The Turtles Schedule
The Turtles' premiere single of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," landed in the Top 10 slot
in 1965, launching the band's subsequent string of hits, "Let Me Be," "You Baby," "Can I Get to Know You Better" and "Grim
Reaper of Love." On the verge of breaking up, they released "Happy Together," which turned out to be their biggest hit and
one of 1967′s Top 10 records.
As one of the most upbeat pop groups of the '60's era, The Turtles cranked out many
infectious tunes embracing the "good-time pop" of the times. Thanks to the valiant efforts of the band's centerpieces, Mark
Volman and Howard Kaylan, The Turtles became a beloved band on the American music scene.
Sidestepping their name, The
Turtles are still living a fast-paced tour schedule today. Whether it's Penns Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, or Humphreys
Concerts By the Bay in San Diego, California, you still find The Turtles happily criss-crossing the country. Check out their
full schedule right here on StubHub to see if The Turtles are playing at a venue near you!
The Turtles Background
history of The Turtles dates back to the time when Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan went to Westchester High in L.A. together.
As members of the a cappella choir at the school, Volman quickly got wind of Kaylan's group, the Nightriders. Volman signed
onto the group a little before the group assumed the Crossfires name in 1963. The Crossfires forged ahead after high school,
even though some of its members went off to area universities. The group's milestone moment occurred in 1965 when Reb Foster,
a local club owner/DJ, got a chance to listen to them. He was so impressed with the group that he signed on as their manager
and got them a recording contract. The band then became the Tyrtles, a tribute to the Byrds, but altered it eventually to
the proper spelling. As their debut track, they cut a Bob Dylan cover. "It Ain't Me Babe" cracked the Top 10 in the late summer
of 1965. The Turtles nestled in the Top 40 two times with "Let Me Be" and "You Baby" in the 1965-1966 time frame. By the time
1967 rolled around, it seemed The Turtles' success had slowed down to a glacial pace, but the group gained momentum with a
tune they'd been exposed to while listening to a string of demos. "Happy Together" settled in at No. 1 for three weeks on
the U.S. charts. It also ended up being one of the smash hits of the year and is still used for ads today. The three tracks
that followed each scored in the Top 20. But by the closing of the '70s, following a few more sorted releases, some of the
members branched off to sign on to the Mothers of Invention - Frank Zappa's brainchild.
By the early '80s, Kaylan and
Volman started touring with a new member roster as The Turtles... Featuring Flo & Eddie. And, from 2010-2014, The Turtles...
Featuring Flo & Eddie made the rounds across the country as part of the "Happy Together" tour. They shared the bill with
many other acts representative of the '60s, including The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett, and the Monkees' Micky Dolenz.
The Turtles Albums
The Turtles' discography is comprised of: It Ain't Me Babe (1965); You Baby (1966); Happy
Together (1967); The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands (1968); Turtle Soup (1969); Wooden Head (1970); Chalon Road (1986);
and Shell Shock (1986). Chalon Road was a compilation of several 45-only tracks and unissued songs, and Shell Shock was the
result of an album cut in 1969 that was never completed.
The Turtles Trivia
Howard "Eddie" Kaylan and
Mark "Flo" Volman composed the music for popular children's cartoons, Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears during the '80s.
The Turtles Concert Experience
It's time to get happy together with hundreds of other fans of The Turtles. The
Turtles represent the lexicon of '60s sunshine pop, always delivering a euphoric concert for fans filled with infectious,
Sure, you can listen to the music of The Turtles on your computer or iPod, but why pass up the opportunity
to listen to their adored songs in person?
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