The Tornados

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English instrumental group mostly active in the 1960's.

The house band for pioneering record producer Joe Meek. Their original and classic line-up comprised Alan Caddy (guitar), Clem Cattini (drums), Heinz Burt (bass), George Bellamy (rhythm guitar) and Roger LaVern (keyboards). Their instrumental material was composed and produced by Meek, and frequently had a futuristic sound which reflected Meek's interest in electronics and sound manipulation. Although their first single "Love And Fury" bombed, the follow-up "Telstar" caught the public imagination and was a number one hit in both the UK and USA (they were the first British group ever to top the US Hot Hundred). The quintet enjoyed several more UK hits, though the original line-up began to fall apart when Heinz Burt left for a solo career as a vocalist in 1963 (he scored one major UK hit, "Just Like Eddie" later that year), and none of the original members remained by the time the Tornados finally disbanded upon Meek's death in 1967.

Do not confuse with american surf rock band The Tornadoes, famous for the track "Bustin' Surfboards".
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Albums

The Tornados - The Original Telstar - The Sounds Of The Tornadoes album art The Tornadoes* The Original Telstar - The Sounds Of The Tornadoes (Album) London Records US 1962 Sell This Version
The Tornados - We Want Billy! album art Billy Fury And The Tornados Billy Fury And The Tornados - We Want Billy! (Album) Decca UK 1963 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Away From It All album art The Tornados Away From It All (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1963 Sell This Version
PREM 002 The Tornados - 1961 - 1991 Live In Concert album art The Tornados 1961 - 1991 Live In Concert(Cass, Album) Not On Label PREM 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CRIDE 80 The Tornados - Science Fiction album art The Tornados Science Fiction(CD, Album, Dig) Secret Records Limited CRIDE 80 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Tornados - Globetrotter album art The Tornados Globetrotter (Single) Decca UK 1962 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Telstar album art The Tornadoes* Telstar (Single) Decca US 1962 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Telstar album art The Tornados Telstar (EP, Maxi) Decca France 1962 Sell This Version
The Tornados - The Sounds Of The Tornados album art The Tornados The Sounds Of The Tornados (EP) Decca UK 1962 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Love And Fury album art The Tornados Love And Fury (Single) Decca UK 1962 Sell This Version
EDGE 71760 The Tornados - Love And Fury album art The Tornados, Kathy Kirby The Tornados, Kathy Kirby - Love And Fury(7", EP) Decca EDGE 71760 Spain 1962 Sell This Version
EDGE 71751 The Tornados - Telstar / The Song Is You album art The Tornados / The Square Pegs (2) The Tornados / The Square Pegs (2) - Telstar / The Song Is You(7", EP) Decca EDGE 71751 Spain 1962 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Dragonfly album art The Tornados Dragonfly (Single) Decca Denmark 1963 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Robot album art The Tornadoes* Robot (Single) Decca US 1963 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Tornado Rock album art The Tornados Tornado Rock (EP) Decca UK 1963 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Ridin' The Wind album art The Tornadoes* Ridin' The Wind (Single) London Records US 1963 Sell This Version
The Tornados - Telstar album art The Tornados Telstar (EP) Decca, Deutscher Schallplattenclub Germany 1963 Sell This Version
The Tornados - The Ice Cream Man / Theme From "The Scales Of Justice" album art The Tornados The Ice Cream Man / Theme From "The Scales Of Justice" (Single) Decca UK 1963 Sell This Version
DFE 8521 The Tornados - More Sounds From The Tornados album art The Tornados More Sounds From The Tornados(7", EP) Decca DFE 8521 UK 1963 Sell This Version
454.099 The Tornados - Robot album art The Tornados Robot(7", EP) Decca 454.099 France 1963 Sell This Version
DL 25114 The Tornados - The Ice Cream Man album art The Tornados The Ice Cream Man(7") Decca DL 25114 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
454.093 S, 454.093 The Tornados - Globetrotter album art The Tornados Globetrotter(7", EP) Decca, Decca, Disques Decca 454.093 S, 454.093 France 1963 Sell This Version
45-F 11662 The Tornados - Robot / Il Gelataio (The Ice Cream Man) album art The Tornados Robot / Il Gelataio (The Ice Cream Man)(7") Decca 45-F 11662 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
DX 2253 The Tornados - Telstar album art The Tornados Telstar(7", EP) Decca DX 2253 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
DFE 8525 The Tornados - Billy Fury & The Tornados album art Billy Fury & The Tornados Billy Fury & The Tornados - Billy Fury & The Tornados(7", EP) Decca DFE 8525 UK 1963 Sell This Version