February 2017

 FEBRUARY 2017

JOE MEEK – HEIR HUNTERS

The February 28th edition of Heir Hunters on BBC1 TV at 11am features a search for heirs to a deceased persons estate, with links to Joe Meek. 


NEWSLETTER #201 & THUNDERBOLT #79 NOW SENT OUT TO DIGITAL SUBSCRIBERS


The life and violent death of genius music producer Joe Meek

An article in Islington Tribune

http://islingtontribune.com/article/life-and-violent-death-of-a-genius-called-joe


Rare Joe Meek recording discovered 50 years after his death

A rare recording of legendary record producer Joe Meek singing has been shared 50 years after the songwriter’s death.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-38834980


The Joe Meek 50th Anniversary Event at Waltham Cross on Friday February 3rd was SOLD OUT.    
View photos on our Special 50th Anniversary page

The Triumphs onstage with Sandra Meek (Joe’s niece) – photo © Pete Rochford 2017

 


A Life In The Death Of Joe Meek – Finishing funds

News from PalmDoorFilms

***PROJECT FUNDED!!!***

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Again: MANY THANKS and MONDO APPRECIATION to everyone who pledged, upped their existing pledge, up-upped their existing pledge and those who shared this fundraiser on their social networks!!! VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!  Click here.


ADRIAN KERRIDGE’S BOOK

Now available on Amazon – in paperback or kindle:

 TELSTAR – TEAM ANTHEM

David Nevols our Treasurer and Secretary has put together an article for Rob Bradford to feature in the next Newsletter, regarding the use of Telstar as the team anthem for East Fife Football Club in Scotland. He went to a match there whilst on holiday earlier this year and recorded the team running onto the pitch with Telstar playing over the tannoy.


ROBB SHENTON NEWS

Robb has just been booked for ‘Americana’ –

Robb Shenton accompanied by his 7 piece Band, “The Shentones”.

Sunday 27th August;

On-Stage at 7.15pm – for 75 minutes.

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ROBB’S NEW RELEASE – 10 INCH VINYL

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Official release from Western Star.

This is a wonderful project, featuring original 60s Joe Meek recording artist Robb Shenton backed here by our all star Western Star house band featuring the likes of Rusti Steel, Alan Wilson, Steve Whitehouse and many more.

order yours here:

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 ADRIAN KERRIDGE’S BOOK

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We have been contacted by Adrian’s daughter to advise:

From: Suzanna Kerridge
Subject: Adrian Kerridge’s book

Just to let you know we are in the final stages of editing. There was a delay due to the sudden death of my father. However, having worked closely with him in producing this book I have taken over its publication and we are working hard towards a date.  As soon as that is available I will let you know.


  NEW TRIUMPHS ALBUM AVAILABLE

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THE TRIUMPHS – MEEK AND WILD

CD 24 Tracks with 12-page booklet

1. Meeksville 2. Telstar 3. Runaway 4. Husky Team 5. North Wind
6. Eye Of The Storm 7. Wild Wind 8. M25 9. Green Jeans 10. All Shook Up
11. Wipeout 12. Here Come The Good Times 13. He’ll Only Hurt You
14. Loneliness 15. Sunday Date 16. Dreaming Of You 17. Heart Of A Teenage Girl
18. Teardrops Fall Like Rain 19. Big Jim 20. The Coalman’s Lament
21. Night Of The Vampire 22. Jack The Ripper 23. Little Sister (Live) 24. Have I The Right (Live)

This is The Triumphs’ tribute to the work of famed record producer Joe Meek. Joe recorded many styles of music and ‘Meek and Wild’ offers a ‘jukebox’ full of great sounds, both vocal (15 tracks) and instrumental.(9 tracks).

In addition to popular chart toppers like Telstar and Have I The Right, the spotlight also falls on rarities such as Ray Dexter’s The Coalman’s Lament and, from the Tea Chest tapes, Geoff Goddard’s Here Come The Good Times. There are five original tracks, all inspired by the work of Joe Meek.

The Triumphs (Rob Bradford, Trev Faull, Ken Ledran and Ray Liffen) have as their special guest Dave Kaye, who recorded with Joe Meek. One of Dave’s tracks is He’ll Only Hurt You, a powerful ballad which he recorded with Joe, but which was never released at that time. Now you can hear it in a brand new arrangement with Dave backed by The Triumphs.

The album’s 12-page booklet includes descriptions of all the tracks and pictures of the band with many of the original Joe Meek artists that they have had the privilege of working with, including Clem Cattini, Dave Kaye, Malcolm Lenny (The Packabeats), Ray Dexter, Bobby Rio and Danny Rivers.

UK £9.99 including postage and packing
Europe £12.50 including postage and packing
Americas, Africa, Asia £13.50 including postage and packing
Australia, New Zealand £13.80 including postage and packing

Go to The Triumphs web site to purchase securely through logo_paypal_212x56

Now also available on-line at Bim Bam Records and Leo’s Den

Other methods of payment:

Pay by cheque (drawn on UK bank) made payable to ‘R. Liffen’
and sent to 24 Dalmeny Road, Carshalton, SM5 4PP U.K
Pay manually Paypal to rayliffen@compuserve.com

The album is also available as a digital download at many outlets including

I Tunes UK          I Tunes US               Amazon.com         Amazon.co.uk            Google Play and also Spotify


ROBB HUXLEY’S BOOK

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320 pages and many photos

Buy now from Amazon UK £10.99 – in stock and with free delivery
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Come-Here-Often-Meeksville-Connection/dp/1512369241/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

or buy from Amazon.com (USA) for $14.99 plus delivery
http://tinyurl.com/oybj8jv

 

Or order in your local Waterstones (extra charges and delivery delay)

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The highs and lows of a Joe Meek recording and touring band are vividly detailed. R0bb was in Robb Gayle & The Whirlwinds/The Saxons/The Tornados


BACK ISSUES OF OUR NEWSLETTERS

All our Newsletters are still available as back issues and they have now been reduced to 10p (plus postage) – the same price as digital copies. Special rates available if you buy in bulk. There is a lot of information in these – specially the early ones edited by John Repsch and he used to answer letters in these too. Contact us if you are interested in back issues.