Joe Meek

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: experimental psychedelic avant-garde outsider outsider music electronic 60s lo-fi space age pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Robert George Meek, 5 April 1929, Newent, Gloucestershire, England, d. 3 February 1967, London, England. Britain’s premier independent record producer of the early 60s, Meek was equally renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and eccentric personality. His career began in 1954, when he joined IBC, the leading independent recording studio of the era. Originally an engineer, he worked on a number of hits, including Lonnie Donegan’s ‘Cumberland Gap’, Frankie Vaughan’s ‘Green Door’, Johnny Duncan’s ‘Last Train To San Fernando’ and Humphrey Lyttelton’s ‘Bad Penny Blues’. He also turned his hand to songwriting, composing Tommy Steele’s ‘Put A Ring On Her Finger’ in 1958.

By 1960, he had set up Lansdowne Studios in west London, where he worked with producer Denis Preston on recordings by various popular jazz artists. An ill-advised expansion policy encouraged...

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