Phil Spector

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Non-Performer

Inducted in: 1989

Inducted by: Tina Turner

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1988 (ranked #1 in the Non-Performers - Producers/Engineers category) .

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Another selfdestructing genious...

Posted by Bessarabian Incubus on Thursday, 08.27.09 @ 07:36am

I wish people could be taken out of the hall, I don't care what acheivments he made the guys utter scum.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 12.23.10 @ 10:18am


01. 1990 The Platters
02. 1991 Ike and Tina Turner
03. 1992 Doc Pomus

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 09:46am

He is among the greatest producers in rock and roll and some would argue passionately that Phil Spector is the best rock producer ever.

His approach to the art of record production helped revitalize rock and roll during it's early 60s slump. On a list of classic albums released between 1961 and 1966, Phil elevated the 45 rpm single to an art form. These were dramatic records that possessed a whiff of grandeur and intimacy rarely seen in rock and roll.

He also utilized the studio like no producer before did. By exploring it's possibilities, he built a musical giant called the "Wall of Sound." The main ingredients for this musical monster was a massive roar caused by the fusing of individual instruments set at maximum volume and a liberal use of echo.

Spector showed a knack for putting talented singers with expert session musicians to create delightful songs. He tirelessly worked through charges with endless takes as he tried to capture the sounds he heard in his head. A couple of Spector produced songs still stand as a testament to his genius include "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals, "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers.

As the golden age of Top Forty radio started dying out in the late Sixties, Phil Spector's impact ebbed too, but he changed circumstances and went on to produce The Beatles, George Harrison and The Ramones.

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Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 04.21.13 @ 21:36pm

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