One of the two Spector-produced songs on the album, the title track , was a UK top 10 single the other single being "White Dove". Her body was found slumped in a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth with broken teeth scattered over the carpet. Spector produced singer-songwriter Hargo Khalsa's track known professionally as Hargo "Crying for John Lennon", which originally appears on Hargo's album In Your Eyes ,  but on a visit to Spector's mansion for an interview for the John Lennon tribute movie Strawberry Fields , Hargo played Spector the song and asked him to produce it.
Spector and former Paul McCartney drummer Graham Ward produced it in the classic Wall of Sound style on nights after his first murder trial. As a result, Spector was given a songwriting credit on the single. The sections from "Be My Baby" are sung by Winehouse, not directly sampled from the mono single. In his eulogy, Spector criticized Tina Turner's autobiography—and its subsequent promotion by Oprah Winfrey—as a "badly written" book that "demonized and vilified Ike". Spector commented that "Ike made Tina the jewel she was.
When I went to see Ike play at the Cinegrill in the 90s It consists of Spector's first screen interview—breaking a long period of media silence. During the conversation, images from the murder court case are juxtaposed with live appearances of his tracks on television programs from the s and s, along with subtitles giving critical interpretations of some of his song production values.
While he does not directly try to clear his name, the court case proceedings shown try to give further explanation of the facts surrounding the murder charges leveled against him. He also speaks about the musical instincts that led him to create some of his most enduring hit records, from "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" to "River Deep, Mountain High", as well as Let It Be , along with criticisms he feels he has had to deal with throughout his life. The retrial of Spector for murder in the second degree began on October 20, ,  with Judge Fidler again presiding; this time it was not televised.
Spector was once again represented by attorney Jennifer Lee Barringer. Spector's early musical influences included Latin music in general, and Latin percussion in particular. Spector's trademark during his recording career was the so-called Wall of Sound , a production technique yielding a dense, layered effect that reproduced well on AM radio and jukeboxes.
To attain this signature sound, Spector gathered large groups of musicians playing some instruments not generally used for ensemble playing, such as electric and acoustic guitars playing orchestrated parts—often doubling and tripling many instruments playing in unison —for a fuller sound.
While Spector directed the overall sound of his recordings, he took a relatively hands-off approach to working with the musicians themselves [ citation needed ] usually a core group that became known as the Wrecking Crew , including session players such as Hal Blaine , Larry Knechtel , Steve Douglas , Carol Kaye , Roy Caton , Glen Campbell , and Leon Russell , delegating arrangement duties to Jack Nitzsche and having Sonny Bono oversee the performances, viewing these two as his "lieutenants".
He often worked with the songwriters, receiving co-credit and publishing royalties for compositions. Despite the trend towards multichannel recording, Spector was vehemently opposed to stereo releases, claiming that it took control of the record's sound away from the producer in favor of the listener.
But in the final product the background sometimes could not be distinguished as either horns or strings. Spector also greatly preferred singles to albums, describing LPs as "two hits and ten pieces of junk", reflecting both his commercial methods and those of many other producers at the time. Spector is often called the first auteur among musical artists   for acting not only as a producer, but also the creative director, writing or choosing the material, supervising the arrangements, conducting the vocalists and session musicians , and masterminding all phases of the recording process.
His influence has been claimed by contemporary performers such as the Beatles , the Beach Boys ,  and the Velvet Underground  alongside latter-day record producers such as Brian Eno and Tony Visconti.
Shoegazing , a British musical movement in the late s to mids, was heavily influenced by the Wall of Sound. Many have tried to emulate Spector's methods, and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys—a fellow adherent of mono recording—considered Spector his main competition as a studio artist. In the s, Wilson thought of Spector as " He's timeless.
He makes a milestone whenever he goes into the studio. Johnny Franz 's mids productions for Dusty Springfield and the Walker Brothers also employed a layered, symphonic "Wall of Sound" arrangement-and-recording style, heavily influenced by the Spector sound.
Sonny Bono , a former associate of Spector's, developed a jangly, guitar-laden variation on the Spector sound, which is heard mainly in mids productions for his then-wife Cher , notably " Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down ". But the Little Girls Understand album. Spector's influence is also felt in other areas of the world, especially Japan. City pop musicians Eiichi Ohtaki and Tatsuro Yamashita have both had numerous hit records heavily influenced by Spector and the Wall of Sound.
Titular Shibuya-kei group Pizzicato Five also exuded the Wall of Sound in their early albums and singles. Spector is one of a handful of producers to have number one records in three consecutive decades s, s and s. Others in this group include Quincy Jones s, s and s , George Martin s, s, s, and s , Michael Omartian s, s and s , and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis s, s, and s. Spector's first marriage was in to Annette Merar, lead vocalist of the Spectors Three, a s pop trio formed and produced by Spector.
He named a record company after her, Annette Records. While still married to Merar, he began having an affair with Veronica Bennett, later known as Ronnie Spector. According to Bennett, Spector sabotaged her career by forbidding her to perform, and she escaped from the mansion barefoot with the help of her mother in She alleged that this was because Spector threatened to hire a hit man to kill her. Phillip Jr. On September 1, , Spector, while on bail and awaiting trial, married his third wife Rachelle Short, who was 26 at the time.
Spector filed for divorce in April , claiming irreconcilable differences. In the first criminal trial for the Clarkson murder, defense expert Vincent DiMaio asserted that Spector may be suffering from Parkinson's disease , stating, "Look at Mr. He has Parkinson's features. He trembles. Department of Corrections photos from released in September show evidence of a progressive deterioration in Spector's health, according to observers.
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However no matter what he did nothing succeeded. Pairing them with his Wall of Sound, "River Deep, Mountain High" that was to be a glimpse into the future of rock and roll music. Instead it was a miserable failure. Devastated, Spector turned his back on the music industry and became a virtual recluse. He worked with the Beatles and John Lennon, but the magic was no longer there.
In , he had a brief cameo as a drug dealer in Easy Rider. His time had passed, and time itself had passed him by. That night I lost my innocence, and my brother, Donte, at the age of 10, lost his virginity -- to that lady.
That was the last time I ever saw the 'lady'," he added. Jury took 31 hours to announce that the year-old was guilty of murdering the B-movie star at his mansion near Los Angeles.
However, the sound of the Righteous Brothers' singles was so distinctive that the act chose to replicate it after leaving Spector, notching a second 1 hit in with the Bill Medley-produced " You're My Soul and Inspiration". This also put Spector back on the U. Spector subsequently lost enthusiasm for his label and the recording industry. He went to work using many of his production techniques, making significant changes to the arrangements and sound of some songs.
Naked , which stripped the songs of Spector's input. The album's title track hit 3. The album later won the "Album of the Year" award at the Grammys. Despite being recorded live, Spector used up to 44 microphones simultaneously to create his trademark Wall of Sound. After several months, Lennon retrieved the tapes and finished the album himself. In the years following the debacle, however, Spector maintained contact with Lennon, and the former Beatle had planned on recording with him again.
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