Jailed music producer Phil Spector has been targetted behind bars by killer Charles Manson, who wants his help launching a singing career.
Spector, serving a 19-year sentence for the murder of actress Lara Clarkson, has been moved to the same California prison as Manson, who was jailed for life for masterminding the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and her friends Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Manson was a wannabe rocker before the murders, and Spector's wife claims the cult leader has hounded her husband for musical tips.
Rachelle Spector tells the New York Post, "A guard brought Philip a note from Manson, who said he wanted him to come over to his (cell). He said he considers Phillip the greatest producer who ever lived.
"It was creepy. Phillip didn't respond."
Spector's publicist Hal Lifson adds, "I think Manson wants to glean some musical advice from Phil, who was a 60s music god with his Wall of Sound.
"But Phil's like, 'I used to pick up the phone and it was John Lennon of Celine Dion or Tina Turner, and now Charles Manson is trying to get a hold of me."
Manson's incarceration is linked to his failure to make it as a musician back in the 1960s. After Doris Day's record producer son Terry Melcher rejected him, Manson sent members of his cult to kill Melcher - who had recently sold his house to director Roman Polanski and his wife Tate. Instead of Melcher, pregnant Tate and four others were brutally murdered.