Tragic 'Phil Spector' Shines Spotlight on Black Music History

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The real Phil Spector

This week HBO debuted ‘Phil Spector,’ a riveting film starring Al Pacino, which centers on the last trial days of the legendary “Wall of Sound” producer convicted of murder in 2009. The film highlights the eccentric music powerhouse’s career downfall and legal defense, a fictional account based on elements of reality. Though the film brings back to the forefront Spector’s alleged sordid past and details of a horrific murder, it also brings back music history, as The Beatles producer was involved in launching the success of many music heavyweights.

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