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- Posted on Apr 26th 2007 4:31PM by Gaylord Fields
In his opening statement at the murder trial of Phil Spector, prosecutor Alan Jackson painted a portrait of the legendary producer as "sinister and deadly," calling victim Lana Clarkson "the last in a long line of women who fell victim to Phillip Spector over the years." Too bad the D.A. can't read into the court record excerpts from the upcoming biography 'Tearing Down the Wall of Sound,' in which Spector trains his sights on several targets other than the B-movie actress found shot to death in his Southern California mansion.
In interviews conducted by author Mick Brown just weeks before the shooting of Clarkson, Spector gives it to several music notables with both barrels: He says Michael Jackson is "the most depressing, heinous thing" and accuses Bruce Springsteen of plagiarizing his Wall of Sound production technique. He further blasts Brian Wilson, Tina Turner and Dick Clark, among others, and he calls Oasis' Gallagher brothers "jerks." Well, there goes any hope for a trial acquittal by reason of insanity, as these are the most sensible, lucid statements he's ever uttered. Read the full story.