Chapter Seven: Phil Spector and John Lennon

From Let It Be to Imagine to an infamous “lost weekend” in Los Angeles, no Beatle had more facetime with Phil Spector than John Lennon. John reminisces on drunkenly being tied to a bed, having a gun fired at him in the studio, and lawyering up simply to get his own session tapes back. Every crazy story has the same crazy common denominator: Phil Spector.


Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector, by Mick Brown

He’s a Rebel: Phil Spector: Rock ‘n Roll’s Legendary Producer, by Mark Ribowsky

Life, by Keith Richards and James Fox

Phil Spector: Wall of Pain, by Dave Thompson

The Beatles, by Bob SpitzThe Beatles Anthology, by the Beatles

My Name Is Love, by Darlene Love

Rolling Stone Interview

45 Years Ago: John Lennon Returns to His ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Roots

The Daisy in Beverly Hills

John Lennon’s Infamous ‘Lost Weekend’ Revisited

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018, dir. Michael Epstein)

Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album (2000, dir. Andrew Solt)

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