I made an amusing discovery the other day, that provided me with interesting information on the man. Spector, who graduated from high school in 1958, almost immediately set about making a name for himself in the music business. Obviously, he did not start off as a high-powered producer. He started off as a band member and Spector penned a song that become a number one chart topper on December 1, 1958.
The title of the song was taken from the inscription on his own father's tombstone "To Know Him Was to Love Him."
As many of you know, in a high-profile case, Spector was charged with murder of a woman a few years ago. There was a hung jury after the first trial. A re-trial is planned, according to the media.
If you click on Spector's mug shot below, you will be taken back to 1958 and you will see another side of this man -- a young and innocent looking songwriter and first-time producer making music with his 15 year old friend Annette Kleinbard and another boy named Marshall Leib. Spector is the teddy bear on the right.
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspections