WE ARE SO HAPPY TOGETHER !!
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The group which started in 1965 with "It Ain't Me Babe" and "Let Me Be" and was considered Folk Rock continues on today as Flo and Eddie aand now appears as The Turtles . A trully great live act to see even today!!!. The group had no trouble in continuing on in the late sixty's with such great hits as "Happy Together", "Shed Rather Be With Me " , "Eleanore" , and " You Showed Me". This is a group which always could and still can make great music and entertain you with a great show at the same time, a rare talent. Flo is definetly the only person on earth who can really play the tambourine. If you see a tape of the group or see them in concert you will know what I mean. They are without a doubt my favorite group to see in concert. They are the only group which this statement can be made about "You do not even have to know one of their songs to enjoy their concert!" I have taken some freinds which were not familiar with their work and did not beleive that statement before the show to one of their concerts. They walked out believing this statement after seeing their act. They truly can entertain you with an absolutlely great stage show. By the end of their concert you cannot help but to love their music. Flo and Eddies true names are Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan. They were the front men for the group The Turtles. One album which you should make sure is part of your collection is The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie Captured Live so you can hear MARK's imitation of the Doors and Bruce plus many of their teriffic hits. This also will prove to you that this is one group who still has the great excitment which made them famous. I also feel that the Turtles later work never received the recognition which it should have. I love some of their later work such as "Somewhere Friday Nite" and "Lady O". Flo and Eddie also did some tv work such as the Care Bears, which I would like to mention just to show how they can vary their style with no trouble.This shows what great performers they are!!!! .
This great cd includes such songs as : It Ain't Me Babe, Let Me Be , Eve Of Destruction
You Baby, Grim Reper Of Love, Can I Get To Know You Better, Outside Chance,
Happy Together , She'd Rather Be With Me , Me About You , Guide For The Married Man,
She's My Girl ,You Know What I mean, Sound Asleep, Elenore , You Showed Me ,
The Story Of Rock & Roll, You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain, Love In The City
Another Great Album
HISTORY OF THE GROUP
The group was started in 1963 in Westchester NY but their name was not the Turtles at this time. The orginal name of the group was The Crossfires.
This era of the group was a instrumental surf band. However in 1964 the
group decided that it was time for a change and went on to become a folk -rock group .
They also decided that it was time to change their name and had some names in their head
such as the SIX PACKS . However their manager decided to make their name The Turtles since
it sounded English . This was the hite of the British Invasion and he wanted them to fit
into the current music scene. Their first single was a Bob Dylan song called It An't Me
Babe which went right up the charts like many of their singles which were to follow.
Singles included such songs as Let Me Be, You Baby, She'd Rather Be With Me, She's My Girl, Elenore, You Showed Me, Lady-o, and of course HAPPY TOGETHER. The group admired The Beatles and always watched the direction which they were moving. If the Beatles did it the Turtles did it which did send them in their next direction which was ACID ROCK . The group came out with a song called She's My Girl which was very acid rock-oriented. They had dabbled in this style earlier with Grim Reaper of Love which was not as sucessful. . They continued on successfully until their was a money problem with their record company White Whale . It had appeared that the record company had shorted the group of a large sum of money and the group being the major factor which kept the company alive decided to quit the company. However basically the group broke up after this time period which was 1970 . Mark and Howard due to old contacts could not use the TURTLES name or even their own and this when they decided to become FLO AND EDDIE. They recorded many albums under this name. It was not until the 80's that they came back as THE TURTLES and have been going strong ever since then. They are still a top touring band today and are without a doubt one of the top stage showmen around even today. If you would like more details about their history you should check their offical website at http://www.turtles.com
FLO AND EDDIE
She Rather Be With Me !
A NEW GREATEST HITS ALBUM
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On this Album
She'd Rather Be With Me
Let Me Be
You Know What I Mean
It An't Me Babe
She's My Girl
Eve Of Destruction
You Showed Me
Can I get To Know You Better
You Don't Have To walk In The Rain
Grim Reaper of Love
ETC. ETC. ETC.
Flo and Eddie / The Turtles in Westbury NY
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