November 21, 2003
To Know, Know, Know Nothing About Him is to Write, Write, Write about him (and we do)

spector2.jpgBeing a journalist is hard work. You have to pound the pavement in search of sources, burn the candle at both ends to write engaging sentences, and worst of all, you have to read the whole blurb on the dust jacket of a book for that deep, deep background.

Ask anyone writing about super producer-turned-alleged murderer, Phil Spector. This comes the back cover blurb of Mark Ribowsky's 1989 book He's A Rebel: Phil Spector, Rock and Roll's Legendary Producer: "Phil Spector created the 'wall of sound,' produced the Beatles' last record, persuaded the Ramones to go 'pop,' made the Righteous brothers sound respectable, and was a millionaire by age 21."
If that last part of the sentence sounds familiar, then you've been paying attention:

"As songwriter, guitarist and backup singer for the band, which hit the big time with To Know Him is to Love Him, he became a millionaire by the age of 21.

"'To Know Him Is to Love Him' and made him a millionaire by age 21."

"By the time he was 21, Spector was a millionaire."

" Spector was a millionaire by age 21, and his music career exploded after he came onto the music scene as a member of the band the Teddy Bears."

"Spector had started his career as a musician with a band called the Teddy Bears before embarking on a songwriting and production career that made him a millionaire by the age of 21."

"Spector was only 21 years old, and he was a millionaire."

"...the youngest record company head and a millionaire age 21, dubbed Tycoon of Teen."

"Spector got his start in the music business in 1958 as a songwriter, guitarist and backup singer for the Los Angeles group the Teddy Bears, which had a hit single with 'To Know Him is to Love Him' and made him a millionaire by age 21. "

Spector began promoting, producing and creating bands when he was in his teens, and was a millionaire by the time he was 21."

"Phil Spector, the legendary but reclusive American producer who invented the 'wall of sound', hit No. 1 with his very first single and was a millionaire by 21."

"By 21, Spector was a millionaire and a maverick dubbed the 'teen tycoon' by author Tom Wolfe."

I don't know, know, know about you, but I broke into a sweat just summarizing it.

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