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The Release of Telstar

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 23 November 2012

Stuart Maconie looks back at another momentous event in pop music, the release of Joe Meek's Telstar. An incredibly futuristic sounding pop single, it marked the launch of the Russian satellite (which, in itself, had rocked the western world). It pre-empted Kraftwerk, the Human League, Pet Shop Boys et al by decades and pointed a new way forward for pop. This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004.".

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