1. “A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector” album

This album has grown in stature over the years and has been reissued countless times. Featuring the amazing Spector production together with Darlene Love, The Crystals, The Ronettes, BobB. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, even Leon Russell on piano and Sonny Bono on percussion, this is another timeless record that is unlikely ever to be surpassed as the greatest Christmas compilation of all time. More here



2. “In His Own Write” by John Lennon

“In His Own Write” was first published on 23 March 1964. It consists of short stories and poems, and line drawings, often surreal and always nonsensical. The book is notable in that it was the first solo Beatle project in any form.



3. “Wonderful Today” by Pattie Boyd

Pattie Boyd – model, photographer and muse – published her memoirs in 2007. Entitled “Wonderful Today: The Autobiography,” the book details her life story including her perspective on being married to two of rocks greatest musicians – George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

Pattie Boyd UK Wonderful Today


4.  “It’s Love That Really Counts: The Billy Kinsley Story” (biography)

Is there anyone better placed to recount the Mersey Beat phenomenon than one of The Merseybeats? Billy Kinsley was swept along on its beneficent tide with the best of them, savouring his first heady draught of chart success and knicker-shredding adulation when the Liverpudlian musician was a mere 16 years old. More here


5. A ticket to a Diana Ross concert




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