Phil Spector (1939–2021)

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Phil Spector was born on December 26, 1939 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Harvey Philip Spector. He is known for his work on Top Gun (1986), Mean Streets (1973) and Nine Months (1995). He was married to Rachelle Marie Short Spector, Janis Lynn Zavala, Ronnie Spector and Annette Merar. He died on January 16, 2021 in San Joaquin County, California, ... See full bio »

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Top Gun Soundtrack
Mean Streets Soundtrack
Nine Months Soundtrack
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack


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 1999 Whigfield: Be My Baby (Video short)
 1986 Eddie Money: Take Me Home Tonight (Video short)
 1984 Karen Kamon: Da Doo Ron Ron (Video short)
 1966 Lucy in London (TV Movie)
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4 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 40 Articles | See more »


5' 5" (1.65 m)


Rachelle Marie Short Spector  (his death) | See more »

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His studio band was affectionately known as the Wrecking Crew; session regulars included Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Al De Lory, Jim Gordon, Jim Horn, Carol Kaye, Leon Russell, Tommy Tedesco, Nino Tempo, and Sonny Bono, himself learning the producer's trade, as Spector had learned from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Brian Wilson sometimes "borrowed" Wrecking Crew members for his own recordings with... See more »


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