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Phil Spector

Record producer, songwriter, session musician

Net Worth $ 10 Million
  • Birthday26th Dec, 39
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusMarried
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Born Phillip Harvey "Phil" Spector has an estimated net worth $100 million. Spector , gained much fame as the subject of a murder charge as an American record producer, songwriter, and the originator of the "Wall of Sound" production method. Spector began his singing career when he was in high school with his band, the ‘Teddy Bears’.  In 1958, Teddy Bears released their album; To Know Him Is to Love Him which went to #1 on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Spector began his habit of wearing outlandish wigs after he had serious head injuries on March 31, 1974. In 1977, Spector reemerge and began producing and co-writing a controversial album by Leonard Cohen, entitled Death of a Ladies' Man. In 1980, Spector produced the much-publicized Ramones album End of the Century with best known and most successful singles Rock 'n' Roll High School and  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? In 2003, Spector released Silence Is Easy by Starsailor with one of the two songs peaked at UK top 10 single. In 2006, Spector produced singer-songwriter Hargo's track, Crying For John Lennon which originally appears on Hargo’s album In Your Eyes. In December 2007, Spector was given a songwriting credit on the single B Boy Baby for its melodic and lyrical passages. In mid-April 2008, BBC 2 broadcast a special entitled ‘Phil Spector: The Agony and The Ecstasy. It consists of Spector's first screen interview — breaking a long period of media silence. Spector is serving his sentence for killing Lana Clarkson at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (SATF) in Corcoran, California and he will be eligible for parole at 88 years old.

Quotes

  • "I felt obligated to change music to art, the same way that Galileo proved the Earth was round to the world and that the Sun did not stand still."
  • "I'm dealing in rock'n'roll. I'm, like, I'm not a bona fide human being."
  • "Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage."
  • "People tell me they idolise me, want to be like me, but I tell them, 'trust me, you don't want my life.' I've been a very tortured soul."
  • "The gun went off accidentally."
  • "When I went into the studio I created a sound that I wanted to hear."

Did you know?

  • Phil Spector was voted the 63rd Greatest Rock
  • Phil Spector currently serving time for murder at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran.
  • Phil Spector claimed that he trained himself to sleep only 2-3 hours a night as a young man.
  • Phil Spector was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (under the category Non-Performer).
  • Phil Spector was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997.

Family & relationships

Phil Spector Estates and Homes (1)

Creepy “Pyrenees Castle” in Alhambra

He bought the faux chateau in 1998 for $1.1 million. The entry hall of Spector’s castle had been rumored to be haunted. One woman who grew up in the area says that she and her friends would dare each other to run up to the house and touch it, and she only had the nerve to do it once.

Phil Spector Wedding (3)

Annette and Phil attended the same high school and had some of the same friends. They worked briefly together when Annette became the lead vocalist of the Spectors Three group. After meeting again in May 1961, they had a long distance courtship. Phil proposed in January 1963 and gave Annette a 2 1/2-carat diamond ring. Phil and Annette were married in New York City on February 18, 1963 in a rabbi's Central Park West study. They only had 3 guests and a small reception at a friend's apartment. There was no honeymoon.

Spector's second marriage was to Veronica Bennett, later known as Ronnie Spector. Ronnie was the lead singer of the girl group, the Ronettes. Their marriage lasted from 1968 to 1974.

On September 1, 2006, Spector married his third wife, Rachelle Short. Although there is a 41-year age difference, Short is quoted as saying "I like the way he looks." "He's boyish and cute, witty, smart and we are so much alike even though we are generations apart.

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