The life, career and tragic death of Britain's Phil Spector, Joe Meek is explored. Meek was a wildly innovative record producer, sound engineer and song writer best known for composing and producing the instrumental 'Telstar' which was the first song to become a number one hit in both America and the UK.

GUESTS: 

Peter Rochford is the chairman of The Joe Meek Society which was formed in the early nineties to remember and celebrate the music and life of the legendary sixties record producer and song writer.

Spencer Leigh began  broadcasting on BBC Radio Merseyside in the early 1970s.  His music programme On the Beat has been running on BBC Radio Merseyside since 1985 and is currently broadcast between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Sundays. Over the years, Leigh has interviewed thousands of musicians on the show.  He is the author of over 30 books on pop and rock music and culture in Britain.

Bobby Rio is singer and former lead vocalist with Bobby Rio and The Revelles who recorded on the Pye label in Britain.  He also sang under the name Bobby Cristo with Bobby Cristo and The Rebels  on the Decca label.  Joe Meek produced several singles with Bobby including, Value for Love, The Other Side of the Tracks and Everything in the Garden.