Phil Spector's spectacle of hair

Published May 1, 2007

One verdict is obvious: Phil Spector is guilty of having horrendous hair. The legendary music producer is on trial in Los Angeles in the 2003 murder of actor Lana Clarkson. Opening statements began Wednesday. Spector sported a blond pageboy. It's not the first time Spector, who has worked with the likes of the Beatles, Tina Turner and the Ramones, has gone hair-brained. Let's browse his hair history.

The '60s: Ah, the glory days. Spector's career is rocking, and so is his 'do. Superlong sideburns and a thick mushroom cap scream "megaproducer." Things can only get better from here, right? Wrong.

June 1998: It's business in the front, party in the back for Spector, pre murder trial. The carefully feathered bangs draw focus to his totally tubular shades, but his natural curls are begging for sweet freedom.

May 2005: Egads! The laugh-fro has grown to alarming proportions. Scientists release stunning information that the Aqua Net on Spector's head is actually causing the polar ice caps to melt.

September 2005: The fro has scaled back, but courtroom humidity is seriously stressing Spector's curls. Still, he makes the most of the Rue McClanahan look and opts for a delicate dragonfly brooch to bring it full circle.

March 2007: In a brazen display of rebellion, Spector ditches court and sends the Little Dutch Boy in his stead. A ceramic straightening iron and $9 ash blond dye kit from Walgreens are the only tools LDB needs to emerge victorious from the trial.


Stephen Stills to play Tampa Theatre tonight

He's an oldie and a goodie, able to wow audiences with a unique guitar style making him one of the best musicians in the world. That explains why he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. The show is at 7:30 tonight at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $34. (813) 274-8286.