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Watch 18-year-old Phil Spector perform "To Know Him is to Love Him" on TV

In 1958 Phil Spector, not yet a convicted murderer, was a teenaged member of The Teddy Bears. Here they are on the Perry Como Show, performing "To Know Him is to Love Him." Spector was 10-years-old when his father, Ben, committed suicide. — Read the rest
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Phil Spector and the damaging myth of male creative genius

Bruce Springsteen described Spector's music as "violence covered in sugar and candy,” and the abuse suffered by those in his orbit grew...
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Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today

Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and againThe list of abuses Phil Spector doled out to his ex-wife Ronnie Spector is horrifying. He threatened to display her dead body in a glass-lidded gold coffin if she ever left him; he wouldn’t let her wear shoes in the house in case she ran away, and he put barbed wire and guard dogs around his mansion to make sure that she couldn...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Music Industry, Culture, The Ramones, Aaliyah, Ellie Goulding, Mariah Carey, Ryan Adams, Phil Spector, R Kelly, Celine Dion, Spector, Ronnie Spector


Phil Spector: Pop producer jailed for murder dies at 81

Spector, who was jailed for killing actress Lana Clarkson, transformed pop music with his "wall of sound".
Tags: News, Phil Spector, Spector, Lana Clarkson


Ronnie Spector reacts to ex-husband Phil Spector's death: 'A brilliant producer, but a lousy husband'

People are also honoring Lana Clarkson, the actress the late Spector was convicted of murdering in 2003.
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Phil Spector brought joy to pop music – and misery to so many lives

Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’ technique gave his artists’ music an infectious joie de vivre, but the man behind it was damaged, bitter and violentThree years before his death in 2006, I interviewed Gene Pitney. Talk inevitably turned to Phil Spector. He had written Spector’s real breakthrough record – the Crystals’ 1962 No 1 He’s a Rebel – unequivocally one of the greatest singles in pop history, a perfect cocktail of soaring melody, echo-drenched production and Darlene Love’s exuberant vocal. A yea...
Tags: Music, New York, Culture, Pop and rock, Darlene Love, Phil Spector, Pitney, Gene Pitney, Spector, Spector Pitney


Phil Spector’s Key Records: From the Ronettes to the Ramones

As loathsome as he may have been as a human being, the eccentric and obsessive genius of Phil Spector — pronounced dead on January 16, at age 81, while imprisoned for life for a 2003 murder — cannot be ignored. Spector crafted the role of record producer (to say nothing of his songwriting skills) into […]
Tags: News, Crystals, Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Darlene Love, Phil Spector, Ramones, Spector


"He is only twenty-three years old, for godsake, the first millionaire businessman to rise up out of the teen-age netherworld, king of the rock and roll record producers...."

"Spector walks into the inner office, gingerly, like a cowboy, because of the way the English boots lift him up off the floor. He is slight, five feet seven, 130 pounds. His hair shakes faintly behind. It is a big room, like a living room, all beige except for nine gold-plated rock and roll records on the wall, some of Phil Spector’s 'goldies,' one million sales each. 'He’s a Rebel,' by the Crystals, 'Zip-a-dee-doo-dah,' by Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, 'Be My Baby,' by the Ronettes, 'Da Do Ro...
Tags: Law, Teenagers, Elvis Presley, Lincoln, Cole Porter, Darlene Love, Phil Spector, Tom Wolfe, Spector, Tom Parker, Ann Althouse, Bob B Soxx, Ronettes Da Do Ron Ron


Phil Spector dead at 81

Phil Spector, the legendary music producer and murderer, is dead at 81. California Health Care Facility inmate Phillip Spector was pronounced deceased of natural causes at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at an outside hospital. His official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner in the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Spector was famous for his revolutionary "wall of sound" production techniques, originally devised to sound rich and dynamic on low-quality tra...
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Phil Spector, famed music producer and convicted murderer, dies at 81

Spector died of natural causes at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday at an unspecified hospital, according to a release from the California...
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Phil Spector, legendary producer convicted of murder, dies in prison

LOS ANGELES — Legendary record producer Phil Spector, who was serving a prison term in Stockton for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson in Spector’s Alhambra home, died at a hospital on Saturday evening, prison officials announced Sunday. Spector was 81. Prison officials said he died of natural causes, but he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 several weeks ago and was previously hospitalized before returning to California Health Care Facility, which is a prison for inmates with medical or me...
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Jailed music producer Phil Spector dies

Spector transformed pop music with his "wall of sound", but in 2009 was jailed for killing actress Lana Clarkson.
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Phil Spector: Pop producer jailed for murder dies at 81

Spector transformed pop music with his "wall of sound", but in 2009 was jailed for killing actress Lana Clarkson.
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Jailed music producer Phil Spector dies at 81

Spector transformed pop music with his "wall of sound", but in 2009 was jailed for killing actress Lana Clarkson.
Tags: News, Phil Spector, Spector


Ethan Hawke Tapped as Main Villain in Disney+’s Moon Knight Series!

Ethan Hawke Tapped as Main Villain in Disney+’s Moon Knight Series! After expanding the series’ cast with the addition of Ramy star May Calamawy earlier this week, Disney+’s Marvel Cinematic Universe series Moon Knight fronted by Oscar Isaac has found its villain in the form of Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, though which villain of the hero he will be playing is currently unknown. (Via The Hollywood Reporter) RELATED: Ramy Star May Calamawy Joins Disney+’s Moon Knight Series ...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Disney, Egypt, Ethan Hawke, Oscar Isaac, Isaac, Kevin Feige, Spector, Ramy, MCU, Justin Benson, Jeremy Slater, Bruce Glikas, Steven Grant, Mohamed Diab


Ethan Hawke to Play the ‘Moon Knight’ Villain, Opposite Oscar Isaac

Ethan Hawke has been in Hollywood long enough to see himself become the villain. The Marvel villain, that is. The Good Lord Bird star will reportedly cross swords (or whatever weapons Moon Knight uses) with Oscar Isaac as the Moon Knight villain. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ethan Hawke has closed a deal to play the villain opposite Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series about a psychologically unstable mercenary who may or may not communicate with ...
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Ramy Star May Calamawy Joins Disney+’s Moon Knight Series

Ramy star May Calamawy joins Disney+’s Moon Knight series After two breakout seasons on the acclaimed Hulu comedy Ramy, actress May Calamawy is branching out in a big way as The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Bahrani actress has signed on to star in Disney+’s Oscar Isaac-fronted Moon Knight series in a currently-unknown role. RELATED: Synchronic’s Benson & Moorhead Tapped to Helm Moon Knight Episodes PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone...
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Synchronic’s Benson & Moorhead Tapped to Helm Moon Knight Episodes

Synchronic’s Benson & Moorhead tapped to helm Moon Knight episodes After working with one of the ongoing franchise’s alums for their latest acclaimed indie venture Synchronic, filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are diving into the world of Marvel as they’ve been tapped to helm multiple episodes of the Oscar Isaac-fronted Moon Knight series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Moon Knight Series: Feige Teases Hero’s Multiple Identities ...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Disney, Egypt, Oscar Isaac, Benson, Golden Globe, Isaac, Moorhead, Kevin Feige, Spector, MCU, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, ComingSoon, Jeremy Slater


Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ Brings in ‘Synchronic’ Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Moon Knight, one of the many new Marvel shows headed to Disney+, has found its directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Benson and Moorhead are behind great indie genre pics like Resolution, Spring, The Endless, and the recent Synchronic, making Moon Knight the biggest project they’ve been involved with yet. Oscar Isaac is set to star in Moon Knight, which follows “an ex-Marine turned mercenary whose multiple alter egos allow him to better fight crime.” THR has the scoop about Justin Ben...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Disney, US, Budapest, Egypt, Batman, Oscar Isaac, Marvel Studios, Benson, US Marine, Moorhead, Spector, Anthony Mackie, H P Lovecraft, Justin Benson


How college football players handled season of COVID-19

The Saturday night after winning an afternoon home game is one of the best times to be a college football player. Family and loved ones usually await with congratulatory hugs. Then there is a nice dinner and maybe more celebrating with teammates and friends. Few things get a college town hopping like a football victory. But not this season. “I’d pretty much go home, lay on my couch, watch (video) cut-ups of the game like two or three times. Probably go pick up some food,” Notre Dame offensive ta...
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Moon Knight Series: Feige Teases Hero’s Multiple Identities

Moon Knight Series: Feige Teases Hero’s Multiple Identities During Disney’s Investor Day, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed new details about Disney+’s upcoming MCU series Moon Knight, describing the series as an ” action-adventure…Indiana Jones-type story.” He also went on to confirmed that the eccentric hero’s multiple identities will be their own characters in the series. It’s interesting to note that Feige wasn’t able to confirm whether Oscar Isaac has indeed signed into ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Egypt, TV News, Streaming, Oscar Isaac, Indiana Jones, Marvel Studios, Golden Globe, Isaac, Kevin Feige, Spector, MCU, Jon Watts


Examining Tyler Johnson To Detroit

This topic was discussed a few months ago and if my memory is still good, I believe the majority of you were against any kind of deal bring Tyler Johnson to Detroit.  Johnson's AAV is $5M through the 2023-24 season. from Lyle Richardson of Spector's Hockey, Johnson would be a tough sell that could end up costing the Lightning more than they’d like to part with in terms of a sweetener since they can’t afford to take back salary. It’ll be a tricky bit of juggling for Lightning GM ...
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Moon Knight Reportedly Eyeing Early 2021 Production Start

Moon Knight Reportedly Eyeing Early 2021 Production Start According to Discussing Film, Marvel Studios is reportedly planning to start the production on Disney+’s highly-anticipated MCU series in early 2021 in Budapest, right after titular lead Oscar Isaac finishes filming for his upcoming HBO limited series Scenes from a Marriage. All episodes are set to be directed by Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab, with Gregory Middleton (Final Girl, Watchmen, Game of Thrones) and Stefania Cella (Morbius...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Budapest, Egypt, TV News, Streaming, Francis, Oscar Isaac, Robert Evans, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Knight, Kevin Feige


Moon Knight: Egyptian Filmmaker Mohamed Diab to Helm MCU Series

Moon Knight: Egyptian Filmmaker Mohamed Diab to Helm MCU Series According to Deadline, Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab has signed on to direct Disney+’s highly-anticipated MCU series Moon Knight, which will be written by a team led by The Umbrella Academy co-creator Jeremy Slater. This news comes after it was revealed that Golden Globe winner and Marvel alum Oscar Isaac is currently in negotiations for the titular eccentric hero. This project marks Diab’s first major project in America after...
Tags: TV, Movies, Marvel, Disney, America, Fox, Egypt, TV News, Daniel Radcliffe, Oscar Isaac, Tatiana Maslany, Cairo, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Golden Globe, Diab, Kevin Feige


Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ Disney+ Series to Be Helmed By ‘Clash’ Director Mohamed Diab

Marvel’s Moon Knight series has found a director in Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab. The director behind Clash, a 2016 revolutionary drama that was an official selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard category, has been tapped to helm Moon Knight, the Marvel series for Disney+ starring Oscar Isaac as the titular mercenary with multiple alter egos. Deadline reports that Mohamed Diab has been tapped to direct Moon Knight, Marvel’s latest TV series for Disney+. Things appe...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Egypt, Cannes film festival, Oscar Isaac, Marvel Studios, Cairo, Diab, Skywalker, Kevin Feige, Spector, Comic Book/Superhero, Jeremy Slater, Steven Grant, Mohamed Diab


‘Moon Knight’: Oscar Isaac Will Star in Marvel’s Latest Disney+ Series

Oscar Isaac, one of the very best actors of his generation, is about to step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s currently in talks to star in Moon Knight, a forthcoming Disney+ series about a psychologically unstable mercenary who may or may not communicate with a lunar god who bestows the powers of super strength. This sounds like one of the darkest MCU characters yet – and weirdly, it will be the second Egyptian-themed Marvel character that Isaac will play if the deal goes through. V...
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Oscar Isaac in Talks to Lead Disney+’s Moon Knight Series!

Oscar Isaac in talks to lead Disney+’s Moon Knight series! As audiences anxiously await to see him in the latest big screen adaptation of Dune, Oscar Isaac is already eyeing his next blockbuster project as he has entered talks to star in the titular role for Disney+’s Moon Knight series, according to Deadline. RELATED: Exclusive: Daniel Radcliffe Debunks Moon Knight Rumors PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = ...
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Zendaya to Play Singer Ronnie Spector in A24’s ‘Be My Baby’ Biopic

Zendaya recently made history by becoming the youngest winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in HBO’s series Euphoria. Now it sounds like she might be making a run for Oscar gold by playing famed singer Ronnie Spector, first known as Veronica Bennett, the lead singer of the doo-wop girl group The Ronettes, in a biopic about her life in the recording industry and her troubled marriage to record producer Phil Spector. Deadline has news on A24 lini...
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Zendaya in Talks to Star in A24’s Ronnie Spector Biopic

Zendaya in Talks to Star in A24’s Ronnie Spector Biopic Variety brings word that Emmy winner Zendaya (Euphoria, Dune, Spider-Man franchise) is in talks to portray the frontwoman of the musical group The Ronettes, Ronnie Spector, in an upcoming biopic of the musician’s life from A24 and New Regency. The star was apparently picked by Spector to portray her. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || ...
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Zendaya in Talks to Star in Ronnie Spector Biopic From A24

Zendaya is stepping into the shoes of Ronnie Spector, frontwoman of musical group the Ronettes, in an A24-produced biopic of her life. Variety has confirmed that the film company has acquired Spector’s life rights in addition to her autobiography “Be My Baby,” which Spector wrote with Vince Waldron. A24 has its eye on Pulitzer-winner Jackie […]
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