Tuesday, June 11, 2013

George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

"A highpoint of Stone Free, edited by Brit-pop expert Ron Ross, is Andrew [Oldham]'s depiction of a meeting with Phil Spector and Seymour Stein in 2008, the year before Spector began serving a 19 years to life sentence for the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson. Spector, of course, is the genius behind some of pop music's greatest singles, including the Ronettes' 'Be My Baby,' the Crystals' 'Then He Kissed Me,' and 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'' by the Righteous Brothers. He also produced or co-produced such monumental albums as George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. ... Stein is a colorful record biz icon who ... had first hustled Andrew circa 1964 in New York's Brill Building, that citadel of songplugging where the Runyonesque inhabitants included bookies disguised as elevator operators. Forty-four years later, Andrew recalls, Phil summoned Andrew to accompany Stein for a meeting at Spector's mansion in Alhambra, California. The subject: the potential recording career of Phil's new 28-year-old wife, former Playboy model Rachelle Spector. In Andrew's telling -- and he's the first to admit that he's offering only 'the truth of my recall' -- Stein politely passes on the deal, and everyone walks away with dignity and shared affection intact" (Michael Sigman, "Andrew Oldham: Stone Free at Last," Huffington Post, 3/19/13).

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