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Klaatu

Klaatu was a Canadian rock band in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their first album, (or sometimes by the unofficial name Klaatu), had a Beatlesque sound, particularly in the song "Sub Rosa Subway," but contained no biographical material, thus inspiring a rumor that the album was an anonymous project by the Beatles.

The band takes its name from the name of Michael Rennie's character in the 1957 science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. The film in turn is based on the short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, which first featured the character named Klaatu.

Their song "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft," recorded on their first album, was covered by The Carpenters in 1977.

Their second album Hope included orchestral contributions by the London Symphony Orchestra, and is considered by most fans to be an equal, if not superior effort, compared to the first album.

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