Report: Charles Manson Reaches Out to Phil Spector in Prison

Via Rolling Stone: Phil Spector ended up at Cocaran, in its Substance Abuse and Treatment Facility. Charles Manson is at the prison in Cocaran.

Apparently the proximity generated a creative spark: According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Manson reached out to the “Wall of Sound” producer seeking a behind-bars musical meet-up.

“A guard brought Philip a note from Manson, who said he wanted him to come over to his [lockup]. He said he considers Philip the greatest producer who ever lived,” Spector’s wife Rachelle — a colorful personality who often bickered with the judge during Phil’s murder trials — told Page Six. “It was creepy. Philip didn’t respond.” [More...]

Phil's publicist has a response that shows just how much Spector's life has changed since his murder conviction:

Phil’s like, ‘I used to pick up the phone and it was John Lennon or Celine Dion or Tina Turner, and now Charles Manson is trying to get a hold of me!’

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    The obvious rhetorical question: (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by jondee on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 04:01:30 PM EST
    why are Spector and Manson in prison when the reptiles who orchestrated the Iraq invasion are being provided with secret service protection?

    I believe the institution is called (none / 0) (#1)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 01:48:44 PM EST

    There are two separate facilities: drub rehab (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:34:32 PM EST
    and state prison.  Inpatient medical center also.

    last time charlie (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jlvngstn on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:03:42 PM EST
    couldn't get an album produced things didn't turn out so well.

    Oh, boy (none / 0) (#13)
    by Zorba on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 05:19:48 PM EST
    That's cold.  Funny, but cold.  ;-)

    Man, (none / 0) (#3)
    by bocajeff on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:03:49 PM EST
    I just love a feel good story like this...

    Positively uplifting compared (none / 0) (#9)
    by ruffian on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:49:12 PM EST
    to the story yesterday about the psychotic mom. You'll have to look at the open thread from yesterday, cuz I can't bear to even type it.

    to know know know him.... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Bemused on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:13:34 PM EST

    He's a rebel and he'll never be any good (none / 0) (#5)
    by jbindc on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:19:35 PM EST
    If he picked up the phone recently (none / 0) (#10)
    by ruffian on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:51:05 PM EST
    and heard John Lennon, it might explain his mental state.

    Excuse me... (none / 0) (#11)
    by lentinel on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 03:41:45 PM EST
    A guard passed a note from Manson to Spector?


    I'd prefer it (none / 0) (#14)
    by Fabian on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 07:18:26 PM EST
    if his Manson's lawyer sent a message to Spector's lawyer.  Tain't the guard's job to do that.

    I agree (none / 0) (#15)
    by Mikeb302000 on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 01:46:34 AM EST
    with Donald from Hawaii, these are two sick murderers being treated like celebrities.  On the other hand, they are celebrities and that line about the phone ringing, if Phil really said it, is pretty funny.

    Hey (none / 0) (#16)
    by squeaky on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 11:19:49 AM EST
    Murderers are people too..