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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:21 PM

Klaatu "California Jam". NOT The Beatles covering The Beach Boys under a fake name 1972



The Band Everyone Thought Was The Beatles: Revisit the Klaatu Conspiracy of 1976
http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/the-band-everyone-thought-was-the-beatles-revisit-the-klaatu-conspiracy-of-1976.html

In 1976, hundreds of diehard Beatles fans became convinced that the mysterious album 3:47 EST by the band Klaatu was actually a new release from The Beatles in disguise, after a DJ in Providence, Rhode Island played one of its songs on the radio. Shortly afterward, Steve Smith discovered the album at the newspaper he worked for, Rhode Island’s The Providence Journal, listened to it, and became immediately intrigued.

The album contained no photographs, no identifying information at all, and the band’s The Day the Earth Stood Still reference echoed the cover of Ringo Starr’s album Goodnight Vienna. Smith heard Starr’s drumming, Harrison’s guitars, Lennon and McCartney’s voices in the psychedelic songs. Though he wasn’t a music critic or reporter himself, he persuaded the paper to publish a feature in which he suggested Klaatu could be The Beatles.

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Reply Klaatu "California Jam". NOT The Beatles covering The Beach Boys under a fake name 1972 (Original post)
underpants Mar 14 OP
littlemissmartypants Mar 14 #1
underpants Mar 14 #2
Bob Loblaw Mar 14 #4
underpants Mar 14 #3
Bob Loblaw Mar 14 #6
underpants Mar 14 #7
Bob Loblaw Mar 14 #8
LiberalLovinLug Mar 14 #5
KatyaR Mar 15 #9
JohnnyRingo Mar 16 #10

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:37 PM

1. Wow! That was a truly groovy trip. Thanks. nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:48 PM

2. Anus of Uranus

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:58 PM

4. He's a friend of mine

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:50 PM

3. Sub-Rosa Subway. This does sound Beatlesque

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:17 PM

6. My college roommate and I

wore this album out.

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Response to Bob Loblaw (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:29 PM

7. I had never heard of them until I ran into that article

Great website by the way.

I texted a friend who's a serious audiophile and he'd never heard of them.

Thanks.

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Response to underpants (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:03 PM

8. You took me back years

I just finished listening to Tommy Bolin's "Private Eyes". An incredible album. Now off to bed.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:59 PM

5. I forgot about Klaatu! Thanks

I used to listen to them years ago.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:55 AM

9. I love Klaatu!

"Hope" is one of my favorite albums, but all of their music was interesting and still is today. Those guys were brilliant.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:56 AM

10. There was a Brit band called Ellis back in '72

It might have been an obscure theory in those days before the internet, but the rumor was that the lead singer was no other than Roger Daltrey who couldn't appear because of contracts with The Who's label.

I wonder now if those rumors were just a marketing ploy to sell more records. It worked anyway.

El Doomo was the single that got the airplay on AOR stations:


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...but this was my favorite cut with the toy piano:

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