Track artwork

TELSTAR 2012 BY THE TORNADOS - 50 YR ANNIVERSARY MIX - FREE D/L!! - THIS VERSION PLAYED ON BBC RADIO

TRANSLUNAR on June 05, 2011 20:22

Stats for this track

This Week Total
Plays 2 4623
Comments 322
Favoritings 108
Downloads 429

Uploaded by

  • Report copyright infringement

    In 6 Sets

    View all

    In 67 Groups

    View all

    More tracks by TRANSLUNAR

    The Crystal - Track 2 from The Sorcerer - D/L

    The Sorcerer - Free Download!!!

    Solar Flare - Free Download

    EQUINOXE 5 - TRANSLUNAR REMAKE!!! - FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

    DESTINY'S DOOR - BLEEDING FINGERS CONTEST - TRANSLUNAR ENTRY!!

    View all

    "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 instrumental 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. "Telstar" won an Ivor Novello Award and is estimated to have sold at least five million copies worldwide.
    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 Holloway Road, north London.

    PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS TRACK WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MELODIES, WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY AN EARLY AND GREAT MUSIC PRODUCER CALLED JOE MEEK! PLEASE COMMENT AND FAVOURITE! PEACE AND LOVE, TRANSLUNAR!

    321 Comments

    298 timed comments and 23 regular comments

    Add a new comment

    You need to be logged in to post a comment. If you're already a member, please or sign up for a free account.

    Share to WordPress.com

    If you are using self-hosted WordPress, please use our standard embed code or install the plugin to use shortcodes.
    Add a comment 0 comments at 0.00
      Click to enter a
      comment at
      0.00