After over two years of running around on bail, legendary rock producer Phil Spector is finally on trial for the murder of B-Movie babe, Lana Carlson. When D. Boon of the Minutemen sang about a “Little Man With A Gun In His Hand” he could have been talking about Spector. Skinny and 5-foot-7, Spector was known to pack heat everywhere he went. Legend has it he fired a gun in the studio when he was working with John Lennon in the 70's, and according to Dee Dee Ramone, Spector held him hostage for at gunpoint for two days during the production of “End of the Century.” Obviously a little nuts, Spector has admitted in recent years that he’s been taking medication for schizophrenia.
Well, on Monday a judge ruled that prosecutors in his murder trial can present evidence of four separate incidents where Spector allegedly waved or pointed a loaded weapon at women he’d been dating. Nice, eh? Not only that, but the judge decided against allowing the presentation of evidence involving six more women who also may have found themselves on the business end of Phil’s affection.
As you can see, he’s a scary guy. When police raided his home in February of 2003 they took away nine guns and plenty of ammo. Perhaps they should get another warrant, and make a return trip for the blowdryer-- before somebody gets hurt.