Afbeeldingsresultaat voor klaatu bandKlaatu (/ˈklɑːt/) was a Canadian rock group formed in 1973 by the duo of John Woloschuk and Dee Long. They named themselves after the extraterrestrial character Klaatu in the film The Day the Earth Stood Still. After recording two non-charting singles, drummer Terry Draper was added to the line-up; this trio would constitute Klaatu throughout the rest of the band’s recording career. In Canada, the band is remembered for several hits, including “California Jam” (1974), “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” (1977) and “Knee Deep In Love” (1980). In the U.S. “Calling Occupants” b/w “Sub-Rosa Subway” was a minor double-sided hit and their only chart entry, peaking at No. 62 in 1977. See for more.

California Jam (Music Machine 1974)

A Routine Day

Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

Dear Christine

True Life Hero

Sub-Rosa Subway

So said the lighthouse keeper & Hope

A Million Miles Away

We’re Off You Know


Happy New Year Planet Earth!

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