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Turtles, The

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Turtles Race With Success, Uncle Sam Waits At Crossing

Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 28 August 1965

THERE IS AN unfortunate situation which reoccurs much too often in the recording business. A group or an individual makes a record and it's a ...

Bob Dylan Dropped In — Night Howard The Turtle Lost His Voice

Interview by Mike Gormley, The Ottawa Journal, 9 July 1966

Mike Gormley Calling from San Francisco ...

The Turtles Return!

Comment by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 13 August 1966

HOLLYWOOD: The hot, cigarette-stale air belched out of the Whiskey and onto the Strip. The sardine-like inside of the club drew its breath from the ...

The Turtles: From Machine to Group

Interview by Carol Deck, KRLA Beat, 25 March 1967

SOME OLD friends of The BEAT's have come up with another huge hit — their fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh, depending on what part of the ...

Enter The Turtles — Part Of The... Flower Power Generation!

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 10 June 1967

WHETHER THERE is a slight lack of introspection among the British pop groups is a point that always arises after meeting "an average American group." ...

Howard Kaylan: Mother Was A Turtle

Interview by Harold Bronson, Rolling Stone, 16 September 1971

LOS ANGELES – Working in the Turtles, working in the Mothers, it's all the same, Harold Kaylan says. But he has undergone a transition nevertheless. ...

The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie

Profile and Interview by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, September 1973

FLO & EDDIE are well-known (if rather rotund) figures; their supporting role in the colossal Alice Cooper psychodrama alone assured them a massive national audience. ...

The Turtles: The Turtles (Happy Together Again) (Sire)

Review by Gene Sculatti, Zoo World, 19 December 1974

ITEM: THE Turtles' It Ain't Me Babe album cover was one of the first to recognize and promptly display rock 'n roll fatty tissue, at ...

The Turtles: Eclectic Musical Mixtures

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, The History of Rock, 1982

While they produced some of the best pop music to emerge from California during the mid to late Sixties and had 16 American hits in ...

Ostin-powered: The Mogul of Burbank

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Hotel California' (4th Estate), 2005

Five adapted excerpts from Barney Hoskyns' 2005 book Hotel California that chart the rise of Warner-Reprise Records during the reign of its revered chief Mo ...

The Turtles: Happy Together: The Very Best Of (Shout Factory)

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, October 2005

SPURRED INTO ACTION by Beatlemania and making their chart debut with a Bob Dylan cover, there initially wasn't a huge world of difference between The ...

Wheelchair Legends: How Some Rockers Grow Old Gracefully and Others Do Not

Essay by Charles Bermant, Rock's Backpages, October 2006

PUYALLUP, WA – Are there gatherings like this anywhere outside of the modern American West? A million people come to a converted dusty field over ...

The Turtles

Retrospective and Interview by Mick Houghton, Uncut, August 2008

The L.A. pop maestros whose subversive career involved Frank Zappa, T.Rex — and the Care Bears! ...

The Turtles: The Raunchiest Band of the '60s?

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 6 June 2013

EVEN THE MOST voracious reader or rock-music biographies and autobiographies would be hard-pressed to find a better opening sentence than Howard Kaylan, lead vocalist of ...

Killer Riffs: A Guide to Parody in Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 October 2016

From the Residents' freakish Beatles sendups, to Spinal Tap's meta-metal escapades, to the gastronomic goofs of "Weird Al", a chronicle of those who have turned ...

America's Beatles

Retrospective by Harold Bronson, Rock's Backpages, April 2017

THIS YEAR THERE have been more events to celebrate the rock music of the 1960s than in any previous one, and it's still only April. ...

see also Flo & Eddie


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