Trailer for the movie Telstar:
Set against a backdrop of early 60’s London, TELSTAR is the story of the world’s first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal early success with TELSTAR – the biggest selling record of its time – before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia forced him into murder and suicide.
A gay, amphetamine addicted, talented but deeply troubled soul, Meek dabbled in the occult. He is already an iconic figure in the world of British pop.
Far from being a maudlin tale, this stranger than fiction true story is a satirical comic drama revealing the many sides of Joe Meek, a man who is now revered as a pioneer in the field of popular music.
Joe Meek is a really interesting character, if a tragic one, in the history of electronic music production.