Phil Spector, now aged 62, has been arrested. A dead woman was found in his home after shots were fired.
Spector worked with many great artists, including Elvis. He produced the demo for the song 'Nightrider', and was of course known as producer for the original version of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'".
AS producer, Spector's trademark was the layering of instrumental tracks to produce a booming orchestral rock arrangement known as the "Wall of Sound." He called them "little symphonies for the kids."
Among his session players -- who were known as the "Wrecking Crew" -- were guitarist Glen Campbell, pianist Leon Russell, drummer Hal Blaine and the late Sonny Bono, who learned the producer's trade under Spector.
Spector produced a string of '60s hits, including the Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" and "Walking In The Rain," and the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." He co-produced the Beatles' final album, "Let It Be," and worked with ex-Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon on solo projects -- including Lennon's song "Imagine" -- after the group broke up.
Source: Email / Updated: Feb 3, 2003