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Phil Spector’s Christmas

Rock’s unforgettable, dark entry into the Christmas cannon

Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes, 1971. Wikimedia Commons

Enjoying A Christmas Gift for You invokes the need to separate the art from the artist beyond what we know about convicted killer Phil Spector. Its 1963 iteration already began with a dark birth, as the album was purportedly released the day JFK was assassinated. Despite promotion being…




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Jessica Lee McMillan

Jessica Lee McMillan

Poet, Iconoclast, Word Nerd. Likes shiny things. Writes on Philosophy, Music, Nature.

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