Today is the first birthday (his 70th), but certainly not the last, that legendary record producer Phil Spector will spend in prison. He is currently serving a 19 year to life sentence for second degree murder. I won't attempt to condense his career (which left an indelible mark on the sound of popular American music) into a thumbnail sketch in this post. But I will share this moment below that marks the beginning of a brilliant career that had fizzled and has now presumably ended in such a ugly and tragic way. That's the young Mr. Spector playing guitar and singing back up on a song he wrote and produced in 1958. The song was inspired by the epitaph on his father's grave. Benjamin Spector had taken his own life about a decade before this song was released. The song went to #1 on the Billboard Charts and has been covered, in some cases with slightly rearranged lyrics, by many.