Music producer Phil Spector is one of rock's most legendary recluses. His music career began in 1958 when his first song, To Know Him is to Love Him, hit the charts and since then he's avoided giving any substantial broadcast interviews--until now.
In the run-up to Spector's retrial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, the BBC will broadcast a documentary about his life, including an exclusive interview from March 2007. Vikram Jayanti, the documentary's producer and director, explained in a statement that he created the documentary, because he was concerned that, "the ongoing trial threatens to eclipse [Spector's] musical legacy."
Spector is best-known for creating the Wall of Sound technique and worked alongside The Beatles, Tina Turner and The Righteous Brothers during his musical career. According to the BBC, the programme will "dissect his songs, from the perspective of Spector's inner world, casting a spotlight on a unique creative process that is, for the first time, explained by its author."
"Footage from his trial last year provides a dramatic counterpoint to this unprecedented material," the BBC explained in a statement.
The documentary, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector, will be shown tonight at 9:40 p.m. on BBC TWO. Will you be watching?