Friday, May 29, 2009

The Teddy Bears (Phil Spector)

Let's celebrate Phil Spector's 19-to-life prison sentence by looking back at his younger days - back when he was just threatening to kill people.

Here he is with the Teddy Bears - playing guitar on a hit song he wrote, which was later covered by The Beatles, Marc Bolan, Peter and Gordon, and others.

Interesting fact - the lead singer in this clip, Annette Kleinbard, later changed her name to Carol Connors and co-wrote the theme from Rocky ("Gonna Fly Now").

Not a big fan of Phil - the person - but I think we can all forgive him for pulling a gun on Dee Dee Ramone.