Spector was convicted of second-degree murder in a second trial, after the first trial deadlocked in 2007.
Spector's "Wall of Sound" was a technique he discovered in a tunnel near Hollywood Blvd.
The actress starred in the 1985 B-movie "Barbarian Queen" and appeared in other films, including "Deathstalker", "Blind Date", "Scarface", "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Amazon Women on the Moon".
He told Esquire magazine in an interview Clarkson had "kissed the gun" in a freakish suicide.
Spector had a troubled early life. When Spector was nine, his father Benjamin, an ironworker, committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, leaving his son to be brought up by an overbearing mother, Bertha, who alternately smothered and bullied him. As well as causing irreparable damage to countless lives, Spector also sullied a reputation within pop music that had seen him placed at the top of the tree and was widely regarded as a golden hitmaker. He carried a pistol and a biographer said he often placed it on the recording console as he worked. He was alleged to have fired a gun into a studio while working with Lennon during the recording of Rock "n" Roll and once held a gun to Leonard Cohen's head during sessions for Death of a Ladies' Man.
Harvey Phillip Spector was born in the Bronx, New York on 26 December, 1939. "Meeting him and falling in love was like a fairytale". He served as an apprentice to the illustrious producers and songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and with Leiber co-wrote Spanish Harlem, a hit for Ben E King.
Check out some of Spector's production work below. He also had a hand in the work of the Crystals, and Ike & Tina Turner. His "70s period still found the producer contributing to now-classic albums, including the Beatles" Let It Be, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and John Lennon's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.