Rock My World Canada, chapter 133: Terry Draper

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Terry Edward Draper from Toronto, is a musician who was the drummer and one of three songwriters for the 1970s progressive rock band Klaatu. Draper co-wrote the song “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”, which was not only successful with his band Klaatu, but it also became a Top-40 hit, when The Carpenters covered it in 1977. Draper also co-wrote the Klaatu song “December Dream” in 1981, which was a tribute to John Lennon.

He went on to record several solo albums in his home studio in Oak Ridges, Ontario after the break-up of the band in 1981. His former Klaatu bandmates Dee Long and John Woloschuk made appearances on his album Light Years Later, in 1997. Terry’s latest album will be released Sunset On Mars is being released January 17, 2020.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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