*** NEW BACKER REWARD *** at our “A Life In The Death Of Joe Meek” 2016 KICKSTARTER!!!
$20 (or more) – JOE’S BEEN A-GITTIN’ THERE PREVIEW THE FIRST ACT OF THE DOCUMENTARY while the Kickstarter campaign is still going on! Once your pledge is made, we will send you a private link to stream the first act of the movie. If you enjoy what you see, you have the opportunity to up [...]Read More
Big thanks to our 2016 Kickstarter “first responders” (!!!) and a dedication…
Tremendous thanks to our first group of backers for helping get this 2016 fundraiser off the ground! Don’t forget to brag about your donation and spread the word of the Kickstarter through your social media. You’d be surprised at how many people you know may be just as passionate, curious, committed as you are in [...]Read More
Greetings, friends and followers — IMPORTANT NEWS!!! KICKSTARTER 2016 is ON!!!
***Today until Decenber 30, 2016 we launch our A LIFE IN THE DEATH OF JOE MEEK Finishing Funds Kickstarter!!! 2 WEEKS ONLY to raise $18,000 (or hopefully more) in order to prepare our doc for distribution in 2017. Had it not been for me (Howard) dealing with a horrific illness and complications earlier this month [...]Read More
UK Film Festival Screenings!!!
Extremely excited to announce the following UK screenings: LONDON – Sunday, September 28, 2014 DOC’N ROLL Film Festival 8:30pm @ The Hackney Picturehouse Q&A with co-director Howard S Berger and legendary Meek artist Mike Berry and Tornados dummer (and session drummer extraordinaire) Clem Cattini — moderated by author Travis Elborough. http://www.docnrollfestival.com/meek.html SHEFFIELD – Thursday, [...]Read More
Eureka! TELSTARWEB was the brainchild of hardcore Joe Meek fans Hunter Peters, Shaun Brennan and Kim Pavey with Doug Moon handling the media chores. For all historic purposes, it existed between 1996 and 1999 and was the first website completely, obsessively, lovingly devoted to Joe Meek and his seemingly never ending roster of artists, songs [...]Read More
Kim Pavey’s MEEKSVILLE Web Archive
When we were doing research on Meek in the mid-’90′s for a narrative script very loosely based on him, there were only two websites (now both long defunct) that painted a picture of Joe and his work with fine, delicate strokes. The first was TelstarWeb by Hunter Peters, Shaun Brennan, Doug Moon and Kim Lowden [...]Read More
Roger LaVern (Roger Jackson) R.I.P. (Nov. 11, 1937 – June 15, 2013)
Very sad to hear of Roger’s passing after a long and valiant battle against cancer. Roger was, initially, the replacement keyboard player for Joe Meek’s Tornados after the departure of the band’s first keyboardist, Norman Hale in 1962. He ended up staying until 1965. The majority of his work on Meek recordings were memorable, [...]Read More
New episode of The People’s Songs on BBC Radio 2: Telstar – The Sound of the Future
Nice reminiscence of the early 1960′s in the UK and the impact and influence of Joe Meek’s TELSTAR by The Tornados in the latest episode of “The People’s Songs” on BBC Radio 2 – hosted by Stuart Maconie. Have a listen at: The People’s Songs/Telstar – Sound of the FutureRead More
40 minute “A LIFE IN THE DEATH OF JOE MEEK” preview to screen at Ugly Things magazine’s 30th Anniversary Bash!!!
FREE SCREENING!!! Join us this Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-26, 2013) in San Diego for a 40 minute preview of our forthcoming documentary, A LIFE IN THE DEATH OF JOE MEEK. Ugly Things is one of the most comprehensive and indispensable annual guides to rock and roll music. Self proclaimed: “the ultimate rock & roll read, [...]Read More
PLEASE VOTE FOR “A LIFE IN THE DEATH OF JOE MEEK” for INDIEWIRE’S PROJECT OF THE YEAR!
Our many friends on Kickstarter, Twitter and Facebook have already helped us win Indiewire’s previous competitions for “Project Of The Day”, “Project Of The Week” and “Project Of The Month”. Now we are up against 3x the projects – and once again we need to ask for everyone’s help! VOTING ENDS THIS FRIDAY (March [...]Read More