Phil Spector at the Magic Castle, 1976
"Phil Spector was known as a recluse. He rarely allowed his photo to be taken and his bodyguards routinely requested photographers turn film over to him. He lived in a big mansion, formerly owned by horror film star, Vincent Price. To catch him out and about was a rare find, and there was always incredible interest in the eccentric recluse. I got invited to this press conference in the Hollywood hillside Magic Castle and Phil arrived with his entourage. The rest is history." ~Brad Elterman
Brad Elterman is a professional photographer from Beverly Hills, California, who addressed the rock 'n' roll lifestyle in Hollywood encompassing pop, punk and rock bands. He started his career at the age of 16 taking and selling a photo of Bob Dylan in concert in 1974. He went on to photograph numerous bands and artists of the 1970s, including the Faces with Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Sex Pistols, the Runaways, Bebe Buell, Kiss, Queen, Blondie, the Ramones, Bay City Rollers, ABBA, Boney M, Kenny Rogers, The Who, Leif Garrett, Michael Jackson, among others. Some of the magazines, newspapers and other publications that he contributed to include Creem, Circus, Rolling Stone, People, Hit Parader, New York Post, National Enquirer, "New Musical Express", and Melody Maker.
Archival Semi-Matte 260gsm
Hand Signed and Numbered on verso by Brad Elterman