This band included Matt's father George Bellamy on rhythm guitar and was the first British band ever to have a number one single in the United States. 'Telstar' was an instrumental song written by legendary producer Joe Meek and is reportedly a favourite of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The band were said to be one of the biggest influences on The Who. In England they were called The Tornados.
Mostly the first part of the song Knights Of Cydonia is a tribute to The Tornadoes song "Telstar"
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