Phil Spector’s wife, Rachelle Spector, has laid bare her intentions to tell her husband’s life story in the form of a Broadway musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m actually working on a Broadway musical that’s going to showcase my husband and his life’s work,” Mrs. Spector told THR. “It’s in the beginning stages now, but we’re writing the book. I have a confidentiality agreement about it, so I can’t really talk about it yet, but it’s going really well.”
A quick Phil Spector refresher: The music producer (whose client list included John Lennon, Tina Turner and the Ramones) was jailed after being convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. Interest in his story has been revived thanks to a new HBO movie starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, written and directed by David Mamet. That movie is, certainly, not a musical.
“It’s going to show a whole different side of my husband. My main focus is going to be on his career and how he changed music,” says Mrs. Spector. “It just depends on how far back I want to go, and getting rights for some of the John Lennon songs. There are a lot of people who, as you know, don’t like my husband, so the music is really going to dictate the direction I go for the musical.”
Someone who really doesn't like Spector? His ex-wife Ronnie, who delivered one of his biggest early hits "Be My Baby" with The Ronettes. Check out the classic tune below!