phil spector

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer worked with Elvis, Sinatra, the Beach Boys and more.
The famed record producer, now serving time for murder, doesn't look like this anymore!
Solomon King channels Phil Spector - photo by legendary Jimmy Steinfeldt Even director Quentin Tarantino, who admits his
Phil Spector, who had helped write the song, envisioned it as a Crystals single, so he produced a recording by Darlene Love
As the Bard's birthday approaches, the playwright might himself say, "Such stuff as dreams are made on..." Look at my neighbor
Love, like JoJo, was locked into an inescapable recording contract for years.
A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."
"I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still." That's the opening line of the 1963 hit "Da Doo Ron Ron", one of a string of songs that vividly captured the essence of teenage romance in a way American popular music had rarely done.
For years, many people have only known Darlene Love as that singer who performs 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' every year on 'The Late Show With David Letterman.' But now, at 73, Love is in demand.
Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.
In the wake of "Ebb Tide," Carl's 1953 oceanic collaboration with composer Robert Maxwell, hundreds of orchestras and singers recorded it. Millions purchased those recordings. Critics fawned over it. Teens made out to it. Couples chose it as their wedding song.
The mission impossible: write a brilliant lyric, and write it yesterday. Carl chose to accept it.
Perhaps an argument could be made that the songs are so strong they represent emotions at moments of great joy or stress, delight or disappointment. But it's not a very persuasive argument. The more convincing contention is that Berns was a songwriter who wanted to produce as many commercial songs as he could and knew that powerful love songs were the most obvious way to go.
"Ebb Tide"'s lyrics were as mysterious to singers and listeners as they were to their author. In Bob Dylan's memoir Chronicles
"Writing a stage play and a screenplay have very little to do with each other. A stage play is just dialogue. One has to be able to communicate the play through disputation. A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia."
A few months later Robin saw a Village Voice ad for a handicapped songwriter's driver, and she figured it had to be Doc. "He
"Behind the Candelabra" has won the 2013 Emmy for Best Miniseries or Movie. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, "Behind the Candelabra