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Lot 182

1962 Ivor Novello Music Award for the record Telstar, Telstar written and produced by Jo Meek above a shop in the Holloway Road London using innovative production equipment to create a space age sound, the record took its name from the communication satellite Telstar launched in 1962 to relay television pictures and telephone calls, performed by the Tornadoes the record reached No. 1 in both the UK charts and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 selling at least five million copies worldwide , this bronze statue 29cm high was presented to Decca records at the 7th Ivor Novello awards ceremony in London ( PROVENANCE: Found by the vendor in the 1980's wrapped up in newspaper on a street pavement in suburban Greenwich London, taken to the local police station and later returned as unclaimed property)
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