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America's Beatles? Meet the Aerovons

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America's Beatles? Meet the Aerovons

America's Beatles? Meet the Aerovons

America's Beatles? Meet the Aerovons

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The Aerovons spent three months in 1969 recording their album at The Beatles' Abbey Road studios in London. RPM Records hide caption

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Ever since Chuck Berry, St. Louis has been producing rock music that defies the prevailing norm. But is it possible that in 1969 it also produced America's Beatles, a band no one ever heard? Rock historian Ed Ward investigates the curious case of the Aerovons.