Phil Spector

Phil Spector

Phil Spector's Wall of Sound still stands as a milestone in recording history. It forever changed the art of record production and created some of rock's best-loved and best-sounding music. Phil Spector raised pop production's ambition and sophistication by overdubbing scores of musicians to produce a massive roar. Spector called it “a Wagnerian approach to rock & roll: little symphonies for the kids.” But as impactful as Spector’s production work was, it was nearly overshadowed by his bizarre and violent behavior. In 2009 he went to prison for murder.

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