Everybody loves pop. It's Frank Sinatra, The Monkees, Madonna and the boy (or girl!) band of the day. Pop music is an "Unchained Melody." Pop music is "Over The Rainbow." Pure pop is for now people...
Half a century onward, it's hard to really realize just how huge the Turtles were. To most folks these days, they persist as a semi-lucid bubblegum memory...but in the '60s they were not only massively popular but widely respected. Hendrix, the Beatles, Zappa, and many more took note of these Californians -- particularly the soaring harmonies and impeccable blend of singers Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (later to be rechristened Flo and Eddie, due to legal reasons)... more