1997 - Is inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.
2001 - The Ronettes win the lawsuit against Spector and are awarded over $3 million.
2002 - The New York Court of Appeals throws out the Ronettes' award and orders the case back to the trial court. Spector loses again and is ordered to pay the Ronettes royalties twice a year.
February 3, 2003 - Actress Lana Clarkson is shot to death in Phil Spector's home.
November 20, 2003 - Spector is charged with Clarkson's murder.
September 27, 2004 - Phil Spector is indicted.
March 19, 2007 - Jury selection begins in Spector's murder trial.
April 30, 2007 - Opening statements begin, after a judge rules that the trial can be televised.
May 15, 2007 - Chauffeur Adriano Desouza testifies that Spector said right after the shooting, "I think I killed somebody."
June 11, 2007 - DNA evidence is presented. A criminalist testifies that none of Spector's DNA was found on the gun, but that it was found on Lana Clarkson's body.
September 26, 2007 - The judge declares a mistrial when the jury comes back deadlocked 10-2 for guilty. The District Attorney's office announces they will retry Spector.
October 2, 2008 - Jury selection in the second trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson begins.
April 13, 2009 - Is convicted of second-degree murder.
May 29, 2009 - Is sentenced to 19 years to life.
June 2010 - Wife, Rachelle Short, releases new CD, "Out of My Chelle" on which Spector is listed as producer. This is his first production in 30 years.
April 12, 2011 - Lawyers appear in appeals court asking to overturn Spector's conviction in favor of a third trial in the death of Lana Clarkson on the basis that the 2009 trial was unfair.
May 2, 2011 - California 2nd District Court of Appeals rules unanimously against the defense's many contentions that Spector's 2009 trial was unfair and his conviction stands.
February 21, 2012 - The United States Supreme Court declines to review Spector's murder conviction.