Sad to hear about Phil but not surprising. I worked many times with Phil in the 60s and 70s with The Righteous Brothers and John Lennon. Check out our other site at http://over50music.com/arts-musings/my-time-with-phil-spector/ for the complete story.
I believe I first heard of the Blossoms when they appeared on Dick Dale’s “King Of The Surf Guitar” (I was lucky enough to be on that session playing guitar next to Glen Campbell but that’s another story). I’m not sure if the girls were at the date but I soon learned that they were