If you are a fan of instrumental surf music, you must be a fan of Joe Meek. His most famous song was the Tornados’ hit Telstar, which was the first British song to hit #1 on the US charts. Joe Meek’s life and death are straight out of Rock & Roll folklore. And now it seems that someone has made a movie about Joe Meek. Telstar: The Story of Joe Meek is now available on DVD in the UK (as of 9/28/2009). Here is a link to the official Telstar the Movie website, and here is the official movie trailer:
Go see this movie. It’s getting rave reviews. As a fan of surf music, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of this movie on DVD. Like now even!
Here are some pictures from the movie: