Like the 1960s themselves, The Turtles were a remarkable harmonic convergence that served up the most innocent psychedelia that California could deliver. For five years of hits and 40 more of memories, their legacy has grown stronger every time their name gets mentioned. Today that sound continues to be a part of concerts, movies, television and commercials.
Very few rock performers have remained as vital through the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s as have Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman… and as The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie, they continue to maintain a vigorous tour schedule.
Two guys from Westchester. That’s how Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (AKA Flo and Eddie) refer to themselves. Two slightly bewildered kids thrust into the fast lane of rock ‘n’ roll stardom – hits, fame, national tours, hanging out with the Beatles, joining the Mothers of Invention, acting in the “200 Motels” movie, and on and on … Two guys from Westchester.
Howard Kaylan (changed in 1965 from Kaplan, because that’s how he always wrote his name) was born June 22, 1947 in the Bronx, and spent his first eight years in Manhattan before his father took a job with General Electric in Utica, New York. After the family moved there for a year or so, they moved to the Los Angeles area, settling in Westchester. Mark Volman was born April 19, 1947. After a brief period living in Redondo Beach, his family moved nearby to Westchester.
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