The debate over who’s responsible for the Wall of Sound Spector is credited for will go on forever yet he did contribute immensely to Popular Music. Phil comes more into play for my generation by working with the Ramones since they were trying to recreate the rawer Fifties thing.
Spector spending his final years in prison wasn’t a shock, especially with other artists mentioning his pistol-waving threats. Allegedly, he fired a gun near John Lennon’s ear to make a point. It was inevitable somebody would end up dead by his stupidity and it did in the Aughts. The suicide argument was pretty lame.
Now the next question will be…who inherited his flock of wigs?