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Joe Meek

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Robert George "Joe" Meek (5 April 1929  – 3 February 1967) was a pioneering English record producer and songwriter. His best-remembered hit is the Tornados' "Telstar" (1962), which became the first record by a British group to reach number one ...

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Biography

Robert George "Joe" Meek (5 April 1929  – 3 February 1967) was a pioneering English record producer and songwriter. His best-remembered hit is the Tornados' "Telstar" (1962), which became the first record by a British group to reach number one in the US Hot 100. It also spent five weeks at number one the UK singles chart, with Meek receiving an Ivor Novello Award for this production as the "Best-Selling A-Side" of 1962.

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