Phil Spector: Newly Released Shocking Prison Photo Shows Toll Of Age Of Pop Legend

This July 24, 2013 photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows a photo of former music producer Phil Spector smiling at the camera at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, in Corcoran, Calif. Two newly released photos of Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. He is serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson.

Spector is credited as the originator of the Wall of Sound production method. At the height of his career, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl-group sound, and produced more than twenty-five Top 40 hits from 1960 to 1965, writing or co-writing many of them. He produced hit songs for The Beach Boys, The Ronettes, John Lennon, The Ramones, and many more.

Al Pacino played Spector in a 2013 HBO movie about his trial for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkston

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