Phil Spector is a well known Grammy-winning pop-music producer of the 1960â€™s who has turned a convicted killer. Philâ€™s dreadful mug shot from prison looks haunting and ghostly – a mix of Gollum and elf. The ageing and balding shot is scary with a cold and fear-inducing stare, to say the least. A judge sentencedÂ SpectorÂ to the maximum sentence for second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Phil has been in prison for more than five years now and will be there for at least another fourteen years.
Phil was known for his notorious collection of wigs since he was locked up after his conviction in May 2009. The proceedings often fascinated the public due to the bizarre appearance of Spector with some of the most outlandish and horrible wigs ever seen! He was infamous for parading around in several wigs that have shocked and disgusted people over the years. From straight and blonde hair pieces, he graduated to wild and curly wig styles that got bigger and wilder with time. One of the most disreputable looks he wore was a blonde Afro wig in a 2005 court appearance.Â Wigs are banned in prison because they could be used to hide contraband. Biographer Dave Thompson, author ofÂ Wall of Pain: The Life of Phil Spector, says that the music producerâ€™s obsession with strange wigs stemmed from head injuries he incurred from a car crash long ago.
His obsession with guns only added to his appalling image. In fact, witnesses say that Spector was unsound and had a weird habit of pulling guns on women in a fit of rage. Life behind bars seems unhappy for this once-famous man who is now in the facility for prisoners with the most severe and long-term needs.
The latest mug shot that is the talk of town has been released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Phil Spector looks old and haggard in the picture with a deathly pallor to his face. Phil Spector has never been seen so bare-headed and he repeatedly asked to wear a hat but was refused the same. This mug shot of Phil has made headlines all over and the unsettling image of an old and sickly man is hardly how we expect to remember this once-renowned musician.