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Phil Spector Convicted Of Murder

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

LOS ANGELES — One of the most influential music producers and engineers, Phil Spector, was found guilty of second-degree murder. In his first trial, the jurors could not reach a verdict. The second trial ended with a guilty verdict and now Phil faces 18 years to life when he is sentenced in May.

Phil is the originator of the “Wall of Sound”. The Wall of Sound is a recording method in which the artist is stands in front of a huge stack of speakers. In the 1960’s he pioneered the “girl group” sound. Throughout his career he worked with acts, such as, The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love, The Righteous Brothers, John Lennon, Ike and Tina Turner, George Harrison, The Ramones and The Beatles. His hit songs included “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”, “Unchained Melody”, “Imagine” and “Let It Be”.