PHILLIP H. SPECTOR - RECORD ALBUM COVER SIGNED - HFSID 276294
Sale Price $510.00
The legendary - and notorious - record producer signs the back cover of John Lennon's album of cover songs, some of which he produced for Lennon.
Record Album Cover signed: "Phil Spector" on verso. Color, 12¼x12¼. John Lennon's 1975 release, John Lennon/Rock 'N' Roll", which includes a number of tracks produced by Spector. Tracks include "Be-Bop-A-Lula", "Stand By Me" and a Medley ("Ready Teddy/Rip it Up", "You Can't Catch Me", "Ain't That a Shame", "Do You Want to Dance" and "Sweet Little Sixteen") on Side One and "Slippin' and Slidin', "Peggy Sue", "Bring It On Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin'", "Bony Moronie", "Ya Ya" and "Just Because" on Side Two. Record included. This album, Lennon's covers of late 1950s and early 1960s rock 'n' roll hits, was recorded at both A&M Records Studios and the Gold Star Recording Studios. Lennon and Spector were banned from the A&M lot after their consumption of alcohol disrupted the recording sessions, and Spector disappeared with the session tapes. He would later return them to Lennon sometime later, when Lennon was focusing on another project. This album was a hit in both the U.S. and the UK, reaching #6 on the charts, and producing a Top 20 single, "Stand By Me".Legendary music producer Phil Spector, born Harvey Philip Spector (1939-2021), who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, was a pioneer in the 1960s "girl group sound", and he later worked with such worked with Ike and Tina Turner, The Beatles, The Ramones and John Lennon. A former performer himself, Spector, who also co-wrote "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (originally performed by the Righteous Brothers and produced by Spector), later became known for his eccentic outbursts and reclusive lifestyle. On February 3, 2003, he was charged with first degree murder after actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in his Los Angeles mansion. His trial began on March 19, 2007. Slightly creased at corners, worn at left edge of verso. Minor surface scratches. Dust jacket is slightly creased, shaded at blank right margin. Record is in fine condition.
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