Interview Roundup: The Turtles

Everybody knows the Turtles, and most of us love ‘em. Led by co-vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, they made some of the best pop music of the ‘60s: folk rock, psychedelic, baroque pop and more. You know the hits, but did you know that the Turtles were one of the few L.A. groups that didn’t use the fabled Wrecking Crew on their sessions? They played their own instruments, only using session musicians for the fiddly extra bits. And post-Turtles, as Flo and Eddie, Howie and Mark did great things with Zappa’s Mothers and then on an underrated series of albums.

I’ve interviewed them a few times…

And I’ve written about: