Brother, Can You Spare a Rhyme? – 100 Years of Hit Songwriting by Spencer Leigh. Spencer Leigh Limited (2001) ISBN 0 9538233 0 X. This book was published in 2000 and I’m afraid that the price is largely taken by the substantial postage. The book has recently been issued in Kindle form with some additional material and is available from Amazon.
“Spencer Leigh is simply one of Britain’s leading authorities on the popular music of the 20th century.” (David Charters, Liverpool Daily Post)
“Wherever you look in the book, something will grab your attention and hold you for a lot longer than you intended.” (Ossie Dales, Mitchell Music)
“Worth owning for the Sammy Cahn interview alone.” (Fred Dellar, Mojo)
“A worthy addition to any serious and broad-minded pop fan’s library.” (Michael Heatley, Record Buyer)