Phil Spector & Los Angeles

Phillip Harvey Phil Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector on December 26, 1939) is an American record producer and songwriter. Los Angeles , with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621, is the most populous city in the state of California, and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City. 5.0/5

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Phil Spector set up I think my father's last gig at the troubadour in Los Angeles
Breaking News: Phil Spector, producer of "Let it Be" & "Imagine" was just sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for murder in Los Angeles.
Happy Birthday Bill Medley. William Thomas "Bill" Medley (born September 19, 1940, Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers. Medley met his singing partner Bobby Hatfield when they were paired by saxophone player John Wimber, who later went on to found The Vineyard Church movement, in a band called The Paramours who appeared at The Black Derby nightclub in Santa Ana, CA. Medley and Hatfield began singing as a duo in 1962. Their first single was "Little Latin Lupe Lu"; their first hit was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced by Phil Spector in 1964. Follow-up hits included "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" and "Unchained Melody". The duo broke up in 1968, but returned with another hit in 1974, "Rock And Roll Heaven", and they continued to appear together until Hatfield's death in November 2003. The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2003 by one of their biggest fans, Bill ...
London, March 30 (ANI): A letter written by John Lennon to famed producer Phil Spector, where he complains about Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson's behaviour in the studio they all shared in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, has fetched 53,000 pounds in an auction. Lennon note, which he titled 'A matter of pee', said that Capitol Records wanted to evict the trio for using their studio as a public toilet, Daily Express reported. The former Beatle said, in his letter, that he couldn't be expected to "mind adult rock stars" and warned that he would join rival recording studios Record Plant because of the aggravation. Lennon later gave the note, which was written in red felt tip pen on lined paper, to American session guitarist Jesse Ed Davis. The letter had a pre-sale estimate of 4,000 - 6,000 pounds but was auctioned off for seven times its estimate. (ANI)
ARTISTS LESSONS GEAR BLOGS 'The Wrecking Crew' documentary needs your help Denny Tedesco, son of legendary guitarist Tommy Tedesco, has issued the following call to arms seeking funding for his excellent documentary film The Wrecking Crew, the story of an elite group of studio session musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960s who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, 5th Dimension, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers, and Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound, and that’s just a few! View the official trailer here: Hi, I apologize if I've already sent you this note. But many of you know that I've been on this project for 17 years. For the last 30 days, we've been raising money on KickStarter to help pay off the last of the licensing so that the movie can be released. Many of you have given so much help in the past in donations and other means. But now we're really asking for help. T ...
Timeless Tracks - Saturday Nights 9-11 PM, WCFA 101.5 This Saturday Night 10/12 A special show this week. We'll explore a little known group of studio musicians who, in one combination or another, performed on most of the hits that came out of Los Angeles in the decade between 1962 and 1972. The Wrecking Crew anonymously laid down tracks for artists like the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, The Fifth Dimension, and Jerry Garcia. Gold Star Studios was their home, a home they shared with Phil Spector, and the place where they created Spector's Wall Of Sound. We'll hear a variety of hits across many genres of music. And, we'll learn a bit about the timeless billboard tracks we grew up listening to, and still do. You'll be surprised by what you learn. Tune in and check it out!
Music History for Thursday, 9/26/13 2008 - U2 frontman Bono attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York to galvanize world leaders behind his ONE campaign against Third World poverty, hunger, and disease. 2007 - A deadlocked jury lead a Los Angeles judge to declare a mistrial in the murder case against music legend Phil Spector. Spector was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson in his home. 2000 - Creed's lead singer Scott Stapp launched his With Arms Wide Open Foundation with the limited edition single release of the band's hit With Arms Wide Open. Three dollars from the sale of each single went to the foundation. Only 65,000 copies were pressed. 1997 - The Japanese release of Elton John's single Candle In The Wind sold-out all 300,000 copies on the first day. The single retailed for 1,300 yen or ten-dollars-and-sixty-six cents. 1991 - The video for Southside Johnny’s It's Been A Long Time was filmed at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. T ...
Phil Spector: To Know Him Is To Love Him Greg Shaw, History of Rock, The, 1982 So much has been written about Phil Spector, yet he still remains an enigma. The most famous record producer in the history of popular music, he advanced the quality and sophistication of pop to new levels in the early Sixties, inspiring a whole generation of musicians, songwriters and recording engineers in both New York and Los Angeles. Not only was Spector a producer of genius, he also became one of the most dynamic of independent record company bosses, posing a genuine threat to the well-being of the major labels. His private life was more mysterious but equally exciting. Nobody, not even Bob Dylan at his zenith, had his kind of style. Flamboyant in the extreme, he sported ruffled shirts, brocade waistcoats, pointed shoes, shades, and hair so long it flipped up at the shoulder — all in 1962! Manically intense, he was a blur of frenzied motion from 1960, when he arrived in New York as a young studio apprentice, through to ...
NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED - (Liberty 55715-B) Out of Los Angeles, this 1964 'Wall Of Sound' release is one of the best examples of a Phil Spector pr...
Did you know that? Early record producers[edit] During the 1890s, Fred Gaisberg ran the first recording studio and provided the closest approximation of production by guiding an opera singer closer or further away from a gramophone's horn to match the dynamics in the score. (Citation: Gronow and Saunio 1998, p. 8; Moorefield 2005, p. 1). However in the first part of the 20th century the record producer's role was similar to the role of a film producer in that the record producer organized and supervised recording sessions, paid technicians, musicians and arrangers, and sometimes chose material for the artist. In the mid-1950s a new category emerged, that of the independent record producer. Among the most famous early independent producers are the famed songwriting-production duo Leiber & Stoller, "Wall Of Sound" creator Phil Spector and British studio pioneer Joe Meek. Magnetic tape enabled the establishment of independent recording studios in major recording centres such as London, Los Angeles and New Yo ...
Tommy Tedesco Billed as "the most recorded guitarist in history," Tommy Tedesco was certainly one of the top session guitarists of all time, able to play convincingly in virtually every style of music, but concentrating on pop/rock, jazz, and soundtrack work. Tedesco was born July 3, 1930, in Niagara Falls, NY; after moving to Los Angeles, he carved out a career as one of the area's most in-demand session musicians, appearing on his first recording in the late '50s. Tedesco's notable associations during the '60s included the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Phil Spector, Van *** Parks, the 5th Dimension, the Monkees, and Elvis Presley. He also did some of his most acclaimed work in 1968 on Frank Zappa's Lumpy Gravy; according to legend, Tedesco and some of the other session men caught wind of Zappa's freaky reputation, and showed up for the session dressed in wacky costumes, not realizing Zappa's music would turn out to be too complicated for them to play the first time through. In the '70s, Tedesco appeared on P ...
Sonny & Cher, “I Got You Babe” (1965) Music & Lyrics: Sonny Bono Sonny Bono, a songwriter and record producer for Phil Spector, wrote the lyrics to and composed the music of the song for himself and his then-wife, Cher, late at night in their basement. Session drummer Hal Blaine performed the drums for the song. “I Got You Babe” became the duo's biggest single, their signature song, and a defining recording of the early hippie countercultural movement. Sonny and Cher last performed the song together during an impromptu reunion on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman on November 13, 1987. Cher performed the song with R.E.M. on February 14, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. It was her first performance of the song without Sonny.
Mainstream success In 1965, Phil Spector sought to work with Tina after catching an Ike & Tina show in Los Angeles. Upon working out the deal, Spector gave Ike a $20,000 advance to keep out of the studio, to which Ike agreed.[54][55] With Spector, Turner produced the song, "River Deep - Mountain High", which would be released in 1966 on Spector's Philles record label. Though the record didn't do well in the US, the song became successful overseas, finding its peak in the United Kingdom, where it reached on the singles chart. The success of the record led to them opening for The Rolling Stones on their UK tour later that fall, which the Turners later extended by performing all over Europe and Australia.[56] In 1968, Ike & Tina's chart success was renewed following the release of their Blue Thumb album, Outta Season, which produced their cover of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". They'd follow this up with The Hunter, which produced charted singles including the title track and an original com ...
Well Don Turtle Torres, Annette now Carol drove a MG Convertible it seems. Photo of her is performing in 2007 and she was born in 1940. Not as old as I thought. ANNETTE KLEINBARD (aka Carol Connors) Born 13 November 1940, New Brunswick, New Jersey In his biography of Phil Spector ("He's a Rebel", 1989), Mark Ribowsky describes Annette Kleinbard as "a shy, cherubic brunette, tiny as a buttercup". Early in 1958, she met Phil Spector, who was dating her girlfriend Donna Kass at that time. Phil was more than interested in Annette's soprano singing voice. He asked her to sing on a session (on May 20, 1958) that he had prepared, at Gold Star Studio in Los Angeles. So much time was spent on a song called "Don't You Worry My Little Pet", that there was no studio time left for any other songs. The as-yet unnamed group consisted of Spector, Kleinbard, Marshall Leib (often misspelled as Lieb ; he died in March 2002) and Harvey Goldstein. The master was sold to Lou Bedell of Dore Records, but it still needed a B-si . ...
I AM OBSESSED WITH KNOWING USELESS INFORMATION. ANNETTE KLEINBARD, THE LEAD SINGER OF THE TEDDY BEARS, ALWAYS FASCINATED ME SO I CHECKED HER OUT. SHE BECAME CAROL CONNERS AND WAS A SONG WRITER AND SINGER AFTER THE GROUP BROKE UP. Following graduation from Fairfax high school in Los Angeles, California, Phil Spector became obsessed with the song "To Know Him Is to Love Him," a song he had written for his group, The Teddy Bears. After a hasty audition at ERA Records who offered to finance a studio session, The Teddy Bears - Phil Spector, Marshall Leib, Harvey Goldstein (who left the group early on), lead singer Annette Kleinbard,[1] and last minute recruit, drummer Sandy Nelson - recorded the song at Gold Star Studios at a cost of $75. Released on ERA's Dore label in August 1958, it took two months before "To Know Him Is to Love Him" began to get airplay. The record stayed in the Billboard Hot 100 for 23 weeks, in the Top Ten for 11 of those weeks, and commanded the chart position for three weeks. At 19 y . ...
Steven Douglas Kreisman (24 September 1938 – 19 April 1993), better known as Steve Douglas, was an American saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist. Douglas is best known as a Los Angeles session musician, a member of The Wrecking Crew, who worked with Phil Spector, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. He can be heard on records by Duane Eddy, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Willy DeVille, Bob Dylan, The Ramones and many others. He was also a record producer, having produced Mink DeVille's Le Chat Bleu. pwd na.
I was chatting with Carol Kaye, the legendary bass player who I have recorded with, and she mentioned that most of the hit records of the 1960s were made in Los Angeles. When I asked her if she had any evidence for this she told me that all the musicians who moved out from New York didn't do it for the weather, and then she unfriended and blocked me. In my experience on FB, even with my outrageous humor, I have only been blocked by a handful of strange people, but this one is the best because I love how she takes the concept of "Hollywood Studio Musicians" so seriously! Bernard Purdie, for example, would be a New York Musician - as though he never flew to LA to record? Just a thought" I suspect that Phil Spector probably developed the "Wall Of Sound" to get more of his friends paid? That's the same reason why Stanley Kubrick did so many takes...
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