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Phil Spector

Music Producer, Business (26-Dec-1940 — 16-Jan-2021)


Mick Brown. Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 452pp.

John J. Fitzpatrick; James E. Fogerty. Collecting Phil Spector: The Man, the Legend, and the Music. Spectacle Press. 1991. 128pp.

Mark Ribowsky. He's a Rebel. Dutton. 1989. 339pp.

Carlton Smith. Reckless: Millionaire Record Producer Phil Spector and the Violent Death of Lana Clarkson. Macmillan. 2004. 352pp.

Dave Thompson. Wall of Pain: The Biography of Phil Spector. Sanctuary. 2004. 262pp.

Richard Williams. Out of His Head: The Sound of Phil Spector. Outerbridge & Lazard. 1972. 206pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. New York Times Obituary [link]

  7. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.631-32)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.685)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.461)

  10. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.471)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.353)

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