how the past can suddenly
leap up. In case you didn't
know Joe Meek was the UK's first effective
producer. (It is held at NaTCH that "Just Like Eddie"
was probably his best record.) On the 3rd February 1967
he shot his landlady dead and then himself.
This article by John Repsch pinched from
Studio Sound describes the shortcomings of Cliff Cooper in the matter of Joe
Meek's tapes. (Though to give Cliff Cooper his due £400 was a lot more
money in 1967/8.) The past leaping up? In a previous life Cliff
Cooper managed a band called Crazy Mabel. (Anyone remember them?) The guitarist of Crazy Mabel was his Lordship's best man. What's more Mr
Cooper also had dealings with a band containing the bass player Mick Philips,
a one time fiancé of NaTCH's sister.
- The company that
bears Joe Meek's name has been "absorbed".
- It would
seem a reasonable assumption that Cliff Cooper is something to do with the
Cooper Owen Auction House offering Orange amps and, at several hundred pounds,
reproduction John Lennon sunglasses.