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Joe Meek

An English Record Producer

Meek is known for the famed sixties instrumental "Telstar" by "The Tornados". The instrumental was the first to reach #1 by any English group in the United States.

An "Ivor Novello" award he received for his composition.

Meek was the founder of "Triumph Records" and recording his first hit "Johnny Remember Me'" by Johnny Leyton, a "death ditty" which was cleverly promoted by Leyton's manager, expatriate Australian entrepreneur Robert Stigwood.

In 1963 Meek worked with a then-little-known singer Tom Jones, then the lead vocalist of Tommy Scott & The Senators.

Also '"The Honeycombs" - "Have I The Right".1964.

Also produced the Heinz song "Just Like Eddie".

At the time of these hits seemed well ahead of their time.

One of the world's first independent producers.

Later he would record "Chas and Dave" and many more.

Meek's production of Angela Jones by Michael Cox. Cox was one of the featured singers on Jack Good's TV music show Boy Meets Girls.

Meek killed his land lady and then shot himself in 1967.

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