Movie Trailer for Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008) starring Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Pam Ferris, JJ Feild, James Corden, Tom Burke, Ralf Little, Sid Mitchell directed by Nick Moran Movie Review

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Trailer for Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Now I will be honest I didn't even know who Joe Meek was before I watched "Telstar: The Joe Meek Story" and I doubt I am alone because whilst "Telstar" and other songs such as "Johnny Remember Me" and "Have I the Right?" are well known the name Meek isn't unless you lived during the 60s. But the good news is that "Telstar: The Joe Meek Story" does a reasonable job of telling us who Meek was and establishing how eccentric he was. We learn all about his homosexuality, the visits to Hampstead Heath, his turbulent relationships with the recording artists he worked with as well as those who were just friends. And we also learn how things went wrong, his huge investment in his lover Heinz Burt, the court case which froze the royalties for "Telstar" and how as things spiralled out of control Meek descended into a reclusive, depressive state. ... Read Review