You can die, but you can't hide
Writing for BBC Culture about the Tea Chest Tapes, a collection of lost music tapes belonging to the late British producer Joe Meek, Arwa Haider reflects on Meek's life and work.
Meek himself was an undeniably controversial and volatile figure, occasionally likened to US producer and murderer Phil Spector (who Meek reportedly regarded as a foe).
Arwa Haider, The greatest 'lost tapes' ever found?, BBC Culture
Meek committed suicide in 1967. At the time of their rivalry, such as it was, Spector was only a record producer and psychotic. He didn't upgrade to murderer for another 36 years. Yet Haider references the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson, even though it has no bearing on either the story or Spector's, admittedly defective, character at the time.
Nothing like a little irrelevant sensationalism for
the world's most trusted international news broadcaster™, eh Auntie Beeb?