Knowledge Identifier: +Phil_Spector
Don Kirshner - Kirshner achieved his first major success in the late 1950s and early 1960s as co-owner of the influential New York-based publishing company Aldon Music with partner Al Nevins, which had under contract at various times several of the most important songwriters of the so-called "Brill Building" school, including Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Phil Spector, Howard_Greenfield, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Jack Keller
In 1960, Sill arranged for Spector to work as an apprentice to Leiber and Stoller in New York
Jeff Barry - Greenwich introduced Barry to her latest partner, songwriter-producer Phil Spector, and the threesome went on to help define the "Girl Group" sound of the early 1960s
Ray Peterson - In 1960, Peterson created his own record label with his manager Stan Shulman, called Dunes Records, and enlisted the help of record producer Phil Spector
Don Randi - In the early 1960s, he was a major contributor, as musician and arranger, to producer Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound"
In late 1961, Spector formed a new record company with Lester Sill, who by this time had ended his business partnership with Hazlewood
Twist and Shout - In 1961, one year after Phil Spector became a staff producer at Atlantic Records, he was asked to produce a single by an up-and-coming vocal group, the Top Notes
Leonard Cohen - The album includes a recent musical setting of Cohen's "As the mist leaves no scar", a poem originally published in "The Spice-Box of Earth" in 1961 and adapted by Phil Spector as "True Love Leaves No Traces" on "Death of a Ladies' Man" album
Although predominantly a singles-based label, Philles released a few albums, one of which was the perennial seller "A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records" in 1963
The Ronettes - All three Ronettes, along with every other artist who was signed with Phil Spector in 1963, helped him complete his now-classic Christmas LP "A Christmas Gift for You"
Ellie Greenwich - Before the end of 1963, Barry-Greenwich had scored hits with songs such as "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You" , "Then He Kissed Me" and "Da Doo Ron Ron" , "Not Too Young To Get Married" , and "Christmas " by Darlene Love, all co-written and produced by Phil Spector
Bobby Susser - In 1963, he wrote, produced, and sold the master recording of the song "Kiss Me Now", sung by Florence DeVore, to Phil Spector
The Ronettes - In early 1963, fed up with Colpix Records and the group's lack of success, Estelle placed a phone call to producer Phil Spector, telling him of the Ronettes, and how they would like to audition for him
Bill Medley - Their first single was "Little Latin Lupe Lu"; their first hit was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced by Phil Spector in 1964
The Ronettes - The Ronettes had even been asked by John Lennon to accompany the Beatles on their flight to America on February 7, 1964, but Phil Spector denied the Ronettes the opportunity to do so
The Ronettes - Ronnie, Chip, and Denise recorded some songs for Buddha Records in the mid '70's, one of which was a cover of "I Wish I Never Saw the Sun Shine", a song Ronnie had first done in 1965, though Phil Spector had refused to release it
Unchained Melody - The best-known version of "Unchained Melody" was recorded by The Righteous Brothers and produced by Phil Spector in 1965 as the 'B' side of the single featuring the song, "Hung On You"
Spector's final signing to Philles was the husband-and-wife team of Ike and Tina Turner in 1966
Ellie Greenwich - In addition, Barry and Greenwich teamed with Phil Spector one last time to pen "I Can Hear Music", recorded by The Ronettes in 1966, which was their final single for the Philles label, and by The Beach Boys in 1969; and "River Deep - Mountain High", which Spector produced for Ike and Tina Turner, although Ike was officially banned from the studio recording
Boyce and Hart perform the tune, "Out and About", which reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967
Ronnie Spector - Ronnie Spector was married to Phil Spector from 1968 to 1974, and took his name professionally; they adopted three children, including a set of twins:
Let It Be - A new version of the album was created by Phil Spector in 1970 and finally released as "Let It Be", serving as the album for the 1970 motion picture of the same name
Dave Edmunds - After learning the trade of producer, culminating in a couple of singles in the style of Phil Spector, "Baby I Love You" and "Born to Be with You", he became linked with the pub rock movement of the early 1970s, producing Brinsley Schwarz, Ducks Deluxe, and the Flamin' Groovies, using a stripped down, grittier sound
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - "Tell the Truth" had been initially recorded in June 1970 as an upbeat song, with Harrison's producer, Phil Spector
Some Time in New York City - Lennon once again brought in Phil Spector to co-produce the new studio album, which was completed on 20 March 1972
The most probable and significant reason for his withdrawal, recently revealed by biographer Dave Thompson, was that in 1974 Spector was seriously injured when he was thrown through the windshield of his car in a crash in Hollywood
A similar relationship with Britain's Polydor Records led to the formation of the Phil Spector International label in 1975
Dion DiMucci - This was followed in 1975 by the album "Born To Be With You", produced by Phil Spector
Leonard Cohen - After the European tour of 1976, Cohen again attempted a new change in his style and arrangements; his new 1977 record, "Death of a Ladies' Man" , was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, known as the inventor of the "Wall of Sound" technique, which backs up pop music with many layers of instrumentation, an approach very different from Cohen's usually minimalist instrumentation
Leonard Cohen - However, none of the recordings from three live tours with Lissauer were ever officially released, and the album was abandoned in 1976, and some of the songs rewritten by Cohen and Phil Spector for Cohen's 1977 album "Death of a Ladies' Man", which was produced and arranged by Spector
Allen Klein - Klein bought the rights to music produced by Phil Spector, such as the Philles Records and Phil Spector International catalogs, in the 1980s
The Ronettes - In 1988, the Original Ronettes sued Phil Spector, for nonpayment of royalties
Robert Schneider - The Wall of Sound production style implemented by his heroes Phil Spector and Brian Wilson was used on these records and cemented Schneider's reputation as the man behind the sound of many bands of the Elephant 6 label, which grew through the 1990s into a sprawling collective of psychedelic pop and experimental groups
Phillip Spector, Jr. died of leukemia on Christmas Day, 1991
Ike Turner - Ike and Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 while Turner was still in prison, Phil Spector accepting the *award on their behalf
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector - The album appeared as the fourth disc of ABKCO's 1991 Spector box set, "Back to Mono", and as the second disc of the 2006 UK-only ABKCO compilation "The Phil Spector Collection"
Ike Turner - While he was still in prison, Ike and Tina Turner were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, which Phil Spector accepted on their behalf
Kathy Troccoli - In 1996, Troccoli was featured on the Beach Boys's now out-of-print album "Stars and Stripes Vol. 1", singing lead vocals on a cover of their 1969 song "I Can Hear Music", itself a cover of a Phil Spector song
Lana Clarkson - On February 3, 2003, Clarkson was shot dead in the mansion of music producer Phil Spector
Bruce Cutler - Cutler had served as the lead defense attorney for Phil Spector until August 27, 2007, when he announced that he was leaving Spector's defense due to "a difference of opinion between Mr. Spector and me on strategy
Billy Joel - The minor hit "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" echoed the Phil Spector sound, and was covered by Ronnie_Spector (in a 2008 radio interview, Joel said he does not perform "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" in his live shows anymore because it is in too high a key and "shreds" his vocal cords.
Lana Clarkson - On April 13, 2009, songwriter and producer Phil Spector was convicted of second degree murder for her gunshot death
Al Pacino - Pacino has most recently starred in a 2013 biographical picture about record producer Phil Spector's murder trial, titled "Phil Spector"