The Bedazzled Radio Hour: Joe Meek Birthday Tribute
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
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Produced by Spike Priggen.
This week's show is a birthday tribute to English record producer and songwriter Joe Meek. Robert George "Joe" Meek (born 5 April 1929) is best remembered for writing and producing the Tornados' instrumental "Telstar" (1962), which became the first record by a British group to reach number one in the US Hot 100. His reputation for experiments in recording music was acknowledged by the Music Producers Guild who in 2009 created "The Joe Meek Award for Innovation in Production" as an "homage to [the] remarkable producer's pioneering spirit". In 2014, Meek was ranked the greatest producer of all time by NME, elaborating: "Meek was a complete trailblazer, attempting endless new ideas in his search for the perfect sound. ... The legacy of his endless experimentation is writ large over most of your favourite music today." Produced by Spike Priggen.