PHIL SPECTOR: FROM TEDDY BEAR TO MONSTER
You’d never have guessed back in 1958 when Phil Spector was in the group The Teddy Bears that sang “To Know Him is to Love Him” that he’d turn out to be a murderer. Spector, 70, is back in the news and Lana Clarkson’s friends are not happy about it. Spector was convicted of murdering Lana and is in the process of serving a 19 years to life sentence at Corcoran State Prison. Citing an Associated Press story, Lana’s friends are outraged because Spector seems to be getting special treatment in prison. His 29 year old wife Rachelle is allowed to visit him twice a week and he is permitted to receive his OWN food and not partake in the prison fare. Spector has a private room and he petitioned for email access. This week Spector is being transferred to another prison, oddly named Happy Valley State Prison in Northern California. Erik Menendez is there and whether Spector continues with his “special treatment” remains to be seen.