Phil Spector

1939 - 2021

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Harvey Phillip Spector (born Harvey Philip Spector; December 26, 1939 – January 16, 2021) was an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who is best known for his innovative recording practices and entrepreneurship in the 1960s, followed decades later by his two trials and conviction for murder in the 2000s. Spector developed the Wall of Sound, a production style that he described as a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll. He is 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 Leiber and Stoller, Spector co-founded Philles Records, and at the age of 21 became the youngest ever U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Spector has received more than 10,723,186 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Phil Spector is the 7th most popular producer (down from 5th in 2019), the 1,180th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,062nd in 2019) and the 4th 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.

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Among producers, Phil Spector ranks 7 out of 89Before him are Walt Disney, Harvey Weinstein, Carlo Ponti, Dino De Laurentiis, Simon Cowell, and Jerry Bruckheimer. After him are Rick Rubin, Aaron Spelling, David O. Selznick, Gene Roddenberry, René Angélil, and Louis B. Mayer.

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Among people born in 1939, Phil Spector ranks 58Before him are Jean-Marie Lehn, Carlo Ginzburg, Jorge Sampaio, Sonny Chiba, Fritjof Capra, and Claude François. After him are Lee Majors, Beate Klarsfeld, Ruud Lubbers, Ginger Baker, Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger. Among people deceased in 2021, Phil Spector ranks 2Before him is Martinus J. G. Veltman. After him are Sheldon Adelson, Tanya Roberts, Michael Apted, Marion Ramsey, Henri Schwery, Carlos do Carmo, Eusébio Scheid, Vassilis Alexakis, Rush Limbaugh, and Colin Bell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phil Spector ranks 1,180 out of 15,968Before him are Alonzo Church (1903), Joe Satriani (1956), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Elisha Otis (1811), Carl Woese (1928), and Shia LaBeouf (1986). After him are Donna Reed (1921), George Jung (1942), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Richard Donner (1930), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Phil Spector ranks 4Before him are Walt Disney (1901), Harvey Weinstein (1952), and Jerry Bruckheimer (1943). After him are Rick Rubin (1963), Aaron Spelling (1923), David O. Selznick (1902), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Joel Silver (1952), Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), and Irving Thalberg (1899).