Joe Meek

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Birthday
5, 1929
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Feb 3, 1967 (37)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1929
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Feb 3, 1967 (37)

About

English songwriter and producer who was known best for his 1962 hit song Telstar with his band the Tornadoes. The song was the first number one song by a British group on the US Hot 100.

Before Fame

He was interested in electronics from a young age and worked as a radar technician in the Royal Air Force.

Trivia

He also worked as an audio engineer for an independent radio production company.

Family Life

He had been a closeted homosexual due to the fact that it was not accepted in the UK at the time he was alive.

Associated With

Sheryl Crow has said that her song A Change Would Do You Good was inspired by him.