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A French composer, Jean Ledrut, accused Joe Meek of plagiarism , claiming that the tune of "Telstar" had been copied from "La Marche d'Austerlitz", a piece from a score that Ledrut had written for the 1960 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 a year after his death in 1967. It is unlikely that Meek was aware of Austerlitz , as it had been released only in France at the time.

First release by The Tornados (August 1962)

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