(LOS ANGELES) — Phil Spector, the famed music producer who was later convicted of homicide, has died, the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed. He was 81.
Officers mentioned he died of pure causes Saturday at an outdoor hospital.
Again in 2003, Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson. In 2009, he was sentenced to 19 years to life in jail.
Dubbed “The First Tycoon of Teen,” Spector’s pioneering and legendary “Wall of Sound” manufacturing methodology helped form pop music within the Nineteen Sixties and stays influential to at the present time. He was a member of the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame and the Songwriters Corridor of Fame.
Amongst his productions: the Beatles’ Let It Be, George Harrison’s The Live performance for Bangladesh, and numerous chart hits, together with The Righteous Brothers’ “You have Misplaced that Loving Feelin,'” and girl-group classics by the Ronettes and the Crystals, together with “Be My Child” and “He is a Insurgent.”
By Andrea Tuccillo and Andrea Dresdale
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