Entertainment · 19 Jan 2021

Mal’s Music Memory – Phil Spector RIP

Malcolm Gayfer

Malcolm Gayfer


More sad news to start the week with the passing of record producer Phil Spector aged 81.

Phil created dozens and dozens of huge hits for a long list of artists particularly in the early to mid 60’s.

His Wall of Sound technique was pure genius, look it up to see how he did it.

However he didn’t always play with a straight bat. There are numerous accounts of his sometimes strange behaviors. The fact that he did while serving a sentence of 19 years to life for murder speaks for itself.

However they say there is fine line between brilliance and madness.

Let’s remember Phil and arguably two of the best examples of his Wall of Sound. Pure bloody genius!

First up The Righteous Brothers You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling and The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron.