I was 3 when Telstar came out, so I probably don't remember it when it was actually a hit record. But I heard it often enough as a small boy that it formed part of my experience of growing up. It was always my favourite. It was just so space age.
As of 20th September 2012 I have moved the History Books Review to http://historybooksreview.co.uk
I'd love to see you over there. I'll be editing all the posts on here with links to the new blog. I'd have left them here but Google penalises duplicate content.
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