This title, originally published in 1972, has been updated to include Spector's work over the following three decades and the bizarre circumstances surrounding the shooting of Lana Clarkson at Spector's Los Angeles mansion on 03 February 2003. In researching the book on Spector the author spent time with the man himself, having been introduced to him by mutual friend John Lennon. He also spoke to many of Spector's working colleagues.
Richard Williams is one of the most acclaimed journalists in the UK. He joined Melody Maker as Assistant Editor in 1969, graduating to editor in 1978 after spells as an A& R man at Island Records and as Editor of Time Out. During the Eighties he turned to sports journalism with the Times, Independent and, currently The Guardian where he is now the paper's senior sports columnist. Richard was the first presenter of BBC2's Old Grey Whistle Test and has contributed articles on music, films and sport to scores of newspapers and magazines in the UK and US. Among his many books are studies on Bob Dylan and Miles Davis.