Phil Spector’s Collaborator Breaks Silence Writes Tell-All Memoir: I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed

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Legendary songwriter, Beverly Ross—one of the architects of rock & roll and composer of “Lollipop” (The Chordettes) and “The Girl of My Best Friend” (ELVIS), emerges with her salacious tell-all memoir: I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed.

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I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed

"HBO got it wrong. Phil wasn't some kind of megalomaniac," says Ross. "He'd charm the hell out of anybody before throwing them under the bus."

Legendary songwriter, Beverly Ross—one of the architects of rock & roll and composer of “Lollipop” (The Chordettes) and “The Girl of My Best Friend” (ELVIS), emerges with her salacious tell-all memoir: I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed.

After opening her home to a ruthless young Phil Spector and introducing Phil to all her business contacts, Beverly Ross was stabbed in the back as Phil exploited her industry relationships and absconded with her burgeoning momentum. The autobiography details her turbulent early years in the NYC music machine—especially her dealings with the now infamous “Wall of Sound” producer. [attribution - I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed by Beverly Ross]

I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed releases on the same day as HBO’s made-for-TV movie “Phil Spector” March 24, 2013.

“HBO got it wrong. Phil wasn’t some kind of megalomaniac,” says Ross. “He’d charm the hell out of anybody before throwing them under the bus. The man had no conscience whatsoever.”

A cautionary tale of egomania gone awry, a behind the scenes glimpse of the real Tin Pan Alley and its host of characters, and a hilariously irreverent first person account of what it was like to be a young woman in the early days of Rock ‘N’ Roll—and being betrayed by the man she once shared her home.

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Notes to Editors:
About Beverly Ross Called “a premier architect of rock ‘n’ roll” by her peers, Beverly Ross, composer of classic tunes such as: Roy Orbison’s “Candy Man” and The Earls’ “Remember Then” among others was at one time the highest paid female writer at the Brill Building, one of NYC’s bustling song factories. Her “Dim, Dim the Lights” was called by Alan Freed the “granddaddy song of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

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