Ronnie Spector, '60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78
Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. Spector died Wednesday after a brief battle with cancer, her family said. Tributes flooded social media, with Stevie Van Zandt saying it was an honor to produce her, to Brian Wilson, who wrote on Twitter: “I loved her voice so much and she was a very special person and a dear friend.”news.yahoo.com
Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dead at 81
Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dead at 81 Phil Spector, who rose to worldwide fame in the 1960s as the music producer who created what's known as the "Wall of Sound," has died in prison after being convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Jamie Yuccas reports.cbsnews.com
Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics
This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. But while Spector made his mark as a revolutionary music producer, the stories of him waving guns at recording artists and being convicted of murder overshadowed his artistry. The reaction to Spector’s death resurrected some mixed feelings about his life and legacy. Some lauded his early contributions to rock music, while others struggled to forgive his volatile past.
Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81
FILE - In this May 29, 2009 file photo, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his Wall of Sound method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES – Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. The volume, and violence, of Spector’s music reflected a dark side he could barely contain even at his peak. The Spector murder trial was one of many sensational cases she covered during her 48-year career as a Los Angeles-based trial reporter.