Spencer Leigh
The Best of Fellas – The Story Of Bob Wooler, Liverpool’s First DJ

The Best of Fellas – The Story Of Bob Wooler, Liverpool’s First DJ


Packed with Woolerisms! The new ones include “John Lennon went from rage to riches.”

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“The Best of Fellas – The Story Of Bob Wooler, Liverpool’s First DJ” by Spencer Leigh. Drivegreen Publications (2002). ISBN 0 9543839 0 7

This book is no longer available, but there is talk of an expanded edition.

Bob Wooler had been threatening to write his life story for years but he was always being sidetracked. I managed to sit him down for long periods in Keith’s Wine Bar close to his Liverpool home and we discussed all aspects of his life and career, although there were certain no-go areas that became a challenge for me. Among the new Woolerisms: “John Lennon went from rage to riches.”

“It has taken the author almost six years to pull the tome together. Wooler’s irascible nature often thwarting Leigh’s attempts to garner the facts and the truth.” (Lew Baxter, Liverpool Daily Post)

“Leigh’s excellent book is full of Wooler’s observations, anecdotes and sharp comments on this extraordinary pop moment.” (Jon Savage, Mojo)

“Bob’s Woolerisms has hilarious and truly embellish this book. It is a vital book on the early history of the Beatles and a must-read for any true Beatle fan.” (John Whelan, Ottawa Beatles site)

“Refreshingly different. Instead of being a biography or an autobiography, it is the story of ghosting Bob Wooler’s autobiography.” (Phillip Key, Liverpool Daily Post)

“Littered with entertaining and original Woolerisms, and not so much an autobiography as Spencer’s expereices as a patient ghost-writer.” (Tony Barrow, The Beatles Book)

“Leigh has an unparalleled knowledge of Merseybeat, a similar sense of humour to Wooler’s penchant for puns, and the stamina to stand up to his subject’s evasive nature. The Best Of Fellas is extremely readable, very amusing and full of new information. It’s a worthy tribute to an unfairly overlooked figure in British pop history, unravelled with great skill by Spencer Leigh.” (Peter Doggett, Record Collector)

“Bob Wooler was the key player in a modern myth and Spencer Leigh has produced a warm, enjoyable read, which must be the definitive assessment of his contribution to Merseybeat.” (John Cornelius, author “Liverpool 8″)

“There were many aspects of Wooler’s life, he flatly refused to discuss, but overall, Leigh manages to tease out many salient facts. This is, therefore, a fascinating account of Wooler’s time as Cavern deejay, Merseybeat emcee, and group manager and is full of anecdotes concerning his various dealings and experiences with bands, fans and managers – in particular Brian Epstein.” (Mike Brocken, The Beatles Bibliography, 2012)