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    Beatles - A Phil Spector Signed Check (Los Angeles, 1969). An 8.25" x 3" printed company check, filled out by typewriter, drawn on the Phil Spector Productions account at the Union Bank of Beverly Hills, dated December 5, 1969, for the amount of $1,395.75, payable to "Mrs. R Owens [sic]". At the bottom, he has signed in bold and thick black felt tip (4" x 1.5"). As noted, this check is payment for the January 1970 rent on his personal mansion at 1200 La Collina in Beverly Hills, a rambling twenty-one room Spanish-style home that he had moved into during the summer of 1965. He was renting it from the legendary British actor Reginald Owen whose wife's endorsement is found on the back. Included is a 7.25" x 10.5" B&W photo of the famous producer. Expected stamps and cancellations, none affecting the signature, Very Fine. From the Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    The late 1960s were a period in which Spector was reclusive, hanging out in his La Collina home with his wife Ronnie, who he married in 1968. After his mid-1960s work with the Righteous Brothers and others, Spector was essentially out of the music business. He started back to work again in late 1969, signing a deal with A&M Records and producing singles for the Ronettes and Sonny Charles. Then, things changed drastically; he received a call from the Beatles at the beginning of 1970. They were looking for someone to take the raw tapes from the Get Back project and turn them into a commercial album. He flew to London and, as a "test run," produced John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" single. The rest is history - sessions from Get Back would be released as the Beatles' final album Let It Be, with Spector receiving production credit.

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