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Rank this week: 38 (↑11)
Duration: 3:15 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Release Date: 8/17/1962  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: N/A (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Joe Meek (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Joe Meek (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Decca/London (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Campbell-Connelly Inc. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #500146096 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Keywords: '60S POP, CLAVIOLINE, INSTRUMENTAL, ORGAN, SOUND EFFECTS, SPACE 
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Messages about the song: "Telstar"
 
 
Tim P. Ryan   Offline  -  Participant, MP3  -  09-01-09 12:34 PM  -  12 years ago
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More information on Telstar, the satelite, at the wikipedia page link above.
Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  09-01-09 09:47 AM  -  12 years ago
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That came later. And when it did, you knew it. For many years afterward, everything on TV that involved distance was described as "via satellite" until the novelty finally wore off. "The Right Stuff" got the sentiment right. The years between Sputnik and the point when our rockets blew up 'occasionally' rather than 'constantly' was one of much consternation. The success of Telstar was part of the turning point of all that. And the sentiment was more nationalism than patriotism when it happened.

Where was this going? ..Oh, yeah. "Hammond organs and/or claviolines used to sound cool."
Tim P. Ryan   Offline  -  Participant, MP3  -  09-01-09 09:17 AM  -  12 years ago
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Telestar was the first commercial telecommunications satelite, intended for long-term use. It should be remembered as well as John Glenn's orbital mission earlier that year as a major advance in space technology. It allowed live transatlantic television that blossomed 6 and 7 years later with the 'All You Need Is Love' world broadcast (1968) and the 'Elivs, Live from Hawaii' TV special (1969).


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What was the fascination? Space?
Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  09-01-09 12:42 AM  -  12 years ago
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Another favorite of mine from 'ye olde daze'. What was the fascination? Space? Hell, no! During that particular time, "all our rockets did was blow up" as expressed so well in "The Right Stuff". They weren't exaggerating, either. Depressing...I digress again.

No, the fascination was the sound of that Hammond organ or whatever the hell they used. ..."clavioline". I looked it up. Almost hypnotic. Del Shannon tunes had an appeal for the same reason. "Runaway" was his big hit. I was partial to "Hats Off To Larry" myself.
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