phil spector arrested

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    on yahoo today:

    Record Producer Phil Spector Arrested
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    ALHAMBRA, Calif. - Legendary record producer Phil Spector was arrested Monday for investigation of homicide after the body of a woman was found at a home in this Los Angeles suburb, authorities said.

    Spector, 62, was arrested at the home around 5 a.m., Sheriff's Sgt. Joe Efflandt said.

    In his legendary career, Spector produced such music greats as Tina Turner (news) and the Ramones.

    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, Spector produced records for the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and the Crystals. He created the "Wall of Sound" effect that involved overdubbing scores of musicians to create a massive roar, which changed the way pop records were produced.

    Among his session players, known as the "Wrecking Crew," were guitarist Glen Campbell (news), pianist Leon Russell (news), drummer Hal Blaine and the late Sonny Bono, who learned the producer's trade under Spector.

    Spector produced a string of '60s hits, including the Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" and "Walking in the Rain," and Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "(Today I Met) the Boy I'm Gonna Marry."

    Spector married Ronnie Bennett, a member of the Ronettes. They divorced in 1974. He has five children.

    Spector's father, Benjamin, committed suicide in 1949. Spector later visited the grave and used the inscription "To Know Him Was to Love Him" as the basis for a hit song.

    Spector's last major album was "End of the Century," a 1980 collaboration with the Ramones. During the session, the late bassist Dee Dee Ramone said Spector pulled a gun on the band.