Friday, April 6, 2007

Blasting Off

Quick, which was the first British band to have a No. 1 record on the American charts? If I told you it was the coolest song ever, now would you know it?

Of course, it's "Telstar" by the Tornadoes, beating out the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by one year. The sound of the rocket taking off at the beginning and end of the song is allegedly the tape of a toilet flushing, played backwards.

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