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The Legendary Joe Meek: The Telstar Man

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This is thefascinating biography of Joe Meek—widely recognized as Britain's first real independent pop music producer and hailed as Britain's answer to Phil Spector. His public life was one of laughter, tears, and above all, music. His private life was a tortured tangle of violence, sex, drugs, gangsters, the occult, and eventually, murder. ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Cherry Red Books
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Nov 24, 2007 Tosh rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who love Eno. He's the real Eno!
Even with the Internet this took me forever to get this book. It became almost a dream. Will I ever have it in my hands? Well years later I did get it, and what we have is an extremely well-researched book on the legendary, the great, and the sick murder Joe Meek.

For those who don't know Meek's work he was the utltimate independent British record producer of the early 60's. Way ahead of his time with his productions, which sounded like they were recorded on the Moon, Meek was also a lunatic.

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Dec 24, 2013 Gunnar Hjalmarsson rated it really liked it
Joe Meek var tragískt keis, upptökumaður sem átti marga djöfla að draga og endaði með að skjóta leigjandann sinn og svo sjálfan sig 3. feb 1967. Buddy Holly dó 3. feb 1959 og Joe hafði fengið vitnisburð um það í andaglasi 1958. Hommaskapur, poppsnilld, dulrænt þrugl, geðveiki og poppbransinn sullast hér saman í stórmerkilegri sögu sem er ágætlega sögð. Full stabílt og anal á köflum en samt örugglega besta bókin um þetta frík sem til er.
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Jan 19, 2012 Sarah Goebel rated it really liked it
Shelves: music
finally got this title through inter-library loan. thank you sno-isle libraries!
Jul 23, 2011 Rick added it
What a strange life behind the great music. Lots of fun to read.
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