Teddy Bears trio, of which he was a member (see above, right), and "(There Is a Rose in) Spanish Harlem," still one of the greatest of odd love songs. But it was as a music producer that the man's genius came to fruition.
Lana Clarkson, Spector gave Mr. Jayanti full access for what looks like a very long, cover-as-many-bases-as-possible interview, during which the the music promoter/producer spills his guts in ways that seem alternately crazy (was he high, perhaps?) and fox-like. His fairly consistent jabs at one, Tony Bennett, begin to approach the hilarious, and he's seems to have it in for Buddy Holly and Marty Scorsese (with some justification, where the latter is concerned), as well.
Joan Rivers -- had she never had a face-lift. Most of the time, though, he's a ringer for the recent Anna Massey.
Darlene Love? Sorry, Phil, but I don't think so.
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector opens this Wednesday in New York City at Film Forum. Check the schedule of performances here. I hope the plays across the country wherever popular music lovers reside -- which means just about everywhere.
courtesy of Photofest.