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My Place: The Philles Record Company

Courtesy, Joel Najman
A Crystals record on the Philles Records label

The Philles Record Company was the vehicle for many of the biggest hit singles of the 1960's by artists that included the Crystals, the Ronettes and the Righteous Brothers.
The company name was an acronym derived from the first names of record producer Phil Spector and music industry entrepreneur Lester Sill, a partnership that was a rocky one.
This week on My Place, host Joel Najman traces the history of the personal and professional association of Phil Spector and Lester Sill, punctuated by many of the popular music recordings that resulted from their partnership.

Joel has been a part of Vermont's radio scene since 1964. He began his career at WIPS in Ticonderoga, New York. In 1965, he moved to WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont, where he attended Middlebury College. Over the years, Joel worked at radio stations WJOY, WQCR, WDOT, WDEV and WVAA where he served at various times as Morning Announcer, Program Director and News Director.
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