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THIS is the notorious murder mansion where music producer Phil Spector shot dead actress Lana Clarkson.

Rare pics reveal the infamous nine-bedroom Alhambra estate in California – called Pyrenees Castle – which was bought in 1998 by the mogul, who died on Saturday from coronavirus complications.

Rachelle Spector, the former spouse of Phil Spector, is pictured at the LA castle where Lana Clarkson was murdered

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Rachelle Spector, the former spouse of Phil Spector, is pictured at the LA castle where Lana Clarkson was murderedCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Murder mansion where music producer Phil Spector shot dead actress Lana Clarkson

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Murder mansion where music producer Phil Spector shot dead actress Lana ClarksonCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Pictured here are some of the many awards given to the Grammy-winning producer and songwriter during his career

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Pictured here are some of the many awards given to the Grammy-winning producer and songwriter during his careerCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Phil and his third wife Rachelle at their castle where Lana was found

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Phil and his third wife Rachelle at their castle where Lana was foundCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Pictured here is the bureau where the gun that was used to murder Lana was allegedly found

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Pictured here is the bureau where the gun that was used to murder Lana was allegedly foundCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner

The property became a notorious crime scene in 2003 after it was the scene of actress Lana’s killing, which saw Spector sentenced for 19-years-to-life in jail.

Pics from the mock-castle mansion taken in 2010 – the year after he was convicted – show how the remote chateau was still filled with the Beatles producer’s belongings.

The medieval-style home had a full suit of armor and sword on display, as well as a fully-stocked bar and a games room with pool table.

Its 35 rooms even included an Iguana Room, which contained a large aquarium with three lizards – Godzilla, Laurel, and Hardy.

A suit of armor. Spector loved suits of armor and had several displayed around the house

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A suit of armor. Spector loved suits of armor and had several displayed around the houseCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
The murder mansion - Pyrenees Castle, a remote chateau

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The murder mansion – Pyrenees Castle, a remote chateauCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
The medieval-style home had a full suit of armor and sword on display

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The medieval-style home had a full suit of armor and sword on displayCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Phil and his third wife Rachelle - the couple later split up

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Phil and his third wife Rachelle – the couple later split upCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner

Music memorabilia from the disgraced ‘Wall of Sound’ architect’s career filled the walls of the 8,600 square foot home.

It included a certification for nine million broadcast performances of ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – the Righteous Brothers hit that Spector produced while still in school.

Also visible was a photo frame commemorating legendary Beatle George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’, which was co-produced by Spector and a note from John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono.

A keyboard, a jukebox and John Lennon’s favorite battered Gibson guitar were displayed around the hilltop home, which was designed by architect John Walker Smart in 1925.

A letter from Richard Nixon to Spector, 1963

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A letter from Richard Nixon to Spector, 1963Credit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
The convicted murderer and 'wall of sound' music producer died on Saturday, January 16

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The convicted murderer and ‘wall of sound’ music producer died on Saturday, January 16Credit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Pictures from the mock-castle mansion taken in 2010 – the year after he was convicted

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Pictures from the mock-castle mansion taken in 2010 – the year after he was convictedCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
The jailed producer's timber bar

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The jailed producer’s timber barCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Pictured are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs figures made of pottery - a favourite of Phil Spector

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Pictured are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs figures made of pottery – a favourite of Phil SpectorCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner

Platinum discs from hits such as ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ and movie Dirty Dancing also lined the walls.

The mansion also includes ten bathrooms, two full kitchens, a butler’s pantry, staff quarters, four garages and even a hair salon for Spector – who wore a collection of wigs.

Two offices show papers strewn about – just as Spector had left them.

His and third wife Rachelle’s wedding photographs were placed on top of the bureau where Spector kept the gun that killed Ms Clarkson.

John Lennon guitar, given to Phil Spector by Yoko Ono

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John Lennon guitar, given to Phil Spector by Yoko OnoCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Some of the recording equipment and seats belonging to the Grammy-winning artist

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Some of the recording equipment and seats belonging to the Grammy-winning artistCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Phil Spector's messy office - just as he left it

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Phil Spector’s messy office – just as he left itCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Three iguanas which were pets for the music mogul

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Three iguanas which were pets for the music mogulCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
He was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital on New Year's Eve, and intubated this month, but later died from Covid complications

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He was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital on New Year’s Eve, and intubated this month, but later died from Covid complications

The house was put on the market for £4million in 2019 as part of his divorce settlement with Rachelle who he married in 2006 while he was in jail and awaiting trial.

Record producer Spector won a Grammy Award, worked with The Beatles and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

But all that was overshadowed after he was convicted of murdering B-movie actress Lana, a nightclub hostess he took home after a night of drinking in 2003.

The Los Angeles police found her slumped in a chair in the foyer of the mansion, dead from a single bullet wound to the head.

Spector maintained Ms Clarkson’s death was an “accidental suicide” and that she “kissed the gun”.

But prosecutors said that he shot her during a drunken row after she refused his demands for sex and other women testified that Spector had threatened them at gunpoint.

He was found guilty following a second trial in 2009.

A commemorative disc awarded to the Grammy-award winning artist

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A commemorative disc awarded to the Grammy-award winning artistCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Certificate awarded to Phil Spector

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Certificate awarded to Phil SpectorCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Phil and his third wife Rachelle; the couple later divorced

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Phil and his third wife Rachelle; the couple later divorcedCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
Rachelle Spector, former spouse of music producer Phil Spector

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Rachelle Spector, former spouse of music producer Phil SpectorCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
The media and pool room where Spector used to spend time with friends

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The media and pool room where Spector used to spend time with friendsCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
An original, old-fashioned jukebox belonging to Phil Spector

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An original, old-fashioned jukebox belonging to Phil SpectorCredit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
The music mogul's fridge, covered in magnet decorations

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The music mogul’s fridge, covered in magnet decorations Credit: Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner
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