Sunderland. George Bellamy came to London, and worked as a Country & Western
Singer. He auditioned as Rythym Guitar for The Tornados.He got the Job.George is a very good Songwriter and composer.
George wrote "Ridin The Wind" a hit in the USA and Lonely Paradise for the Album "Away From It All" by The Tornados
After the success of Telstar and further Tornados releases.
Globetrotter,Robot,The Ice Cream Man and Dragonfly.Geroge departed. Citeing touring as being too much for him.,
He cut a solo Single "Where I.m Bound" a Tom Paxton Song, and the B: side "How Could I Ever".(Written By George" On the Parlophone Label.Clem played Drums on the Track.
George was very busy in the Music scene. Reguarly visiting The set of "Ready Steady Go" and mixing with all the Bands of the period.Stones,Beatles and lesser known
He wrote a song "Get Out'a My Way" for "The Bo.St.Runners" on the Columbia label a good song too..
He then started a Music Publishing Company Called "Geobell" and still runs it .George Has over 200 titles to his name.In the 70s he became freindly with "Les Reed and recorded for the Chapter One label A track called "Maman" a song about the American Civil War..
In 1974 George,Roger Laverne,Clem Cattini and Heinz: rerecorded "Telstar" on The SRT label. A label, George himself started, with Dave Richardson.It lacked Alan Caddy.The B: side was "Red Rocket" an unreleased track from the 60's from the Joe Meek Studios.This sounded just like the original Tornados.Great.
George today lives in the West Country, and works as a Heating Engineer.He lso plays is a Band called "Rough Terrain". Suppose it would be after a Tornado blew over it.Is this what George intended or is it a coincidence. A very subtle link, but brilliant.Georges Son also plays in a Modern Band called MUSE check them out:
Love & Fury/.Popeye Twist F11449
Telstar/Jungle Fever. F11494
Locomotion With Me F11562
Robot/Life On Venus F11606
The Ice Cream Man/
Scales Of Justice. F11662
Hymn For Teenagers F 11745
45 Telstar/Red Rocket SRT 1974
The Sounds Of: DFE 8510
Telstar: DFE 8511
More Sounds Of:DFE 8521
Tornado Rock: DFE 8533
Away From It All LK 4552
The World Of SPA 253
Remembering REM 4
Where I'm Bound/How Could I Ever:
Maman/Come To The Party
Chapter One CH 167