Phil Spector

Arguably one of the most successful and influential figures in the history of pop music, producer Phil Spector was also one of its most notorious, thanks to decades of erratic and even dangerous behavior that culminated ... Read more »
Born: 12/26/1939 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (32)

The Walk 2015 (Movie)

("Da Dou Ron Ron") (Song)

388 Arletta Avenue 2012 (Movie)

("Da Doo Ron Ron") (Song)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 (Movie)

("Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)") (Song)

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

("Chapel Of Love") (Song)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

("Da Doo Ron Ron") (Song)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

("Be My Baby") (Song)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

("I Can Hear Music") (Song)

Crazy Love 2007 (Movie)

("I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine") (Song)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 (Movie)

("Here We Go Again") (Song)

Bad Santa 2003 (Movie)

("Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)") (Song)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

(Song)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

("Chapel of Love") (Song)

What's Love Got to Do With It 1993 (Movie)

song producer("River Deep Mountain High") (Song)

My Cousin Vinny 1992 (Movie)

("A Second Hand Love") (Song)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

song producer("(Today I Met) the Boy I'm Gonna Marry") (Song)

Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)

("Chapel of Love") (Song)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

("Da Doo Ron Ron") (Song)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("Then He Kissed Me") (Song)

Salsa 1988 (Movie)

("Spanish Harlem") (Song)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

("Then He Kissed Me") (Song)

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

song producer("Be My Baby") (Song)

Full Metal Jacket 1987 (Movie)

("Chapel of Love") (Song)

The Pick-Up Artist 1987 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

("Chapel of Love") (Song)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling") (Song)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

("Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)") (Song)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

("Chapel of Love") (Song)

Sapiches 1981 (Movie)

("Da Doo Ron Ron") (Song)

Divine Madness 1980 (Movie)

("Chapel of Love") (Song)

Shifshuf Naim 1980 (Movie)

("To Know Him Is to Love Him") (Song)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

("Da Doo Ron Ron" "Be My Baby") (Song)

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

(Music Producer)
Actor (3)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

Connection (Actor)

Biography

Arguably one of the most successful and influential figures in the history of pop music, producer Phil Spector was also one of its most notorious, thanks to decades of erratic and even dangerous behavior that culminated in a shocking 2009 murder conviction. Four decades prior, Spector was regarded as an eccentric visionary whose signature production technique, a Wagnerian assault on the senses called the "Wall of Sound," generated some of the greatest songs of the 1960s and 1970s, including the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," the epic "River Deep Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner, as well as the Beatles' Let It Be, John Lennon's Imagine and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen echoed Spector's studio brilliance in their own equally legendary music, but Spector's own personal demons rendered him irrelevant by the end of the 1970s. He surfaced sporadically throughout the next decades, usually in stories about his increasingly bizarre lifestyle, before his headline-grabbing 2003 arrest for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. The accompanying trial brought Spector's paranoia and violent impulses into a harsh spotlight, which largely erased the glories of his musical legacy. His 2009 prison sentence was a tragic end for a rock-n-roll icon whose pursuit of pop perfection led him into madness.

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