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Re: [coldwarcomms] TELSTAR - The Song!

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  • Pj
    Of course, as posted a couple of years ago on this list...(subwoofer encouraged) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0P1JsMTWc0
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 10, 2012
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      Of course, as posted a couple of years ago on this list...(subwoofer encouraged)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0P1JsMTWc0

      --- On Tue, 7/10/12, blitz716 <blitz716@...> wrote:

      > From: blitz716 <blitz716@...>
      > Subject: Re: [coldwarcomms] TELSTAR - The Song!
      > To: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:48 PM
      > That song broke new ground as far as
      > guitar add-on pedals etc. I
      > remember it well.
      >
      > COURYHOUSE@...
      > wrote:
      > > 
      > > TELSTAR -   The Song!
      > > 
      > > _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuA-fqKCiAE_
      > > (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuA-fqKCiAE)
      > > 
      > > 
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      > > Telstar is a 1962 instrumental record performed
      > by  The Tornados. It was
      > > the first single by a British band to reach number one
      > on  the U.S. Billboard
      > > Hot 100, and was also a number one hit in the UK. The
      > record  was named
      > > after the AT&T communications satellite Telstar,
      > which went into  orbit in July
      > > 1962. The song was released five weeks later on 17
      > August 1962. It  was
      > > written and produced by Joe Meek, and featured a
      > clavioline, a keyboard 
      > > instrument with a distinctive electronic sound.
      > > This novelty record was  intended to evoke the
      > dawn of the space age,
      > > complete with sound effects that  were meant to
      > sound "space-like". A popular
      > > story at the time of the record's  release was
      > that the weird distortions and
      > > background noise came from sending  the signal up
      > to the Telstar satellite
      > > and re-recording it back on Earth. It is  more
      > likely that the effects were
      > > created in Meek's recording studio, which was  a
      > small flat above a shop in
      > > London. It has been claimed that the sounds 
      > intended to symbolize radio
      > > signals were produced by Meek running a pen
      > around  the rim of an ashtray, and
      > > that the "rocket blastoff" at the start of the
      > record  was actually a flushing
      > > toilet, with the recordings made to sound exotic
      > by  playing the tape in
      > > reverse at various speeds.
      > > The record was an immediate  hit after its release
      > on August 17, 1962,
      > > remaining in the UK pop charts for 25  weeks, five
      > of them at number one, and in
      > > the American charts for 16  weeks.
      > >
      > > A French composer, Jean Ledrut, accused Joe Meek of
      > plagiarism,  claiming
      > > that the tune of "Telstar" had been copied from La
      > Marche d'Austerlitz,  a
      > > piece from a score that Ledrut had written for the 1960
      > film Austerlitz. This 
      > > led to a lawsuit that prevented Meek from receiving
      > royalties from the
      > > record  during his lifetime, and the issue was not
      > resolved in Meek's favour
      > > until a  year after his death in 1967. It is
      > unlikely that Meek was aware of
      > > Austerlitz,  as it had been released only in
      > France at the time.
      > >
      > > "Telstar" won an Ivor  Novello Award and is
      > estimated to have sold at least
      > > five million copies  worldwide.
      > > 
      > > 
      > > (Note  this  test is  from 
      > the   site  ...   as well
      > as the  listing to
      > > the  song  you will see  some of the
      > best album and dingle  covers  art 
      > for   
      > > TELSTAR as a visual - Ed  Sharpe))
      > >
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