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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- 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/clips#p00jzqh5Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Joe Meek - Recording the 'other side'
- 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/clips#p00jzq5kSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
The Honeycombs- Have I The Right
- 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/clips#p00jzpwpSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Jess Conrad bites off fellow singer Heinz's nose
- 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/clips#p00jzl1gSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Humphrey Lyttelton - Bad Penny Blues
- 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/clips#p00jzkwxSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Michael Cox - Angela Jones
- 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/clips#p00jscq1Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Joe Meek's recording technique