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Joe Meek

Joe Meek

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Heinz — Is He Right?

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 9 March 1963

HAS HEINZ Burt done the right thing in leaving the Tornados? Or would he have been wiser to stick with the group until they had ...

Rumour About The Outlaws Made Their Disc Company Panic...

Profile by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 29 June 1963

THERE WAS a rumour last Christmas that the Outlaws were to break up. It was of course, untrue, but the rumour spread pretty quickly throughout ...

Faith Plus Enthusiasm: Heinz' Success Story

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 17 August 1963

SO HEINZ crashes handsomely into the charts. After the false start of his debut solo disc, 'Dreams Do Come True', his "heartfelt" tribute to Eddie ...

The decline in power of the record Tsars

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 15 August 1964

ARE THE Record Companies losing their grip? There are eight British records in the Top Ten. Of these eight, only three have been recorded by ...

Joe Meek Tragedy

Obituary by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 11 February 1967

SO JOE Meek is dead. Dead in tragic and rather sordid circumstances. While the enquiries go on, while the circumstances are fully investigated, it is ...

Joe Meek: Recording Wizard

Obituary by uncredited writer, Disc and Music Echo, 11 February 1967

JOE MEEK, man behind the mammoth-selling 'Telstar' and many other hits, who was found dead with shotgun wounds in his Holloway, London, flat on Friday, ...

Heinz: Just Like Eddie

Retrospective and Interview by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, December 1972

EVEN IF HE was born in Germany as the music papers said, we always suspected that Heinz's hair wasn't really that colour. It was his ...

A Tribute to Joe Meek— Far Out Before His Time

Retrospective by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 October 1978

THROUGHOUT his career, British record producer Joe Meek showed a strong and consistent fascination with outer space and supernatural themes. A kind of backroom electronic ...

Various Artists: It's Hard to Believe It - the Amazing World of Joe Meek (Razor & Tie)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Spin, 1995

WHO WAS Joe Meek? A cut-price Spector crafting pocket symphonies in his North London studio for a stable of dodgy pre-Beatles combos? Yes, but the ...

Heinz Burt: The Last Interview

Sleeve notes by Chris Welch, Repertoire Records, 1999

In 1999 Chris Welch interviewed singer and Tornados bass guitarist Heinz Burt about his early career and final years as a rock'n'roll legend. In this ...

Geoff Goddard, 1939-2000

Obituary by Alan Clayson, The Guardian, 25 May 2000

Innovative songwriter in an era before the Beatles ...

Hearing A New World: The Joe Meek Story

Retrospective by John McCready, MOJO, May 2001

NOTE: This piece originally featured in Mojo magazine in a truncated 8,000 word edit. this is the full near-12,000 word original piece. This is such ...

see also Geoffrey Goddard


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