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Joe Meek

Person  Male  Born 5/4/1929  Died 3/2/1967

Categories: Music / songs

Record producer, e.g. 'Have I the right'. Born Robert George Meek in Newent Gloucestershire, where there is a plaque. First truly independent record producer. 'Telstar' for The Tornados was the first British instrumental record to reach number one in Britain and America. Also recorded many other artists including: Honeycombs, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Jess Conrad, Petula Clark, Lonnie Donegan, etc. Committed suicide at 304 Holloway Road, after first shooting dead his landlady following a rent dispute. This was on the 8th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death which some people find significant.

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