He's a Rebel: Phil Spector: Rock 'n' Roll's Legendary Producer

He's a Rebel: Phil Spector: Rock 'n' Roll's Legendary Producer

by Mark Ribowsky




Phil Spector created the "wall of sound," produced the Beatles' last record, persuaded the Ramones to go "pop," made the Righteous Brothers sound respectable, and was a millionaire by the age of twenty-one. His credits include some of the most indelible songs of the '60s: The Ronettes' "Be My Baby," the Crystals' "Then He Kissed Me," and Ike and Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High." Culled from more than 100 interviews with Spector's closest associates, and fully updated to include the firsthand details of the alleged murder of actress Lana Clarkson, He's a Rebel boldly explores Spector's legendary eccentricities, addictions, and violent, reclusive tendencies. This is the definitive, unflinching portrait of Phil Spector, the producer who transformed the airwaves and forever changed the sound of popular music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306814716
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 01/08/2007
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Mark Ribowsky, a frequent contributor to Playboy, is the author of Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball. He lives in New York City.

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Greil Marcus

Ribowsky's biography contains more than a few good lines.... [The author] brings the story down to earth without sacrificing its drama. Relying on frank and extensive interviews... Ribowsky doesn't shrink from cruelty or even horror.

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