Phil Spector dies at age 81

Photo by Kingkongphoto & from Laurel Maryland, USA – Phil Spector, CC BY-SA 2.0,

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.

California state prison officials said he died Saturday of natural causes at a hospital.

As reported by the Associated Press

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Charley Pride wins CMA 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

(Charley Pride in 1981. Public domain photo taken from Wikipedia.)

According to the Taste of Country website, Charley Pride has been named the Country Music Association’s 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The 86-year-old will officially receive the honor during the 2020 CMA Awards.

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