Although Spector often talked about the ‘Wagnerian’ texture of his accompaniments, there seem to have been very few live musicians involved – perhaps because Spector himself was so difficult to deal with.
The process involved drum kits, three acoustic pianos and plenty of guitars with an occasional harpsichord, along with prerecorded tapes which he manipulated in much the same was as composers did in the classical avant-garde.
A group of LA session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew provided whatever live music he required.
Spector, who was in jail for murder, has died of Covid, aged 81.
Of you know any instrumental musicians who worked with him, please let us know.