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The song was named after the Telstar communications satellite, which was launched into orbit on 10 July 1962. It was written and produced by Joe Meek, and featured a clavioline, a keyboard instrument with a distinctive electronic sound. "Telstar" won an Ivor Novello Award and is estimated to have sold at least five million copies worldwide.
This novelty record was intended to evoke the dawn of the space age, complete with sound effects that were meant to sound "space-like". A popular story at the time of the record's release was that the weird distortions and background noise came from sending the signal up to the Telstar satellite and re-recording it back on Earth. It is more likely that the effects were created in Meek's recording studio, which was a small flat above a shop in Holloway Road, North London.


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from Karate Luv, track released February 28, 2013
Chris Unck- Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vox, Sound Scape, Lap steel, Pedal Steel, Percussion, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Art,Buisness Beast
Stew Heyduk- Drums, Bass, Stylo-phone, Sound Scape, Acoustic Guitar, Vox, Percussion.
Gavin Fitzjohn- Trumpet,Vox, Sound Scape.
Eva Gardner- Bass, Vox, Sound Scape.



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Telstar's members hail from Atlanta, Los Angeles and Toronto. But Telstar took flight in the spring of 2011 in the City of Angels, where it's member's now reside. Collectively, they have performed to over 3 million people around the globe in over 50 countries as band members for artists such as P!nk, Butch Walker, Veruca Salt, Feist and the Mars Volta. ... more

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