Joe Meek

Born 5 April 1929. Died 3 February 1967
Joe Meek
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1929-04-05
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Joe Meek

Joe Meek Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert George "Joe" Meek (5 April 1929 – 3 February 1967) was an English record producer, sound engineer and songwriter who pioneered space age and experimental pop music. He also assisted the development of recording practices like overdubbing, sampling and reverb. Meek is considered one of the most influential sound engineers of all time, being one of the first to develop ideas such as the use of recording studios as instruments, and being recognized for his individual identity as an artist.

Meek's charting singles he produced for other artists include "Johnny Remember Me" (John Leyton, 1961), "Just Like Eddie" (Heinz, 1963), "Angela Jones" (Michael Cox, 1963), "Have I the Right?" (the Honeycombs, 1964), and "Tribute to Buddy Holly" (Mike Berry, 1961). The Tornados' instrumental "Telstar" (1962), written and produced by Meek, became the first record by a British rock group to reach number one in the US Hot 100. It also spent five weeks at number one in the UK singles chart, with Meek receiving an Ivor Novello Award for this production as the "Best-Selling A-Side" of 1962. He also produced music for films such as Live It Up! (US title Sing and Swing, 1963), a pop music film. Meek's concept album I Hear a New World (1960), which contains innovative use of electronic sounds, was not fully released in his lifetime.

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Joe Meek & The Blue Man Rod Freeman- Magnetic Field
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Joe Meek & The Blue Man Rod Freeman- Magnetic Field
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I Hear A New World
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I Hear A New World
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Globetrotter
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Globetrotter
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The Bublight
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The Bublight
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I Hear A New World
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I Hear A New World
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Telstar
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Telstar
The Tornados
Globetrotter
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Globetrotter
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Entry Of The Globbots (feat. The Blue Men)
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Entry Of The Globbots (feat. The Blue Men)
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Orbit Around The Moon
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Orbit Around The Moon
The Tornados
Telstar
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