Known for producing the classic ‘A Christmas Gift For You’ and The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ album, Phil Spector was a legendary music producer. He also worked with 70s punk legends The Ramones.
Sadly, the famed music producer died last week after developing Covid infection and serving 19 years to life in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson. His four children are expected to share some of his wealth.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool, consisting of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums).
The group gained immense worldwide fame in the 1960s. Their songs became a part of popular culture and were a major influence on counterculture.
Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Amongst the most successful songwriters of all time, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller were also the first to take rock ‘n’ roll to the next level. Their songs influenced artists from The Drifters to Elvis Presley.
Phil Spector was murdered in 2009 and his four children are poised to inherit a part of his riches. His daughter Nicole filed a petition to gain control of her father’s estate after he died from coronavirus COVID-19.
Phil Spector was a musical genius who produced some of the biggest hits in history. However, he was also known as a ruthless control freak and alcoholic.
He married his first wife Annette Merar and had an affair with Veronica Bennett, later known as Ronnie Spector. Together, they formed the Ronettes in 1964.
The famous producer is credited with creating some of the most iconic hits in pop history. His net worth was estimated to be $50 million.
During his marriage to Ronnie Spector, she had to live with him for six years and claims she was held prisoner in their mansion.
Phil was convicted of shooting Lana Clarkson in the foyer of his sprawling Californian mansion in 2009. Now his four children are poised to get shares from his money as his fortune is projected to be around $50million.
In the mid-1960s, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith were given a shot at making a name for themselves as pop stars. They had an eponymous TV show, several hit singles and a number of chart-topping albums.
But their success was not without conflicts. Music producer Don Kirshner rebuffed the band members’ requests to write and play their own instruments on records.
The Four Tops
The Four Tops got a lot of money from their record producer, Phil Spector. He died of coronavirus complications last week and his four children are in line to receive shares of his fortune.
Despite getting on surprisingly well with each other, the Four Tops didn’t really get along that well with their other bandmates — especially Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones. They argued over the direction of the music and who should be writing it.
Blondie helped pioneer the pop revival of the 1970s by pushing boundaries and constantly fusing genres. They are considered one of the most influential bands in history.
They were a major player at New York’s CBGB’s and other clubs with their lead singer, Debbie Harry. Her glamorous presence made her a superstar amongst fans.
The legendary singer Celine Dion has had a long and successful career. She is the best-selling female artist of all time and has sold more than 175 million albums worldwide.
Her music has been influenced by genres, ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical. She has also made a name for herself as a successful businesswoman, having established a management company and owning a golf club.
During their 1970s heyday, the Eagles sold 100 million records, earning them the reputation as one of the world’s top selling bands. But there were many struggles for the band throughout their history.
Phil Spector, who died yesterday aged 81 from complications linked to COVID-19, was acknowledged in the music business for six decades as a genuine genius but was hated by the public for almost as long: a thug, a bullying control freak, an alcoholic, a gun nut, a monster and a murderer.
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones have become rock’s most iconic band, a blend of sound and public image that has helped set the template for generations of challengers.
Though the Stones had their share of trouble offstage, they were still a force to be reckoned with. They were known for their eclectic approach to music, flitting from blues and country to funk and rock ‘n’ roll.