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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