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In the mid 70s, as FM radio was coming into it's own in Canada, there was a song getting a lot of airplay that many listeners thought was the new disc by the Beatles. Sub-Rosa Subway had a Beatlesque sound to it and the vocals were dead ringers for John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The song was about Alfred Ely Beach, the man responsible for building the New York city subway system. But the group wasn't England's Beatles. In reality it was Canada's Klaatu, a progressive rock trio formed in Toronto in 1973. The group was named after the extraterrestrial in the film The Day the Earth Stood Still.

For more info and a video of Klaatu go to dufusdownbeat

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Comment by nonamedufus on December 11, 2009 at 4:12pm
Click thru to dufusdownbeat. Klaatu did the original and the Carpenters did a cover version in 77.

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