Phil Spector

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Spector review – a complex portrait of the murderer behind pop’s most iconic songs
This four-part series about Phil Spector walks the tightrope between sensitive and salacious – and refuses to diminish the importance of Lana Clarkson, the woman he killed

Leila Latif

08, Jan, 2023 @10:00 PM

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I’m dreaming of a bestseller: what makes Christmas songs stick?
We analyse the most popular festive songs to find that all we want for Christmas is mid-century nostalgia

Carmen Aguilar García, Michael Goodier, Lucy Swan and Pamela Duncan

20, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The 20 greatest Christmas albums – ranked!
Whether you fancy a heartwarming carol with Elvis or the story of a yuletide drug dealer from OutKast, there’s a festive album for you in our rundown of the best ever

Alexis Petridis

15, Dec, 2022 @1:52 PM

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‘He was celebrated and protected’: revisiting the dark story of Phil Spector
In a new docuseries, the life of the abusive music mogul is contrasted with that of Lana Clarkson, the woman he was convicted of murdering

Charles Bramesco

05, Nov, 2022 @6:31 AM

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Ronnie Spector obituary
Lead singer with the Ronettes, the 1960s girl group whose smash hits included Be My Baby

Richard Williams

13, Jan, 2022 @4:23 PM

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No one else sounded like the tough yet tender Ronnie Spector
The late Ronettes singer had one of the most distinctive voices in pop music – and her discography should be celebrated beyond her girl-group hits

Alexis Petridis

13, Jan, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Ronnie Spector, pop singer who fronted the Ronettes, dies aged 78
Influential singer of hits including Be My Baby, who married abusive producer Phil Spector, dies of cancer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Jan, 2022 @10:51 PM

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Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today
Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and again

Laura Snapes

18, Jan, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Phil Spector wasn't a 'flawed genius' – he was a murderer | Arwa Mahdawi
Despite the headlines we have seen from Rolling Stone, the BBC and others, the producer was, first and foremost, a killer. We should hold him to the same standards as everyone else, says Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

18, Jan, 2021 @11:22 AM

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Phil Spector brought joy to pop music – and misery to so many lives
Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’ technique gave his artists’ music an infectious joie de vivre, but the man behind it was damaged, bitter and violent

Alexis Petridis

17, Jan, 2021 @8:55 PM

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Phil Spector obituary
Record producer influential in 60s pop as the creator of the ‘wall of sound’ who in 2009 was jailed for the murder of Lana Clarkson

Richard Williams

17, Jan, 2021 @7:52 PM

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Phil Spector, pop producer convicted of murder, dies aged 81
Producer who revolutionised music in 1960s with his ‘wall of sound’ dies while serving sentence

Caroline Davies

17, Jan, 2021 @4:32 PM

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