Phil Spector

1939 - 2021

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Harvey Phillip Spector (December 26, 1939 – January 16, 2021) was an American record producer and songwriter best known for his innovative recording practices and entrepreneurship in the 1960s and his two trials and conviction for murder in the 2000s. Spector developed the Wall of Sound, a production style that is characterized for its diffusion of tone colors and dense orchestral sound, which he described as a "Wagnerian" approach to rock and roll. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in pop music history and one of the most successful producers of the 1960s.Born in the Bronx, Spector moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and began his career in 1958, as a founding member of The Teddy Bears, for whom he penned, "To Know Him Is to Love Him", a U.S. number-one hit. In 1960, after working as an apprentice to Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Spector co-founded Philles Records, and at the age of 21, he became the youngest-ever U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Spector has received more than 14,723,312 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Phil Spector is the 8th most popular producer (down from 5th in 2019), the 1,011th most popular biography from United States (down from 880th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Producer.

Phil Spector is most famous for being a music producer and songwriter. He is best known for his Wall of Sound technique.

Memorability Metrics

  • 15M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Phil Spectors by language

Over the past year Phil Spector has had the most page views in the with 1,549,818 views, followed by German (113,172), and Spanish (89,475). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (176.52%), Korean (152.54%), and Persian (152.40%)


Among producers, Phil Spector ranks 8 out of 140Before him are Harvey Weinstein, Carlo Ponti, Rick Rubin, Dino De Laurentiis, René Angélil, and Jerry Bruckheimer. After him are Simon Cowell, David O. Selznick, Aaron Spelling, Toshio Suzuki, Gene Roddenberry, and Louis B. Mayer.

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Among people born in 1939, Phil Spector ranks 48Before him are Wes Craven, Volker Schlöndorff, Michael Cimino, Kenzō Takada, Junko Tabei, and Henry Mintzberg. After him are Harry Kroto, Claude François, Joel Schumacher, Pak Pong-ju, Richard Serra, and João Bernardo Vieira. Among people deceased in 2021, Phil Spector ranks 47Before him are Edward de Bono, Chick Corea, Carlos Reutemann, Edmond H. Fischer, Wilbur Smith, and Osamu Yamaji. After him are Bernard Haitink, Hissène Habré, Ei-ichi Negishi, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Betty White, and George Jung.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phil Spector ranks 1,011 out of 20,380Before him are Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Louise Fletcher (1934), Mae West (1893), Nettie Stevens (1861), Meat Loaf (1947), and L. Ron Hubbard (1911). After him are Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Ed Wood (1924), Woody Harrelson (1961), Mr. T (1952), Kevin Kline (1947), and Walter Lippmann (1889).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Phil Spector ranks 5Before him are Walt Disney (1901), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Rick Rubin (1963), and Jerry Bruckheimer (1943). After him are David O. Selznick (1902), Aaron Spelling (1923), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Irving Thalberg (1899), Joel Silver (1952), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), and Darryl F. Zanuck (1902).