Phil Spector

1939 - Today

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Harvey Phillip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll. Spector is regarded as one of the most influential figures in pop music history and as the first auteur among music artists for the unprecedented freedom and control he had over every phase of the recording process. After spending three decades in semi-retirement, in 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Spector has received more than 7,103,920 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.

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  • 35

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  • 3.29

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  • 4.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among producers, Phil Spector ranks 7 out of 89. Before 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.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phil Spector ranks 1,180 out of 15,968. Before 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).