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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector

In a career stretching back to his first hit in 1958, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Phil Spector has never given a substantial broadcast interview – until now.

Filmed in Spector's own home – literally his castle – before the piano he bought with John Lennon to play in the promotional film for Imagine, he discusses his relationship with music greats from the girl groups of the Sixties through to The Beatles and Tina Turner.

He also talks about his troubled personal life, his sense of being hounded and the anger and rage which helped him to develop his art, long before it was recognised as anything other than mere pop music.

As his retrial approaches for the murder of Lana Clarkson, Arena brings an enthralling exploration of one of the most influential careers in popular music (Source: BBC America)
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Prev: 1x01 -- SPECIAL! (Apr/02/2013)

A look at the professional triumphs and personal lows in the life of music producer Phil Spector, who rose to fame producing such acts as the Beatles before being convicted of second-degree murder in 2009. Directed by Vikram Jayanti.

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