David John R.I.P. (1946 – 2013)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David John Smith of David John and the Mood. We’ll be posting our personal reminiscence of David in a couple of days, but we thought it best to let recording artist and good friend of David, Robb Shenton (who broke the news to us), [...]Read More
Telstar, Tim Lucas & Me
I’ve asked my friend and mentor, Tim Lucas, to address on this site his personal impressions of Joe Meek’s song, TELSTAR. For those unfamiliar with Tim’s “credentials”, let me try to boil it down to a brief, contained nutshell: with several of his teen years spent writing for “Cinfantastique” magazine in the 1970′s, then writing [...]Read More
Telstar (the band) was formed in 2011 by Eva Gardner (former bass player for Mars Volta and daughter of Kim Gardner, bass player for The Creation and The Birds), Chris Unck (producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist) and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Stew Heyduk. Like their inspiration Joe Meek’s top tunes, their recordings are deceptively light, amiable pop – but underneath [...]Read More
And away we go!
Since this website’s launch on February 3rd, we have received many emails from all over the world asking about Joe and our project. On our Facebook page, in just one week, we’ve grown by over 300 new friends! It seems that the interest in Joe is expanding by the second and we are excited to [...]Read More