Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Reading about Phil Spector While Waiting for Ringo Starr

And to add to the confusion I am listening to while I am writing this journal entry. I bought tickets for for Ringo Starr at Radio City Music Hall back in February when it was good and cold. I heard that the temperature only reached 99 F today which is 4 degrees "cooler" than yesterday. Since I have plenty of vacation time, I decided to take the day off so I could go without work or commuting on my mind. My next journal entry will be a review of the concert.

After seeing the movie about Spector I used my library research skills to find out that there was a biography written about him in 2007.

Brown, Mick. Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

I was able to get it from the Queens Library. I started reading it today while I sat in my air conditioned living room. Mick Brown interviewed Spector shortly before the murder of Lana Clarkson in February 2003. I reached page 86 today. He discusses how Spector got started in the music business. He quickly met many of the major performers, executives, and song writers active in the early 1960s. I am sure that many of the points discussed in the film including the murder will be considered in this book.

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