Wednesday, October 22, 2003
This is a picture of the a St. Louis area '60s rock band called the Aerovons. One of our local papers ran a fascinating story about them a couple of weeks back.
In 1969 the Aerovons spent three months recording an album at EMI Records' Abbey Road studios. When they returned to the United States after recording, however, the group broke up and EMI feared that what was left of the band wouldn't be able to tour and promote the record so they shelved it...for over 30 years.
Over the last year or so, the Aerovons album somehow leaked out and was being bootlegged all over Europe. Its popularity had grown so much that RPM released the album and the British rock magazine New Musical Express ranked the album as #8 on it's top 10 releases of the summer. Ironically, when the Aerovons originally recorded the album they titled it, Resurrection. Little did they know that it would lie dead for over three decades before being raised to life.
The Aerovons now have a website and you can listen to a sample audio of their very Beatlesque sound here. Here's an additional article about the Aerovons from St. Louis' Riverfront Times.