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L.A. Proved Too Much For Blake and Spector: Bring On the Trials

Deanne Stillman, Observer, 19 April 2004

TWO VERY STRANGE courtroom spectacles are about to unfold in Los Angeles: the murder trials of Robert Blake and Phil Spector. I've been covering these cases for a while now-Blake's since February of '01 and Spector's since February of '02. As I've become more familiar with each story, I've realized that Mr. Blake and Mr. Spector are similar characters, reverse Gatsbys whose east-to-west family journeys spelled their doom. To paraphrase Gladys Knight and the Pips, L.A. proved too much for the men.

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