version was performed by The Righteous Brothers and produced by Spector.

In later years, Spector increasingly became known for his eccentricity, reclusive temperament and obsessive behavior that culminated with a mistrial in a second-degree murder case.

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