Personalities | The Turtles | Sixties | Rock
(Vocal group, 1964–70)
With vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman at the helm, this Californian outfit boarded a 1965 bandwagon that carried a mixed cargo of British beat and folk protest, and gained a US Top 10 breakthrough with Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’. The Turtles also had a jokey side – as instanced by Volman’s buffoonery during TV plugs for 1967’s ‘Happy Together’. Almost as big globally, ‘She’d Rather Be With Me’ and 1968’s ‘Elenore’ prefaced Volman and Kaylan’s absorption (as ‘The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie’) into Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention.
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