Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Turtles-You Baby/Let Me Be

A group that rarely gets enough credit for their pop success is The Turtles. They were riding high for a few years in the second half of the 1960s, led by the perfect pop vocals of Howard Kaylen and the inimitable and indescribable  kibitzing of Mark Volman, the future Flo & Eddie. Behind the scenes their managers were screwing them over but onstage no one ever seemed to be having enough fun performing as they did.


  1. Without question a vastly under-rated group.

    Always a competent pop combo, their later "Battle of the Bands" album is one the greatest, goofiest musical artifacts of the entire 1960s. And that is saying a LOT.

    Long live the TURTS!

  2. "Happy Together" was #1 for several weeks in 1967. My brother had that 45 in '67, and I bought the follow-up.