Here's an in-depth look at the life of songwriter and convicted murdered Phil Spector.
Personal: Birth date: December 26, 1940
Birth place: Bronx, New York
Birth Name: Harvey Phillip Spector
Father: Benjamin Spector, an ironworker
Mother: Bertha Spector
Marriages: Rachelle Short (2006-present); Veronica 'Ronnie' Bennett (1968-1974, divorced); Annette Merar (1959-1967, divorced)
Children: Adopted with Ronnie (Bennett) Spector: Gary Phillip, Louis Phillip, Donte Phillip; Mother's name unavailable publicly: Nicole, Phillip (deceased)
Other Facts: Songwriter, producer and creator of the Sixties "Wall of Sound" style.
Produced for such groups as: the Crystals, the Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner, the Righteous Brothers, Cher, and the Ramones.
His father committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning when Spector was a child.
His mother moved Spector and his older sister, Shirley, to Los Angeles when he was 12.
Worked as a court stenographer to help pay tuition at UCLA.
Considered going to work at the United Nations as an interpreter.
Lived mostly in seclusion in his California mansion from the late seventies until 2003.
During the Lana Clarkson trial, at least four women testified that Spector threatened them with a gun.
Timeline: 1958 - While still in high school, he forms the Teddy Bears and records his first and the group's only hit record, "To Know Him is to Love Him". The record goes gold and the group appears on "American Bandstand".
1960 - Moves to New York and works as a producer and a session musician.
1960 - Goes into partnership with Lester Sill and forms the Philles label.
1962 - Buys out Lester Still and becomes sole owner of Philles Records. He closes it four years later.
1969 - Has a cameo role in the film "Easy Rider".
1970 - Produces several tracks on "Let It Be", the final album for the Beatles.
1972 - Wins a Grammy Award for Album of the Year as a producer of "The Concert for Bangladesh"
1988 - Is sued by the Ronettes, including his former wife, Ronnie Bennett, for more than $10 million in royalties and licensing fees.
1989 - Is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.