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Klaatu

December 5th, 2014

Formed:
1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s






Klaatu

Biography

In August of 1976, the self-titled debut album by an unknown group called Klaatu was released on Capitol Records to little notice. The following February Steve Smith, a writer for the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, wrote an article titled “Could Klaatu Be the Beatles? Mystery Is a Magical Mystery Tour.” The article began the rumor that Klaatu was “more than likely either in part or in whole the Beatles.” These conjectures, fueled by a series of articles in trade magazines like Billboard created a huge amount of hype and Capitol did nothing to deny or confirm the rumors. Throughout 1977, record sales soared and radio stations ran “Is Klaatu the Beatles?” promotions. Reportedly, some of the “clues” as to whether or not Klaatu were the Beatles included backward messages, Morse code, references to the group's identities in the song lyrics, and the word “Beatles” hidden in various places on the record jacket. After several months of conjecture, the group's identity was revealed at the end of year — it wasn't the Beatles after all, it was Terry Draper (songwriter, vocalist, drummer), John Woloschuck, and Dee Long. Immediately, their record sales declined, and due to a backlash generated by the Beatles hoax their four subsequent albums failed to sell. The group broke up in 1981.

Top Albums


1. Sun Set (Vol..

2. 3:47 EST / H..

3. 3:47 E.S.T. ..

4. Magentalane

5. Sir Army Sui..

6. Hope

7. Magentalane

8. 3:47 E.S.T. ..

9. Solology

10. Sun Set (Vol..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Little Neutrino Sun Set (Volume1) 5:02 $0.99
2.

For You Girl Sun Set (Volume1) 2:40 $0.99
3.

Little Neutrino 3:47 E.S.T. (Remastered) 8:17 $0.99
4.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III 3:47 E.S.T. (Remastered) 3:24 $0.99
5.

True Life Hero 3:47 E.S.T. (Remastered) 3:26 $0.99
6.

Sub-Rosa Subway 3:47 E.S.T. (Remastered) 4:40 $0.99
7.

Anus of Uranus 3:47 E.S.T. (Remastered) 3:22 $0.99
8.

Calling Occupants of Interplaneta 3:47 E.S.T. (Remastered) 7:21 $0.99
9.

Hope (Live) Solology 4:39 $0.99
10.

Little Neutrino (Live) Solology 6:22 $0.99
11.

All Good Things (Live) Solology 1:56 $0.99
12.

Magentalane (Live) Solology 3:17 $0.99
13.

Cherie (Live) Solology 3:20 $0.99
14.

I Don't Wanna Go Home (Live) Solology 3:01 $0.99
15.

At the End of the Rainbow (Live) Solology 3:44 $0.99
16.

December Dream (Full Length Mix) Sun Set (Volume 2) 5:43 $0.99
17.

At the End of the Rainbow (Alternate.. Sun Set (Volume 2) 3:13 $0.99
18.

There's Something Happening Sun Set (Volume 2) 2:43 $0.99
19.

All Good Things (Demo) Sun Set (Volume 2) 2:28 $0.99
20.

Dog Star (Demo) Sun Set (Volume 2) 4:04 $0.99
21.

Set the World On Fire (Demo) Sun Set (Volume 2) 4:17 $0.99
22.

Paranoia (Demo) Sun Set (Volume 2) 3:52 $0.99
23.

I Can't Help It (Full Length Mix.. Sun Set (Volume 2) 4:11 $0.99
24.

Howl At the Moon (Demo) Sun Set (Volume 2) 3:33 $0.99
25.

Sell Out, Sell Out (Demo) Sun Set (Volume 2) 4:49 $0.99

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