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The Tornados EP-cover 1963
The Tornados EP-cover 1963

The Tornados (in USA they were credited as The Tornadoes) were an English instrumental group of the 1960s, who acted as the in-house back-up group for many of Joe Meek's productions. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1424x1458, 272 KB) Summary EP cover from 1963 the Tornados Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1424x1458, 272 KB) Summary EP cover from 1963 the Tornados Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or piece without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Joe Meek Joe Meek (born Robert George Meek; April 5, 1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire, England—February 3, 1967) was a pioneering British record producer and songwriter acknowledged as one of the worlds first and most imaginative independent producers. ...

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Career

The Tornados also enjoyed several chart hits in their own right, including the Number One hit "Telstar" (named after the satellite and composed by Meek), the first U.S. Number One by a British group (seven months earlier, "Stranger on the Shore" by clarinetist Mr. Acker Bilk had become the first U.S. Number One by a British solo artist; since both "Telstar" and "Stranger on the Shore" were instrumentals, however, Beatles fans are prone to arguing that the Beatles' February 1964 smash "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was the first U.S. Number One song by a British artist of any kind, since technically a song has words). For a time, the Tornados were considered serious rivals to The Shadows. They were also one of the biggest influences on The Who, and also on the early Pink Floyd. Their next single "Globetrotter" made it to number 5 in the UK singles chart, but when bassist Heinz Burt left in 1963 for a solo career, the group began to fall apart. By 1965, none of the original line-up remained. Number One or number one is used in a variety of meanings: // 2 is literally the number one #1, a single by rapper Nelly Number Ones, an album by Michael Jackson Number 1, a song by Goldfrapp Number 1, a song by Pharrell Number One, a song by Hazel Fernandes... Telstar was a 1962 instrumental record by The Tornados. ... The original Telstar had a roughly spherical shape. ... Acker Bilk (often referred to as Mr Acker Bilk) is one of the worlds leading Jazz Clarinetists. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew in stature to be considered one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time[1][2][3]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1995... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and as they evolved, became widely known as pioneers of progressive rock music. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Heinz Burt, singer, publicized by his first name, was born on July 24, 1942 in Germany, raised in Southampton. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


In 1975, four of the five original members tried an unsuccessful comeback as the Original Tornados.


Trivia

  • Drummer Clem Cattini often played on recording sessions for other artists and sometimes featured in Cliff Richard's backing bands. He holds the record for appearing on the most UK Number One singles in chart history.
  • Rhythm guitarist George Bellamy is the father of Matthew Bellamy, frontman for the successful British rock band, Muse.
  • The introduction in "Knights Of Cydonia" by Muse is very similar to the one used in their hit song "Telstar".
  • A bizzare promotional film for one of their chart hits 'Robot' was filmed,featuring members of the group walking around woodland dressed in appropriate headgear with their guitars,flirting with various young women,and being finally arrested by policemen after lighting a campfire.

Clem Cattini (born August, 1939 in London, England) was the drummer for 1960s British band, The Tornados as well as a session drummer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... George Bellamy was the rhythm guitarist from The Tornados and father of Matt Bellamy, from the successful British rock band, Muse. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Members

  • Norman Hale played keyboards on "Love and Fury".

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Discography

Singles

  • "Love and Fury" (Meek) / "Popeye Twist" (Cattini) (Decca F11449, 1962)
  • "Telstar" (Meek) / "Jungle Fever" (Goddard) (Decca F11494, 1962) - Number 1
  • "Globetrotter" (Meek) / "Locomotion With Me" (Decca F11562, 1963) - Number 5
  • "Robot" (Meek) / "Life On Venus" (Meek) (Decca F11606, 1963) - Number 19
  • "The Ice Cream Man" (Meek) / "Scales Of Justice (Theme)" (Decca F11662, 1963) - Number 21
  • "Dragonfly" / "Hymn For Teenagers" (Meek) (Decca F11745, 1963) - Number 41
  • "Joystick" (Meek) / "Hot Pot" (Meek) (Decca F11838, 1964)
  • "Monte Carlo" / "Blue Blue Beat" (Irwin) (Decca F11889, 1964)
  • "Exodus" / "Blackpool Rock" (Cattini) (Decca F11946, 1964) - Number 41
  • "Granada" / "Ragunboneman" (Meek) (Columbia DB7455, 1965)
  • "Early Bird" (Meek) / "Stomping Thru The Rye" (Tornados) (Columbia DB7589, 1965)
  • "Stingray" (Gray) / "Aqua Marina" (Gray) (Columbia DB 7687, 1965)
  • "Pop-Art Goes Mozart" (Mozart arr. Meek) / "Too Much In Love Too Hear" (Gale; Holder) (Columbia DB7856, 1966)
  • "Is That A Ship I Hear" (Meek)/ "Do You Come Here Often?" (Tornados) (Columbia DB7894, 1966)

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EPs

  • The Sounds Of The Tornados (Decca DFE 8510 1962)

"Ridin The Wind"; "Earthy"; "Dreamin On A Cloud"; "Red Roses And A Sky Of Blue"

  • Telstar (Decca DFE 8511, 1962)

"Love and Fury"; "Popeye Twist"; "Telstar"; "Jungle Fever"

  • More Sounds From The Tornados (Decca DFE 8521 1962)

"Chasing Moonbeams"; "Theme From A Summer Place"; "Swinging Beefeater"; "The Breeze And I" The Theme from A Summer Place is a song with lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max Steiner, written for the 1959 movie A Summer Place, which starred Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue. ... The Breeze and I is a popular song. ...

  • Tornado Rock (Decca DFE 8533 1963)

"Ready Teddy"; "My Babe"; "Blue Moon of Kentucky"; "Long Tall Sally" Blue Moon of Kentucky is a bluegrass song, written by Bill Monroe in 1947 and recorded by his band, The Blue Grass Boys. ... Long Tall Sally is a rock and roll song first recorded by Little Richard in the mid-1950s, when it became one of the singers best-known hits. ...


Album

  • Away From It All (Decca LK4552, 1964)

"Indian Brave" / "Flycatcher" / "Lullaby For Guilla" / "Dreams Do Come True" / "Costa Monger" / "Lonely Paradise" / "Chattanooga Choo Choo" / "Rip It Up" (Vocal) / "Cootenanny" / "Night Rider" / "Hymn For Teenagers".


Reference

The cover of the 1989 7th edition of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles Guinness World Records - British Hit Singles & Albums is a music reference book, published in the United Kingdom, by Hit Entertainment, the company that owns such childrens entertainment brands as Bob the Builder and Thomas...

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