Phil Spector's happy and sad prison faces: Still a bad hair day

Story highlights

  • Phil Spector smiles broadly in a July 2013 prison photo
  • The killer-producer looks sad in an October 2013 mugshot
  • Spector has 14 more years to serve for killing actress Lana Clarkson
  • His "wall of sound" changed music in the 1960s
Music legend and convicted killer Phil Spector's latest prison mugshots show both a happy and a sad face.
The California Department of Corrections released two previously unseen photos of Spector, who has been in prison for more than five years with another 14 to go. Spector, who is being held at California Health Care Facility in Stockton, is eligible for parole consideration when he turns 88.
Phil Spector last wore a wig for his sentencing on May 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
He's wearing a broad smile in a mugshot taken July 24, 2013, while another taken on October 28, 2013 captures an apparently sullen Spector. Both photos suggest each date was a bad hair day for the inmate.
He has not been allowed access to his infamous collection of curly wigs since he was handcuffed and locked up after his May 2009 conviction. Corrections officials said at the time that wigs are banned because they could be used to hide contraband.
Spector's "wall of sound" approach to record production -- the layering of instrumental tracks and percussion that underpinned a string of hits on his Philles label -- changed the music world in the 1960s.