DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

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PHIL Spec­tor wouldn’t have minded be­ing on a stamp. Oh, he says he didn’t want to, but then he brings up how Buddy Holly was on a stamp when he only lived for three years. Mu­si­cally speak­ing.

Phil prob­a­bly couldn’t have worn that big ’ fro wig of his if he had been called up for stamp duty. He’s asked about that wig in tonight’s doc­u­men­tary, given that he wore it to court af­ter he’d been charged with the mur­der of ac­tress Lana Clark­son.

This was shot in March 2007, a month be­fore the trial. Phil says he didn’t know how ‘‘ puffy and big’’ the wig was.

‘‘ I didn’t mean to be that com­i­cal,’’ he says. ‘‘ I meant it to have a sense of humour.’’

OK. When a jury he de- scribes as 12 peo­ple who voted for Ge­orge Bush were hear­ing how he put a gun in Clark­son’s mouth and pulled the trig­ger, Spec­tor’s think­ing about a wig that says sense of humour?

But then, this is a pro­gram that — as the pros­e­cu­tor is giv­ing the jury de­tails of Clark­son’s death — airs a back­ing track of one of Spec­tor’s girl group hits from the ’ 60s: ‘‘ He hit me/and it felt like a kiss.’’

Big hair: Phil Spec­tor

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