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A bald Phil Spector captured in new prison photo [Updated]

June 10, 2009 | 12:03 pm


During his six-year odyssey through the L.A. criminal justice system, Phil Spector sported a range of hairstyles, including a gray Afro and a blond bob.

But this morning, the state corrections department released a photo showing how the legendary music producer appears without access to toupees, styling products or the talents of his wife, who styled his hair throughout his trials.

The photo was taken last week at North Kern State Prison, where Spector, 69, is beginning his sentence of 19 years to life for actress Lana Clarkson's murder.

[Updated at 5:04 p.m.: Spector’s wife, Rachelle, was allowed to take a hairpiece to court for his sentencing last month. She said through her publicist: "They took my husband's freedom and dignity ... so why not his hair? This is a personal matter. But in case you don't know, they don't allow for much accessorizing while in prison."]

Check out the photo below of Spector in court.

-- Harriet Ryan

Photo (top): California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Photo (bottom): Los Angeles Times