LOS ANGELES – The initial phase of jury selection for record producer Phil Spector’s murder trial concluded Tuesday with about 200 prospects ordered to return to court next month for individual questioning. During the two-day proceeding Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler excused prospects who could not serve during the projected four-month trial, including mothers who stay at home with children and a lawyer defending a client in an ongoing case. Prospects who were not excused were ordered to fill out 18-page questionnaires that prosecutors and defense attorneys will study before jury selection resumes on April 16. The judge said he may put some prospects on call rather than have the entire group report back to court on that date. “We have lots of reading to do,” prosecutor Pat Dixon said later as he pushed a cart loaded with questionnaires down a court hall. Spector is accused of killing Lana Clarkson, an actress who was working as a nightclub hostess. She was shot in the foyer of Spector’s castlelike Alhambra home on Feb. 3, 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on $1 million bail. Spector and his wife, 26-year-old actress/model Rachelle Short, watched proceedings with three burly bodyguards who accompany them everywhere. His attorney, Roger Rosen, said afterward that Spector has continuing health problems which he did not specify. “He’s doing OK,” Rosen said. “He has had a number of health issues over the last year and he’s not past all of them yet.” Rosen said Spector is following the proceedings. “He’s very attentive. He writes me notes in court and we speak at lunch,” the attorney said. The judge rescheduled an April 9 pretrial to April 10 because he has been called to jury duty. Spector revolutionized recording with his “wall of sound” technique. His career highlights include producing the Beatles’ album “Let It Be,” and he wrote classics such as “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” and “River Deep-Mountain High.” Spector, 67, sat attentively throughout Tuesday morning’s court session. For the second day in a row, the normally flamboyant defendant was dressed in subdued attire, wearing a gray coat, blue slacks and black platform-heeled boots. He sported a brownish-blond hairdo. Spector, a 1989 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, met Clarkson, a statuesque 40-year-old blonde actress and Long Beach native, while she was working as a VIP hostess at the House of Blues nightclub in West Hollywood. Clarkson was shot in the head, and her body was found in the foyer of Spector’s mansion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!