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Investigators said the victim, 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson, was found in the foyer of Spector's castle in a suburb of Alhambra with the 62-year-old record producer nearby.
SPECTOR SUSPECTED
Legendary Producer Posts $1 Million Bond After Arrest in Murder Case
Legendary rock producer Phil Spector, who revolutionized pop music with his "Wall of Sound" recordings in the 1960s, was arrested for murder on Monday in the shooting death of a woman at his home.

The reclusive and eccentric Spector was released later in the day after posting a $1 million bond, officials said.

Investigators said the victim, 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson, was found in the foyer of Spector's make-believe castle in the suburb of Alhambra with the 62-year-old record producer nearby. The weapon was also recovered and Spector was taken into custody at the scene. Clarkson, best known for her role in Amazon Women on the Moon, attracted a cult-like following from her roles in films by director Roger Corman, and has appeared in TV programs and commercials.

Officials declined to detail Clarkson's relationship with Spector. Police believe she arrived at the house with Spector in his black Mercedes, which was still parked outside.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's office said officers were called at 5 a.m. to Spector's 10-bedroom, eight-bathroom "Pyrenes Castle," which stands behind wrought-iron gates on a private road and found a woman who had been shot dead.

Spector was being represented by Robert Shapiro, the veteran lawyer who played a key role in the defense of O.J. Simpson.

Spector's ``Wall of Sound'' effect involved overdubbing scores of musicians to create a full, dramatic sound. The technique, which combined instruments, vocals and sound effects, changed the way pop records were produced.

It brought fame to singing groups like the Ronettes and the Crystals and resulted in a string of '60s hits, including the Crystals' ``Da Doo Ron Ron'' and ``Then He Kissed Me''; the Ronettes' ``Be My Baby'' and ``Walking in the Rain;'' and Darlene Love's ``Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'' and ``(Today I Met) the Boy I'm Gonna Marry.''

His last producing job was with Capitol Records band Starsailor, though the pairing didn’t last, reportedly because of his bizarre behavior.

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