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- Jess Conrad bites off fellow singer Heinz's nosehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbkdw.jpg2011-08-22T23:00:45ZJess Conrad describes his rivalry and violent confrontation with fellow 1960s singer Heinz. Taken from Arena: The Strange Story of Joe Meek (1991).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a7c141da-a31b-4f8f-b26f-cb9cdfbd6a2c?clipfocus=p00jzpwpSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Jess Conrad bites off fellow singer Heinz's nose
- Michael Cox - Angela Joneshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbjps.jpg2011-08-22T23:00:42ZJoe Meek talks about his production of the Michael Cox song 'Angela Jones', which was recorded and mixed in the studio in his flat. Record producer Mickie Most reflects on Meek's importance as the first independant record producer. A clip from BBC Arena's 'The Strange Story of Joe Meek' (1991).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a7c141da-a31b-4f8f-b26f-cb9cdfbd6a2c?clipfocus=p00jzkwxSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Michael Cox - Angela Jones
- Humphrey Lyttelton - Bad Penny Blueshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbjqh.jpg2011-08-22T23:00:36ZHumphrey Lyttelton talks about the recording of Bad Penny Blues at Landsdowne Studios. A clip from BBC Arena's 'The Strange Story of Joe Meek' (1991)http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a7c141da-a31b-4f8f-b26f-cb9cdfbd6a2c?clipfocus=p00jzl1gSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Humphrey Lyttelton - Bad Penny Blues
- The Honeycombs- Have I The Righthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbkg2.jpg2011-08-22T23:00:07ZThe Honeycombs play their first record. A Clip from the Arena:The Strange Story of Joe Meek (1991).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a7c141da-a31b-4f8f-b26f-cb9cdfbd6a2c?clipfocus=p00jzq5kSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
The Honeycombs- Have I The Right
- Joe Meek - Recording the 'other side'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbkhv.jpg2011-08-22T23:00:01ZTony Grinham shows us around the graveyard where he did location sound recording with Joe Meek. We hear the cat making 'human sounds' recorded by Meek there and later transcribed . Clip from the 1991 BBC Arena: The Strange Story of Joe Meek.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a7c141da-a31b-4f8f-b26f-cb9cdfbd6a2c?clipfocus=p00jzqh5Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Joe Meek - Recording the 'other side'
- Joe Meek's recording techniquehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cb5fq.jpg2011-08-11T23:00:36ZJohnathan King describes working with Joe Meek and his inventive approach to recordning sound. Taken from BBC Arenas The Strange Story of Joe Meek (1991).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a7c141da-a31b-4f8f-b26f-cb9cdfbd6a2c?clipfocus=p00jscq1Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Joe Meek's recording technique
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Robert George "Joe" Meek (5 April 1929 – 3 February 1967) was an English record producer and songwriter who pioneered experimental pop music. 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.
Meek's other hits include "Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O" and "Cumberland Gap" by Lonnie Donegan (as engineer), "Johnny Remember Me" by John Leyton, "Just Like Eddie" by Heinz, "Angela Jones" by Michael Cox, "Have I the Right?" by the Honeycombs, and "Tribute to Buddy Holly" by Mike Berry. Meek's concept album I Hear a New World (1960), which contains innovative use of electronic sounds, was not fully released in his lifetime.
Meek also produced music for films such as Live It Up! (US title Sing and Swing, 1963), a pop music film which featured Gene Vincent, the Outlaws pop group, jazz musician Kenny Ball and others. Meek wrote most of the songs and incidental music, much of which was recorded by the Saints and which Meek produced.