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Song of the Day: “Telstar” by The Tornados

Did you know that the first Billboard #1 hit by a British band was a funky, sci-fi-inspired instrumental? “Telstar,” named after a satellite, has an earworm of a tune, transmitted through some sort of synthesize (Wikipedia says a “clavioline”). It boasts the vibe of a cheesy black-and-white alien movie, the type that would be featured on Count…