The Tornados - merge or fix?


#1

https://musicbrainz.org/artist/5ab4c58d-9495-4314-9633-d59735980ded
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/3dcd3f35-435a-42d0-a82c-373c9490b5a6

Are these the same band and should be merged?

The US Tornados have 3 recordings, two of which are songs also recorded by the UK Tornados. But rateyourmusic does have a “members” listing for the US Tornados that are different than what we have for the UK Tornados.

Unfortunately, other sites have the songs listed for both bands. But they could be circular, and simply repeating the misinformation they got here.

Ideas?


#2

I’m just guessing, but I think probably all the recordings of “Telstar” should be attributed to the UK Tornados, and only the two tracks on the Elemental Instrumentals compilation attributed to the US group. They seem to be separate groups and somone just linked some appearances of Telstar to the wrong group