Record producer and convicted murderer, Phil Spector, is getting some good news from inside the slammer after he secured a ton of his celebrity memorabilia from his ex-wife in their divorce.
78-year-old Spector, who is currently serving his sentence for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, settled his divorce with third wife, Rachelle Short. The Blast obtained the terms of the settlement, filed by the former couple on December 4.
Short and the “Wall of Sound” creator wed on September 1, 2006, while he was awaiting trial. They split in 2016, and he claimed Rachelle was bleeding him dry by spending money on lavish items like planes and homes.
According to the documents, Spector gets a bunch of his priceless celebrity treasures:
- John Lennon electric guitar, guitar case and stand. Accompanying handwritten note by Yoko Ono.
- Framed and signed letter to Spector from Richard Nixon.
- Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year award for 1972, “The Concert for Bangladesh” with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar.
- Oscar statue for The Beatles 1970 film, “Let It Be,” which won Best Original Song Score. Spector produced the album.
- Pocket billiards cue engraved and given by Willie Masconi.
- Gibson guitar gifted by jazz guitarist Barney Kessel.
- Diamond cufflinks gifted by Elvis Presley.
- John Lennon lithographs
- 6×6 framed montage created by John Lennon.
- Backyard statue of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
- Gold records
- Master tapes
- 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud lll
Rachelle did not make out too bad, and with the help of celebrity attorney Brian Kramer, got to keep many of her vehicles and even an aircraft:
- 2009 Smart Fortwo electric car
- 2009 Vespa GTS 250
- 2016 Dodge Ram
- 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
- 2007 Columbia 400 aircraft
The documents also state that Spector and Rachelle must sell his infamous residence, Pyrenees Castle, in Alhambra, CA for a 50/50 split. The house will be listed for $5.5 million
Pyrenees Castle is an 8-bed 10-bath 8,600 sq ft mansion perched atop a hill overlooking the town and surrounded by a forest of trees. The home was also where 40-year-old Lana Clarkson died after being shot by Spector.
Rachelle had continued living at the castle after Spector went to prison, but once it’s sold off she’ll obviously have to find a new, less spooky place to live.
Lucky for Spector, he already has a place to live for a long time.