Category Archives: Phil Spector

How Was This Ever Thought To Be Rubbish?

In 1975 Phil Spector decided that he was the person who could revive the flagging career of Dion DiMucci. At the time Dion was thrilled to be working with one of his heroes but by the time it was completed … Continue reading

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Spector, No Not That One

I’m off to Belfast ’til Friday. Here is a track from th Tracks Of My Year. There has been a lot of coverage of Spector in the music press, some good, a lot bad. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve … Continue reading

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Candy And The Kisses

How about a bit of northern? Sisters Candy and Suzanne Nelson along with Jeanette Johnson from Port Richmond NY are probably best remembered for the Cameo-Parkway released single The 81 in 1964 which has a typical upbeat girl-group sound of … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse

So terribly sad and such a bloody waste! Rest easy Amy. Amy Winehouse – To Know Him IS To Love Him (link removed due to DMCA takedown)

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Ok, it may not be quite as good as Leader of the Pack but Terry by Twinkle has a charm all of it’s own. Right at the start of one of my favourite books, Fuel Injected Dreams, the dj and … Continue reading

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A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knockin’ Everyday)

The only positive thing that I can find in the weekly air travel that I am currently doing is that I get to listen to lots of music. It gives me time to listen without interruption and fully to the … Continue reading

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Wall Of Pain

I’ve just finished reading the Dave Thompson biography of Phil Spector, Wall Of Pain. The book is a comprehensive look at Spector’s life, studio sessions and plainly unhinged behaviour of which I feel that Thompson is far too ready to … Continue reading

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