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PHIL SPECTOR TRIAL IN LOS ANGELES
Phil Spector leaves with wife Rachelle Spector and unidentified bodyguards following a court appearance in Los Angeles, California on September 19, 2007. The jury reported to the judge on Tuesday that they had reached a 7-5 impasse. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector on December 26, 1939) is an influential American record producer and songwriter, later known for his conviction in the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

The originator of the "Wall of Sound" production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl-group sound and produced over 25 Top 40 hits in 1960–1965. After this initial success, Spector later worked with artists including Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Ramones with similar acclaim.

He produced The Beatles' Academy Award–winning album Let It Be, and the Grammy Award–winning Concert for Bangladesh by former Beatle George Harrison. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. The 1965 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced and co-written by Spector for The Righteous Brothers, is listed by BMI as the song with the most U.S. airplay in the 20th century.

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