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Covid Killed ‘Wall of Sound’ Producer Phil Spector; Revisiting The Ronettes Outside Parisi Bakery

Last modified January 19, 2021 at 10:45 am

Phil Spector, the legendary “Wall of Sound” producer, music impresario, and convicted murderer, died on Saturday of purported complications from Covid-19 at the Health Care Facility in Stockton (California), after being transferred from prison. He was 81. Incarcerated for murdering Lana Clarkson in 2003, Spector would spend his final years behind bars. Which makes paying […]

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Exhuming ‘Be My Baby’ and a Strange 1965 Visit to Parisi Bakery on Mott Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:09 am

Thump-thumpthump-thwack. The night we met I knew I needed you so… It’s one of the most iconic song openers in pop history, and it’s inextricably linked to Little Italy. Both in song and film. Director and native son, Martin Scorsese, famously synchronized “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes to the opening credits of Mean Streets. […]

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Parisi Pot Bust is Apparently Not a First for 4th-Generation Owner Frank Parisi [Updated]

Last modified October 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm

The high times are over for Frank Parisi, who runs the Parisi Bakery on Elizabeth Street. He was busted last month for involvement in a $15 million national pot distribution ring. And, as it turns out, pushing product (i.e. dispensary) on the doorstep of 290 Elizabeth Street. (We first started hearing rumors of drug activity at […]

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