This instrument is a classic and it’s a favorite of mine.
Many groups from the 60’s and 70’s used this tape based instrument which often went out of tune. I guess that’s why Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin hated the instrument.
I found a list of the top 10 mellotron songs so I’m posting a link to it. How many of them do you have and how many have you not heard before?
The Bee Gees track surprised me but it’s not a bad song.
I’d like to suggest an album to check out if you like the mellotron. It’s called Symphonic Holocaust by Morte Macabre and it’s simply drenched in the instrument. check out the title track at the following link to get a sense of the recording. All 4 members of the group are credited with playing this instrument.
And finally, here’s a link to reviews of this fantastic album.