Phil Spector Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of songwriter and convicted murderer Phil Spector.

Personale

Data di nascita: dicembre 26, 1939 (dicono alcune fonti 1940)
Luogo di nascita: Bronx, New York
    Nome di nascita: Harvey Phillip Spector
    Padre: Benjamin Spector, an ironworker
    Madre: Bertha Spector
    Matrimoni: Rachelle Short (2006-2018, divorziato); Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Bennett (1968-1974, divorziato); Annette Merar (1959-1967, divorziato)
    Bambini: Adopted with Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Bennett: Gary, Louis and Donte; mother’s name unavailable publicly: Nicole (deceduto)

    Altri fatti

    Songwriter, producer and creator of the SixtiesWall of Sound” stile.
    Produced for such groups as: the Crystals, the Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner, the Righteous Brothers, Cher and the Ramones.
    His father committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning when Spector was a child.
    His mother moved Spector and his older sister, Shirley, to Los Angeles when he was 12.
    Worked as a court stenographer to help pay tuition at UCLA.
    Considered going to work at the Nazioni unite as an interpreter.
    Lived mostly in seclusion in his California mansion from the late 1970s until 2003.
    During the Lana Clarkson trial, at least four women testified that Spector threatened them with a gun.

    Sequenza temporale

    1958 – While still in high school, he forms the Teddy Bears and records his first and the group’s only hit record, “To Know Him is to Love Him.The record goes gold and the group appears onAmerican Bandstand.
    1960 – Moves to New York and works as a producer and a session musician.
    1960 – Goes into partnership with Lester Sill and forms the Philles label.
    1962 – Buys out Lester Still and becomes sole owner of Philles Records. He closes it four years later.
    1969 – Has a cameo role in the filmEasy Rider.
    1970 – Produces several tracks onLet It Be,” the Beatlesfinal album.
    1972 – Vince un Grammy Award for Album of the Year as a producer ofThe Concert for Bangladesh.
    1988 – Is sued by the Ronettes, including his former wife, Ronnie Bennett, per più di $ 10 million in royalties and licensing fees.
    1989 – Is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    1997 – Is inducted into the SongwritersHall of Fame.
    2001 – The Ronettes win the lawsuit against Spector and are awarded over $ 3 milioni.
    2002 – The New York Court of Appeals throws out the Ronettesaward and orders the case back to the trial court. Spector loses again and is ordered to pay the Ronettes royalties twice a year.
    febbraio 3, 2003 – Actress Lana Clarkson is shot to death in Phil Spector’s home.
    novembre 20, 2003 – Spector is charged with Clarkson’s murder.
    September 27, 2004 – Phil Spector is indicted.
    marzo 19, 2007 – Jury selection begins in Spector’s murder trial.
    aprile 30, 2007 – Opening statements begin, after a judge rules that the trial can be televised.
    Maggio 15, 2007 – Chauffeur Adriano Desouza testifies that right after the shooting Spector said, “I think I killed somebody.
    giugno 11, 2007 – DNA evidence is presented. A criminalist testifies that none of Spector’s DNA was found on the gun, but that it was found on Lana Clarkson’s body.
    settembre 26, 2007 – The judge declares a mistrial when the jury comes back deadlocked. The district attorney’s office announces it will retry Spector.
    ottobre 2, 2008 – Jury selection in the second trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson begins.
    aprile 13, 2009 – Spector is convicted of second-degree murder.
    Maggio 29, 2009 – Is sentenced to 19-years to life in prison.
    giugno 2010 – Moglie, Rachelle Short, releases new CD, “Out of My Chelle,” on which Spector is listed as producer. This is his first production in 30 anni.
    aprile 12, 2011 – Lawyers appear in appeals court asking to overturn Spector’s conviction in favor of a third trial in the death of Lana Clarkson on the basis that the 2009 trial was unfair.
    Maggio 2, 2011 – California 2nd District Court of Appeals rules unanimously against the defense’s contentions that Spector’s 2009 trial was unfair, and his conviction stands.
    febbraio 21, 2012 – Il United States Supreme Court declines to review Spector’s murder conviction.
    ottobre 2013 – Spector is moved to the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, which treats sick inmates.
      marzo 18, 2016 – Spector files for divorce from Rachelle Short.
      dicembre 2018 – The divorce case for Spector and Short is disposed.

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