Spencer Leigh
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WELCOME TO SPENCER LEIGH’S ‘ON THE BEAT’

“On the Beat” is for anyone who has an interest in popular music, and, in particular listeners to my BBC Radio Merseyside programme. “On the Beat” is broadcast every Sunday from 7.00pm (off air during lockdown) on BBC Radio Merseyside Programme – 95.8 FM. It is also on 1485 medium wave  and on digital as well as the iPlayer and Listen Again for 30 days. In addition to my radio programme, I have written about popular music for many years. My particular specialities are the Beatles and Merseybeat. I am a Liverpudlian myself, and broadcast from the city – very close to where the Beatles and others changed the face of popular music.

December 2015 – Three new features have been added. ‘The Beatles vs The Monkees’, ‘The Dirty, Dirty Blues’ and ‘British Doo-wop’.

January 2017 – Three new features have been added: a biography of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers and interviews with James Burton/Glen D Hardin and Billy Bragg/Joe Henry.

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FEATURED BOOKS BY SPENCER LEIGH

Please click on the cover to buy the book. ALL BOOKS CAN BE PERSONALLY SIGNED WITH A DEDICATION IF REQUIRED.

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Kindle out now on Amazon.

Print version out July 9. This book can be purchased in advance and signed if you wish.

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‘ON THE BEAT’ – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & FEATURES

My BBC Radio Merseyside  programme “On the Beat” contains many interviews with pop, rock, country and soul musicians. I hope to provide an insight to their music, and give you, the listener an opportunity to hear both the unusual and the familiar. The purpose of this web site is to provide information about shows, guests and music. Feel free to contact mewith your comments and views to my programme.