Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Pop's Lost Genius: Phil Spector

Mick Brown, Telegraph Magazine, 4 February 2003

PHIL SPECTOR PRODUCED some of the greatest pop hits of all time, from ‘Be My Baby’ to ‘Imagine’. Notoriously eccentric in his heyday, his slow retreat into self-imposed exile only multiplied the myths that surrounded him: insane genius, tyrannical egomaniac, demented control freak. The reality is no less extraordinary. In his first interview for 25 years, given weeks before his arrest, he breaks his silence to Mick Brown

Total word count of piece: 6741