Space Rock Music Masterpiece Is Timeless

The Tornados – “Telstar”

Another hugely influential instrumental track, this gem from UK’s The Tornados went all the way to number one in the USA in 1962. “Telstar” is like a time capsule, with rock n’ roll, the space race, and science fiction preserved in an other-worldly blend. It’s a superb recording too, produced by the composer, Joe Meek, a pioneer in electronic music and recording technology.

Author: Eric Din

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