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Alhambra, Calif.

Police arrested Phil Spector, a legendary rock ’n’ roll producer, and charged him with killing a B-movie actress in his Alhambra, Calif., mansion this week. Lana Clarkson, 40, who appeared in such films as Amazon Women on the Moon, was found lying in Spector’s foyer. She had been shot. The reclusive Spector, 62, was famously volatile as a young man. He reportedly pulled pistols on John Lennon and the Ramones, although drummer Marky Ramone said Spector wouldn’t “hurt a fly.” Spector revolutionized the music industry with his Wall of Sound, a quasi-symphonic mix of music and voices. He made records for Elvis Presley, Ike and Tina Turner, and others, and co-produced the last Beatles album, Let It Be.

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