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Joe Meek

Joe MeekAKA Robert George Meek

Born: 5-Apr-1929
Birthplace: Newent, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 3-Feb-1967
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Suicide [1]
Remains: Buried, Newent Cemetery, Newent, Gloucestershire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Music Producer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Innovative record producer

Produced the single "Telstar" (1962) by The Tornadoes, the first British record to be a number 1 hit in the United States.


[1] On the anniversary of Buddy Holly's death, Meek killed his landlady with a shotgun before turning the gun on himself.

    Murder 3-Feb-1967
    Shot: Self-Inflicted (3-Feb-1967)
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia, Depression

Is the subject of documentaries:
The Strange Life of Joe Meek, 1991



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