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February 2nd 2001. Dave Harvey has new CD.Cassette called

"High Friends In Low Places."

TRACK LISTING

Rocket Fuel & Toxic Toast

Entrappment(sic)

Noon Tune

D.Tune

Alana

Last Straw

Let It Ring

A Peace 4

Out To Lunch

Jee

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Clem Pledges TORNADOS to continue in memory of Lyn Clem has promised The Tornados will continue in memory of LYN.They will now include a musical tribute to her,and Davy Graham has told me he will write a song for her.We look forward to that.Clem will obviously need time to grief for Lyn.However The Tornados are due to appear at the Pavilion in Weymouth on Feb 9th 2001

MARCH 2nd 2001

Clem has appointed a girl Singer called Polly Raymond as The Tornados new Girl vocalist.We wish her all the best.I will find out more about Polly and publish it as soon as I can...

APRIL 27TH 2001

Nine Dalmuir West (new Film)

I have discovered a new Film  featuring the Tornados playing the Music. The title above is about The Last Tram to ever run in Glasgow.Music composed by Joe Meek and Played By The Tornados. I am going to view iit next week and hope that the Music is original. I will report back as soon as I know. If anyone has ever seen this Film please let me know

The film was produced by a guy called "Kevin Brownlow" made in 1962 by Rath Films 16mm and runs for 12 minutes.

 

May 14th 2001

Telstar used a backing Music for new Persil Ad.Features Flying Saucers etc.

 

MAY 24TH 2001

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JUNE 8th 2001--NEW HEINZ PHOTO:

Many thanks to Pete Miller for the use of this rare photo cheers Pete.

This Photograph was taken in 1962 outside IBC studio Portland Place.September 10th 1962. Where Peter Miller(Lead Guitar),Tony Webster and Heinz had just recorded with Marty Wilde a 45 called. Ever Since You Said Goodbye/Send Me The Pillow You Dream On-Philips 326546BF 1962.Rather odd considering Heinz was Big with The Tornados. Clem Cattini played Drums on The Track. But he must of sneaked off

SEPTEMBER 23RD 2001

NEW COMPACT DISK OUT CALLED" GO GO BEAT"

INCLUDES 3 JOE MEEK TRACKS ONE OF THEM "TELSTAR"

catalogue Number is: Crimson crimcd262 limited edition of 6000 5:99p

i got mine from Woolworths

BIG JIM SULLIVAN GUESTS WITH TORNADOS:

 

MAY 1ST 2002

NEW  TORNADOS COMPACT DISK RELEASE:

Another Compact Disc release from Sanctuary records.I won't bother putting an image up, as it is the ubiquitous photo used on both Tornados EP's.  Why could they not use a new photo. This CD has been pre-mpted by the Repetoire Release the Complete, though the sound is better on this one. Title "Ridin' The Wind" An Anthology...Copious Notes and a couple of rare photos. At least this release answered the mystery of "Shakedown/George Dick " a released  muted in the 1960's Fan Club newsletter.for Years people have been referring to Shakedown as Cyclone....This CD is only buyable from the point of view of the unreleased some of which have been released on an earlier CD "Galactic Instrumentals Vol1" namely  Blackpool Live medley this version has better sound though same people released these CD's and "Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia" We then have "Sidewalk Serenade" also referred to as Dancing Piano and Party Spirit sometimes called Joe's Theme..Two Vocals are included "Fortune Teller" and Its Alright" both very poor Vocals .I was hoping this Cd would say who sang the Vocals no such Luck..Well recorded and far better than the versions knocking about. They could of included a excellent version o "Costamonger Demo"Also included is "Lullaby Of The Stars" truly one of the greatest ever Tornados Tracks sadly I have yet to here a version that does not skid all over the place.I have a better version of this myself.The Vocal "No More Me & You" a brilliant Psyche Song that to me proved more than ever Joe was ahead 0f The Game this record is 30 Years ahead of its time pre-mpting Oasis everyone.Shame no pure master has ever been found. Incidentally the Blackpool Medley includes Telstar which sounds more akin to Reginald Dixon and Exodus which is a very good version, and a version of Czardas "Stuart Taylor" on lead Guitar.CD also includes the USA version of Ridin' The Wind, different mix and an SFX start put in by USA Engineers..So the CD includes the complete Tornados repetoire plus  10 unreleased tracks excellent value for money and the cornerstone of any Tornados CD collection.

CD is on Castle  CMDDD 428 2002.Sanctuary Records

other CD with some of the unreleased on is-

The Joe Meek Collection Intergalatic Instro's Diamond Records  GEM CD 002 1996

 

FEBRUARY  27TH  2003;

February saw  Q  Magazine  publish the all time Top 100 Tunes."Telstar " By The Tornados  was No.18  an amazing achievement .also with a very rare studio shot in colour  of The Tornados inside Joe Meeks's  Studio.

APRIL 2006  Stuart Taylor  Dies  after a  short  illness

                       Never got to know Stuart but  spoke to him on  the phone  once  he was  involved  with Ray Randalls  Tornados  in Tribute  CD  304

September  05  2006

The  New  CD  Tornados  In Space  which was  private pressing by  Clem and His  Tornados 5 Years ago and has  been on sale on my site for ages-I am now told  By Clem That  the  CD is being released  by  "Secret  Records "  and going  on general issue  so look out for that I will add  more  when I Can.The Tornados are not doing  many gigs  now  -Clem  goes  out  gigging  on his own with a new  version of the Pirates and various other  Bands look under  Gig Guide for any up coming gigs---Heinz  has  been gone  6 Years  now  does not  seem like 5 minutes  when I attended  the  Funeral-also Alan Caddy   there is a new  Joe Meek Compilation out called  Telstar  the Hits  Of Joe  Meek  with guess  what Telstar on  I have discovered an unreleased  version Of Is That A Ship I hear  with Vocals on in stereo  -brilliant version  should of released  that version had  it in my tapes  all the while  jogging along in the Car the other  Day playing the Tornados unreleased  Tape  and I suddenly realised  that  this was a totally different version brill  I will put it on the site soon

anyone has any photos newspaper  cuttings of the Tornados from any period  please  let  me have copies  cheers  I now run the Tornado  Cyber Newsletter  to subscribe just send me  your  email and  you  will be sent a  Monthly  newsletter  stating what is going on if anything  cheers  Tom Hammond

FEBRUARY  15TH  2007:

 

well a new  instrumental  CD out  called   Vampires  ,Cowboys  Spacemen  & Spooks- 60  tracks  of  Joe  Meek  sounds  but  that  is just  it  I have  most  of these  tracks  in their  original form  the  remastering  has  destroyed  Joes  Sound which is a pity  thank God  I have  the originals-  The  Track  TomCats  Tom Tom Cats  is  certainly  No Joe  Meek  sound  not  to me  anyway...  Chico  Arnez  is spelt wrong  its  Arnez  not  Arnaz---  and  I am dubious about  the  Tornados  Stereo  there  is  version of  Telstar  stereo on the  web  done or fiddled  by  some  Joe Meek  fanatic  like  myself  and  I think this is it  unless  provenance  is proved  I remain a  Doubting Thomas. Overall the  CD  package  is great  but a new  fan  of  Joe  Meeks  will not  realise  the  sound  has  been cleaned  up too much.... these  are  all from  vinyl anyway  no master  tapes  except  maybe  for the  unreleased ..Listened  to the  Program   On Radio  two about  Joe  with Clem  Roger  talking  and  Dave  Stewart  trying  to  break  down  the  Recording  of Telstar  as  if  Dave.  way  out  I think,  just  leave  it alone....  the  program last  night  was  better  than the first  which  had  the usual trivial  stuff  Joe  was  Dressed as  girl etc John Repsch desscribed  Joe  as  using  Matchsticks  and  Rubber  Bands   rather  off  the  mark  I think though I see  the point  he  was  making   Clem  reckoned  he  splashed  in the  Bath all the  time when recording   ..  probably  was  who knows---Also  A  New  Heinz  CD   nothing  not  been  released before  except  a  tormented  version of  Questions  I Can't Answer which is  really  punky  before  punk and a  version of  Hound  Dog  recorded in The  Beat Room  program  from T.V.  also a  unreleased  RGM  recording  of Ritchie  Valens  Come  On Lets  Go"  nothing  the  Joe Meek  Fan has  not  in his  or  her  collection..

The  Spooks CD  contains  Exodus  undubbed  false  start-  and supposedly  Jungle  Fever  In Stereo--I know  Alan  Blackburn  told  me  many Years  ago  he  had  heard a  Stereo  version of  Telstar  in the  Cliff  Cooper  tapes .. maybe  that  is the  one on the  CD--CD  also includes  Ridin' The Wind  UK  version well they  are the  same really this is stated  UK version as  Opposed  to USA  Version  all they  the  States  did  was  add  sfx  to the  start  of the  release  there in the  USA.. nothing  else  different

FEBRUARY  17TH 2007

Found  this  record  yesterday   a  version  of  Ice  Cream  Man  by t Kai Winding  on verve  records   usa  pressing  trys  to get the  Joe Meek  Tornado  sound  but  fails  a bit  tinny not  bad  though  makes a  change  from  all the  covers  of  Telstar

FEBRUARY  21ST 2007

New  Heinz  Cd  Out  Just  Like Eddie  2  CD   as  above see  details in Heinz  Tribute  Section of  Home  Page what happened  to Duncan  Eaton

AUGUST 21ST  2007

Film  Of  Joe  Meek  Now  Being  Shot  Lets  Hope  it  is better  than the  Play-Unfortunately  Films  tend  to sensationlise and  this  will  be  NO  different.Whether  it  will enhance  Joe  Meeks's  Reputation  or the  People  who  star  in it  and  make  it-The  writers etc. Lets  Face  it Joe made  Peoples  names  in the  1960's  and  he  is still doing  it  Now-However  I really  hope  it is a  Film  I can  go and enjoy but  I have a  horrible  feeling  it  will be  all about  Madras  Place  Joe  dressing  up as A  Girl  when  he was  Young etc  etc I also Hope that they do Not  Portray  Heinz  as  they did in the  Play.Had  Heinz  Been  alive  they  would  never  of got  away  with  it. So  fingers  crossed

FEBRUARY  15TH  2009

Still   no  word  of  the  release of  the  "Telstar"  film  been  premiered  in  late  2008  but nothing  i have  been  given  a  interview  recorded  by  Joe  Meek  of  the  original  Tornados  talking  to  an  American  DJ  its  very  interesting.....hope  to  put  it  on  the  sute  soon  for  all  to listen  too

APRIL  09  2009

RECENTLY  DISCOVERED  78  YES  78  OF  TELSTAR  SOLD  ON EBAY  FOR  202  DOLLARS  BRAZILIAN  ISSUE  ON DECCA VERY  INTERESTING  MUST  BE  MORE  IN INDIA.ASIA ANYONE  KNOW  OF  ANY  LET  ME  KNOW...

TELSTAR  78  ISSUE

NEWENT  APRIL  25TH   2009--JOE MEEK  BIRTHDAY  CELEBRATION  AT  THE  GEORGE  HOTEL

7PM  SATURDAY  NIGHT  LAST  ABOVE  DATE-JOE MEEK  GIG  WAS  HELD  AT  THE  GEORGE  HOTEL  NEWENT.ARTISTS  WERE  "THE  TRIUMPHS"  JOE  MEEK  TRIBUTE  BAND..ROBB  SHENTON  WHO  RECORDED  LONELY  JOE AND  WORKED  EXTENSIVELY  WITH  JOE  MEEK  AS A SESSION  SINGER.DAVY  KAYE  THE  GREAT  VOCALIST  AND  PERFORMER ..I  SPENT  THE  DAY  WITH  CRAIG  NEWTON  AND  JOINED  UP  WITH  OTHER  MEMBERS  AROUND  LUNCH  TIME  IN   THE  GEORGE  HOTEL..RAY LIFFEN  KEN  LEDRAN ,ROBB BRADFORD  AND  SANDRA  MEEK   ALL  STARTED  THE  2009  AGM  MANY  HIGH  PROFILE  MEMBERS  OF  THE  COMMITTEE  MISSING-KEN  WAS  CHAIRMAN  ROBB  TAKING  MINUTES.ONE  OR  TWO  INTERESTING  POINTS  WERE  RAISED..THE  ANNUAL  FEE  WAS  RAISED  1  QUITE  JUSTIFIABLY  IN MY  OPINION  I VOTED  FOR  THE INCREASE.THE  TEA  CHEST  TAPES  WERE  DISCUSSED  UNFORTUNATELY  NO ONE  HAD  A  SPARE  MILLION..

7PM  THE  GIG  STARTED  WITH THE  TRIUMPHS  ..I WAS  PARTICULARLY  IMPRESSED  WITH  THEIR  VERSION  OF  GREEN  JEANS.TREVOR  FAULL  CREATED  SOME  AWESOME  SOUNDS.ROBB BRADFORD  IS  A  GOOD  VOCALIST  AND  SHOULD  SING  ALOT  MORE  THAN  HE  DOES.I  NOTICED  THE BAND  USED  SYNTH  DRUMS  I HATE THEM  ITS  TOTALLY  UNNATURAL  CANNOT  GET  THE  SAME  FEELING  PARTICULAR  ON TRACKS  LIKE  "WIPE  OUT"  OVERALL  I  THOUGHT  THE  TRIUMPHS A  WORK IN PROGRESS  THERE  IS ENORMOUS  POTENTIAL  BUT  THEY  NEED  TO SCREW  IT  IN  P.A  WAS NOT  CLEAR  AT  LEAST  NOT  SATURDAY  THEY NEED  TO GET  THE VOCALS  UP  FRONT  MORE  NEED A  SOUNDMAN..GUITAR  TONES  FROM  RAY  WERE  GOOD  AND TREVOR  FAULL IS A  CLASS  KEY  MAN..THE  BASS  PLAYER  WAS GOOD  AND  ALSO A  VERY  GOOD  VOCALIST..IN TIME  THE TRIUMPHS  WILL BE  VERY GOOD .I  HAVE  NO  DOUBT  ITS  DIFFICULT  TO PRACTICE.BEING  SO FAR APART  FROM  EACH  OTHER.. BUT  YEAH  A  GREAT  BAND IN THE MAKING.

ROBB SHENTON WAS  SUPERB  GREAT  VOCALIST  ..WHAT CAN  YOU  SAY   LOVED  "LONELY  JOE". ROBB  WAS  ALSO  A LOVELY  BLOKE  TO  TALK  TO.TOLD  US MANY  INTERESTING  THINGS  ABOUT  JOE'S  STUDIO  AND  WHAT  TRACKS  HE  SANG  ON  HE  HAS A  CD  OUT  "LONELY JOE"  BEAUTIFULLY  PACKAGED  WELL WORTH A  BUY  GREAT  CD  PRODUCED  BY CLEM CATTINI NAD  CLEM  PLAYS  DRUMS DAVY  KAYE  AWESOME  EVEN  THOUGH  THE  TRIUMPHS  WHO  BACKED  HIM  HAD  LITTLE  TIME  TO  REHEARSE  DAVES  MUSIC.DAVE  HAS  GOT  IT  ALL MOVEMENT AND  GREAT  TIMING  WITH A  FANTASTIC  VOICE.ALSO  HE  IS  GREAT  TO KNOW..GRAHAM  SHARP  FROM FLIP  AND  THE  DATELINERS  WAS  TIDY  NICE  BLOKE  BUT  NOT  SURE  ABOUT  GUITAR  TONE  HE  USED BUT A  GOOD  MUSICIAN  OVERALL A  GREAT  NIGHT 

THE TRIUMPHSpet

18/09/2009
JOHN  HARRIS  UPLOADS  TORNADOS  VIDEOS  TO YOUTUBE  (LOTS  ON TAKE A LOOK)

THIS  IS THE  INFORMATION  JOHN  SENT  ME  ON  VIEWING  STATISTICS..CHEERS  JOHN

Hello Tom

For your interest, here are some statistics regarding viewing of my videos uploaded to YouTube.
YouTube provides to each person uploading, statistics at any given time for the previous seven days. So day by day the stats change.

Chasing Moonbeams by Tornados 42 views in 1 week = 42 views per week
Reindeer Ride by Roger LaVern 27 views in 2 weeks = 13 views per week
Blue Blue Blue Beat by Tornados 86 views in 3 weeks = 28 views per week
Pop-art goes Mozart by Tornados 67 views in 3.5 weeks = 19 per week
Life on Venus by Tornados 90 views in 4 weeks = 22 views per week
Impact by Clem Cattini 66 views in 5 weeks = 13 views per week
No time to think by Clem Cattini 98 views in 6 weeks = 16 views per week
Robot by Tornados Now 112 views in 6.5 weeks = 17 views per week
All the stars in the sky by Tornados 104 views in 7.5 weeks = 14 views per week
Locomotion with me by Tornados 112 views in 8 week = 14 per week
Pandora's Box by Tornados 67 views in 8 weeks = 8 per week.
How could I ever by George Bellamy 297 views in 9 weeks = 33 per week.
Costa Monger by Tornados 93 views in 9.5 weeks = 10 per week
Goodbye Joe by Gemini 93 views in 9.5 weeks = 10 per week
Spacewalk by Gemini 114 views in 11 weeks = 10 per week
Tornado by Alan Caddy 440 views in 12.5 weeks = 35 per week
Stingray by Tornados 209 views in 13 weeks = 16 per week
Early Bird by Tornados 197 views in 13 weeks = 15 per week
Alan's Tune by Tornados 83 views in 14 weeks = 6 per week
Lone Rider by John Leyton 144 views in 15 weeks = 9 per week
Red Rocket by Tornados 100 views in 16 weeks = 6 per week

All the best
John Harris

28th  january 2010  Clem Cattini  plays  Drums  On  New  Paul  Weller  single  released  in March  also on New LP  called "Tears  To  Cry"

see  Paul  Weller  website  for  full facts

CLEM CATTINI  PRODUCES -1 track-  "FIRST LOVE" BY  "ROBB SHENTON"  ON A  NEW  BRILLIANT ALBUM..RETRO REFLECTIONS

BY ELWELL KAYE & SHENTON....

In November 1982 Clem  Played  On And  Produced the  Music  and  and  Robbs  Vocals for the  Track "FIRST LOVE".. Which Robb wrote.In February 2010  Vic  Keary   Produced  the other  5  Vocal  Tracks  Of Robbs  To  Complete Robbs  six  Tracks on the  Great  New  Album "RETRO  REFLECTIONS"

STOP PRESS

A GREAT NEW ALBUM RELEASE.

"RETRO REFLECTIONS"

Elwell, Kaye & Shenton.

***   Featuring  ***

       *BYRON ELWELL * DAVE KAYE * ROBB SHENTON *

 

LATEST NEWS UPDATE.

FEB 20TH 2010.

Final vocal tracks recorded and all 18 tracks mixed and mastered at Major London Recording Studio from Friday morning Feb 12th to Monday evening Feb 15th.

    Five UK based local radio stations want to book, Elwell, Kaye & Shenton to come in for an "On Air" chat and play a selection of tracks from the album. There will be a "Special" guest appearance for Byron, Dave and Robb on Dell Richardson's "Good Rockin' Tonight Show" on Radio Caroline on Tuesday, March 9th at 6 - 9pm. More dates to follow.

    Our promotion Team are following up enquiries from Radio stations in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Norway. We will give details and dates as they confirm. Clearly the Joe Meek connection has certain sections of the media very very interested in this project.

     Byron Elwell played keyboards on four of Robb Shenton's tracks with the exception of "First Love" which was produced by Clem Cattini and "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" when Paul Ricard played keyboards for Robb.

     Dave Kaye's great vocals on "Now Your The Girl Of My Best Friend" was a song specially written for Dave for the album by Robb Shenton. Byron Elwell provided the backing.

     Robb and Flip {of the Joe Meek band "Flip and the Dateliners" ] did the vocal backing in 1965 for Dave's recording of "In My Way", produced by Joe Meek. Robb was delighted to meet up with Dave at a Joe Meek event in Newent in April 2009, at which event Robb and Byron also met up.

     Dave Kaye is still doing great gigs with his band "The Dykons" and can be seen at selected venues in and around Derbyshire area. A great night of real Rock n' Roll. Don't take our word for it, look out for some dates.

     Psst.......... wanna know a secret, how Byron gets his authentic "Tornado's" sound...........

After an exhaustive search Byron purchased a Selmer Clavioline which was in need of some TLC and has now lovingly restored to pristine condition. You can hear this on a few of Byron's Instrumental tracks on the album, "Retro Reflections".

     The title song of the album, "Reflections" was originally an instrumental written by Byron for his first album. Byron asked Robb to write lyrics to the song, Robb duly did and it ended up as the title track of the album, "Retro Reflections"  with Robb on vocals and Byron on piano/keyboards.

     One track proving a real favoutite with early reviewers of the album is "Business Man" with the powerful and emotive vocals of Dave Kaye. The song was written by Belgian song writer Etienne Steen and Ernie Twells from Groby, Leicester. Etienne also plays guitar on a number of tracks on the album [track notes on the album will give details].

     There will be a 12 page booklet to accompany the album including a personal profile of Elwell, Kaye & Shenton.

AS WE GET NEARER TO THE RELEASE DATE OF "RETRO REFLECTIONS" THERE WILL BE MORE NEWS AND INFO' ON THIS SITE. SO STAY TUNED.

Check out this site and also the Joe Meek sites to be sure of being in touch with the album - thats special.

TRACK LISTING.

Track 1.    "REFLECTIONS"   Robb Shenton/Byron Elwell.

Track 2.    "NOW YOUR THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND"  Dave Kaye.

Track 3.    "TORNADO"   Byron Elwell/Space Babes.

Track 4.    "PLEASE STAY"   Robb Shenton.

Track 5.    "BUSINESS MAN"   Dave Kaye.

Track 6.    "TELSTAR 2010"   Byron Elwell/Space Babes. [updated version].

Track 7.    "LET IT BE ME"   Robb Shenton.

Track 8.    "LONG NIGHT BLUES"   Dave Kaye.

Track 9.    "HOLLOWAY GHOSTS"   Byron Elwell/Space Babes.

Track 10.  "WALK WITH ME MY ANGEL"   Robb Shenton.

Tracl 11.   "YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG"   Dave Kaye.

Track 12.  "ODYSSEY"   Byron Elwell/Space Babes.

Track 13.  "THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL"   Robb Shenton.

Track 14.  "SAY YOU LOVE ME"   Dave Kaye.

Track 15.  "LIFE ON VENUS"   Byron Elwell/Space Babes.

Track 16.  "FIRST LOVE"   Robb Shenton.

Track 17.  "WONDERFUL WORLD"   Dave Kaye.

Track 18.  "GALACTIC"   Byron Elwell/Space Babes.  

MORE UPDATES SHORTLY.

 DECEMBER  21ST 2011..

QUEER  NOISES  COMPACT DISC ON TRIKONT  LABEL  FEATURES  "DO  YOU COME HERE OFTEN " TORNADOS

A  CD  OF  GAY  SONGS  FROM 1961-1974 AVAILABLE ON EBAY

ALSO:

PANDA  BEAR  (AKA NOAH LENNOX" LP "PERSON PITCH"  SAMPLES  3  TORNADOS  TRACKS NOT SURE  WHAT TRACKS IM AFTER  THE CD  TO CONFIRM ON PAWTRACKS RECORDS PAW 014 ON VINYL  AND  CD ISSUED 26/03/2007 IN USA

JUNE 2012  NEW  CD  SINGLE  BY THE TORNADO MEMBERS ORIGINAL LINE UP EXCEPTING ALAN CADDY .. "TORNADO SUNSET" REWORKING  OF (THEME FROM A  FALLEN IDOL) BOUGHT UP TO DATE  VERY GOOD INDEED ALSO  CAN BE DOWNLOADED  FROM ITUNED  OR AMAZON 1.49  WELL WORTH GETTING  A  ROGER  LAVERN  PRODUCTION AND COMPOSITION THE TORNADOS  APPEAR  AS SESSION MEN  SO STRICTLY SPEAKING NOT A  TORNADOS  RELEASE JUST TORNADO MEMBERS PLAYING ON THE PRODUCTION,ALSO AVAILABLE  THE ORIGINAL TORNADOS REWORKING OF TELSTAR ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON SRT  LABEL..