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Tornados Play Telstar

Always loved this cut as it was evocative of the Atomic Age. Will play at my '50's themed patio party!

brings me back

was watching Mad Men and this came on ! Wow ! It got me to thinking this was the precurser to the Ventures and then finally Dick Dale and all the fantastic Surf sounds.


Formed: 1961

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s

One of the saddest stories in rock & roll history surrounds the Tornados, an instrumental group from Britain. Although there were other groups with the same name (see listing for their American surf-band counterparts), this batch of Tornados were the creation of British producer Joe Meek. Meek was England's first independent producer, being equal parts Thomas Edison, Phil Spector, and Ed Wood. An inveterate tinkerer, he designed his own compression units and microphone pre-amps, giving his productions...
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  • $13.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: May 20, 2003

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