Tag Archives: Spencer Leigh

Spencer Leigh, Elvis Presley: Caught In A Trap. Book Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Forty years on from his untimely passing, the name Elvis still sells, although perhaps to a younger generation, those to whom the world is moving rapidly away from such sentiment to entertainers who died before their time, the urge to go to Memphis, Tennessee, is not a high priority in life, to sample Nashville, unless they have a musical ear, not a place to go when so many exotic places still remain undiscovered.

Spencer Leigh, Simon & Garfunkel: Together Alone. Book Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

When you read any book on music or the arts you want it written with authority, painstakingly so, it needs to have at some point the feeling of the last word expertly laid down on the pages and no matter whose book you read on the subject, be it even the artist’s, you want that feeling of completion to there in your hands at that precise moment.

Spencer Leigh, Best Of The Beatles: The Sacking Of Pete Best. Book Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Over 50 years since The Beatles first played In Hamburg on what was to give them the grounding for the relentless touring to come, over forty years since they last all played together on the seminal Abbey Road, over 30 years since John Lennon was cruelly taken from his fans and probably about 90 seconds since a Beatles track was played somewhere in the world, and yet after all this time there are still some people in the world who would struggle shamefully to recognise the force that gave them their unique sound in the early Liverpool and Hamburg days.