Twelve British Songs… X

The Tornados



The Joe Meek story is long and complicated. Mr Meek lived not far from where I live now, and every time I go past his old place I look up at the plaque over the food shop on Holloway Road.

It all ended in tragedy.

The 1960s was the time of the space race. The real Telstar was the first communications satellite, and this tune cashes in on that. It was the best selling single for 1962. The tune features the legendary Heinz Burt (aka Heinz) on bass, Clem Cattini on drums and Geoff Goddard, a Joe Meek composer and collaborator, on keyboards.

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