Capitol recording artists Klaatu have remained an enigma since their debut album in August, 1976. The identities of the band's members have become one of the best-kept secrets in the recording industry, but as of Monday June 9, 1980 the reclusive group came out of the closet to prove that they're alive and kicking. The info is just beginning to filter in: Klaatu is John Woloschuk, Dee Long, and Terry Draper. All three are in their mid-twenties and are Toronto-born and raised. Woloschuk plays keyboards as well as rhythm and bass guitar. Draper is Klaatu's drummer and percussionist, but he also sits in on keyboards and rhythm guitar. The band's lead guitarist is Dee Long. As the electronic wiz of the group, he's the man behind the synthesizers. The vocals are determined this way: whoever writes the song, sings the song. The prevailing notion of Klaatu is that all three were studio musicians who got together and formed a band. That isn't true. Woloschuk, Draper and Long knew one another from the various local bands each played in during their teens. It wasn't until Jan 1, 1973 that they stepped into the studio to record Klaatu's first album. Member Woloschuk: "Up to now, there's been no advantage for us to be high profile. It's not a question of shyness, it's just that we'd rather put the emphasis on our product rather than our personalities." Read more on MEO Music.