Phil SpectorThe music producer and architect of The Wall of Sound, who is responsible for some of the biggest hits in music, has died … sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ.
We are told that after he was transferred from his prison cell to the hospital, he died of complications related to COVID. We are told that he was diagnosed 4 weeks ago and went to the hospital, but recovered enough to return to prison, where he was serving a 19-year sentence on a murder charge. Lana Clarkson.
Our sources say that he was relaxed, had trouble breathing and was rushed back to the hospital, where he died on Saturday.
Spector began his career early … When he was in high school, he produced his first big hit, “To Know Him to Love Him” by Teddy Bear.
And then, the flood gates opened. He hit a slew of hit films … “You Lost That Lovin That Feeling,” “Unwanted Melody” and “You’re My Soul and Inspiration,” Ronettes “Be My Baby,” The Crystals “from The Right Brothers. , “and on and on.
Spector had a strong association with The Beatles, and produced their final album, “Let It Be”. Songs include, “The Long and Winding Road,” “Get Back,” and the title track. They also produced John LennonSolo works including “Quick Karma,” and “Kalpana”.
Phil’s reach was far and wide. They also produced Ike And Tina Turner“River Deep, Mountain High.”
Phil produced The Ronettes and married the lead singer, Ronnie.
Spector Wall of Sound was a technique he discovered in a tunnel near Hollywood Bloods. The sound produces a roaring effect, which Spector calls a “Wagnerian approach to rock ‘n’ roll”.
He is credited with developing the “Wall of Sound” technique. The “wall” approach to production involved a process of overdubbing the musicians’ scores to create a complete sound. The effect created a “roar”, which Spector described as a “Wagnerian approach to rock ‘n’ roll”.
The sound was copied later Bruce Springsteen And the middle boys.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Spector is jailed in 2009 for the murder of Lana Clarkson. He was serving a 19-year prison sentence.
In March 2013, al Pacino Played the role of Spector in the film Phil Spector.“