Billboard Hot in December the second British recording to reach number 1 on that chart in the year, after " Stranger on the Shore " in Mayand was also a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart. It was the second instrumental single to hit number 1 in on both the US and UK weekly charts.
The record was named after the Telstar communications satellitewhich was launched into orbit on 10 July Written and produced by Joe Meekit featured either a clavioline or the similar Jennings Univox, both keyboard instruments with distinctive electronic sounds. A French composer Jean Ledrut accused Joe Meek of plagiarismclaiming that the tune of "Telstar" had been copied from "La Marche d'Austerlitz", a piece from a score that Ledrut had written for the film Austerlitz This led to a lawsuit that prevented Meek from receiving royalties from the record during his lifetime, and the issue was not resolved in Meek's favour until three weeks after his suicide in Austerlitz was not released in the UK untiland Meek was unaware of the film when the lawsuit was filed in March It was released as a single by Decca Records cat.
The musical direction for both songs was done by Ivor Raymonde. The song was re-recorded in by four of the original Tornados members — Cattini, LaVern, Burt and Bellamy — who briefly reunited as the Original Tornados. Poet and musician Robert Calvert wrote lyrics  to accompany the song, which he performed in InScottish duo the Knits sampled the original sounds and mixed them with text excerpts from Marx's " 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon ". Their song was called "Passivism".
The record was an immediate hit after its release, remaining in the UK Singles Chart for 25 weeks, five of them at number 1,  and in the American charts for 16 weeks.
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