Wondrous Face – The Billy Fury Story. Written by Spencer Leigh with illustrations by John Firminger. Finbarr International (2005) ISBN 0 9529500 5 7
This book is also available through Amazon in a Kindle edition with a little additional material.
“For the first time, Billy Fury’s short, explosive life has been packed into a biography.” (David Charters, Liverpool Daily Post)
“Any Fury obsessive will find something new” (Bob Stanley, The Times)
“Essential for anyone fascinated with what made Britain tick before the Beatles” (Kieron Tyler, Mojo)
“Wondrous Face is a much needed and comprehensive appraisal of one of Liverpool’s biggest stars.” (Paul Coslett, BBC Liverpool Online)
“Each and every fan will have to form their own opinion about this very interesting and informative Billy Fury biography” (Chris Eley, Sound of Fury fan club magazine)
“The mix of triumph, tragedy and farce is brilliantly captured by Leigh, whose chatty but wry reportage style mostly lets the huge cast of characters speak for themselves.” (Alan Lewis, Record Collector)
“As usual, Spencer explores all the avenues and so the book is as much a commentary on the British music scene of the 1950s and 60s as it is a Billy Fury biography. It is a very good read and an authoritative reference point for anyone with an interest in the era.” (Chris Woodford, Now Dig This)
“If Spencer’s going to challenge idealised celebrations of Billy’s life (and at times he does so provocatively) then let’s welcome the debate. Make no mistake – this is an essential purchase for anyone who has an interest in the the days before the music died.” (Harry Whitehouse, billyfury.com)
Wondrous Face can also be purchased through www.billyfury.com with part of the proceeds going to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.