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Phil Spector


1940

Phil Spector was born.

1961

“Every Breath I Take,” by Gene Pitney, just misses the Top Forty. The song, written by Gary Goffin and Carole King, features a monumental Phil Spector production.

1962

Gene Pitney’s “Only Love Can Break a Heart” peaks at #2. It’s held back from the top by the Crystals’ “He’s a Rebel,” penned by Pitney and produced by Phil Spector.

1989

Phil Spector is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Phil Spector