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New Phil Spector Photos Show Prison’s Toll on Pop Legend

Left: Phil Spector at his sentencing in Los Angeles Criminal Courts, May 29, 2009. Right: Spector at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013. Getty Images file, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP

Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. The most recent photo shows a bald, somber-looking 73-year-old Spector staring straight into the camera on Oct. 28, 2013.

Image: Phil Spector
A newly released photo shows Phil Spector at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, in Corcoran, Calif., July 24, 2013. California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP

California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Tuesday that the October photo was taken when Spector was moved to the prison system's huge California Heath Care Facility in Stockton. The facility provides medical and mental health care to the state's sickest inmates, including those with chronic conditions.

Spector is serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson. His appearance in bizarre wigs at his trials and testimony about violent behavior tarnished his reputation as a musical genius who created the "Wall of Sound".

Image: Phil Spector is shown with different hair styles during his murder trial in Los Angeles
Phil Spector is shown with different hair styles during his murder trial in Los Angeles, from left, on May 23, 2005; May 10, 2007; and Oct. 3, 2008. AP, file

— The Associated Press