Flo and Eddie – The Turtles

Dennis Elsas with Flo & Eddie

Dennis Elsas with Flo & Eddie

Flo and Eddie are actually Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, but they’re better known as the lead vocalists of the Turtles. When the group split in the early 70’s, Mark and Howard took on the identity of Flo and Eddie, began touring with Frank Zappa and created a whole new act that incorporated rock satire with their music. Their annual Christmas week shows at New York’s Bottom Line became a Holiday tradition and so did their visits to my show. During their appearance in December of 1978 they recalled how they were participants in a bit of rock n roll history forever immortalized in a Deep Purple song.