Harvey Phillip Spector (December 26, 1939-January 16, 2021) was an American record producer, musician, and songwriter known for his innovative recording practices and entrepreneurship in the 1960s, followed decades later by his trial and conviction for murder in the 2000s. Spector developed the Wall of Sound, and was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.
- We were writing little symphonies for the kids.
- Pop Chronicles Interviews #107 - Phil Spector, Part 3, August 1, 1968.
- I enjoyed all the records very much. I made them all from the heart. I made them all with art in mind, and all to reveal a picture of where I was when I made them.
- Here, I'm going to make you a big star … and you don't have to pay any dues. … For that, you're going to get no respect from your contemporaries. … To me, that was the cruelest thing.
- People made fun of me, the little kid who was making rock'n'roll records. But I knew. I would try to tell all the groups, we're doing something very important. Trust me. And it was very hard because these people didn't have that sense of destiny. They didn't know they were producing art that would change the world. I knew.
- I have devils inside that fight me.
- Phil Spector’s final interview before jail, 17 January 2021.