EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Telstar’ – The Tornadoes

What was the number one song in the UK on 4th October 1962?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

English instrumental group, The Tornadoes were number for 5 weeks with Telstar.

This is the second instrumental number one in the UK this year, can you imagine that happening now? I’m afraid this tune has dated somewhat (despite it’s edgy, futuristic sound). The clavioline keyboard provides the distinct electrical fuzzy sound. It’s an odd sound that probably made Telstar ahead of its time, but for me it’s no thank you. Next.


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