The Tornados were an English instrumental group of the 1960s that acted as backing group for many of record producer Joe Meek's productions and also for singer Billy Fury. They enjoyed several chart hits in their own right, including the UK and . No. 1 "Telstar" (named after the satellite and composed and produced by Meek), the first . 1 single by a British group.
This EP by the Tornados collects the two singles they released in 1962, Love and Fury backed with Popeye Twist and the massive international hit Telstar backed with Jungle Fever.
Robot" is nearly as pretty a tune as "Telstar" (it also charted in England at No. 17), and it sounds fresh, as something not nearly as widely heard for 36 years; "Life On Venus," the B-side, is a very close second, almost a "son of Telstar. Ice Cream Man" was another British chart single, and offers the spectacle of Meek and the Tornados applying a Bo Diddley beat to their trademark sound.
More By The Tornados. See All. Ridin' the Wind - The Anthology. Radio Luxembourg Sessions - The Sound of Fury Demos (Live).
The Tornados – Telstar. HIT December 22, 1962. It happens so rarely, but it does happen