Top Five Radio Pop Jams Featuring Vocal Duo Flo & Eddie

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Flo & Eddie consider looking for work as a duo.
Vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman formed the Turtles in 1965. After a successful cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," the group went on to have several hits including "Happy Together," "Elenore" and "You Showed Me." Amid contractual disputes the group disbanded in 1970, leaving the Turtles' name tied up in legal troubles. In response they christened themselves Phlorescent Leech and Eddie eventually shortening it to Flo & Eddie.

This Saturday, they will be appearing at the Orange County Fairgrounds alongside '60s throwbacks like Mickey Dolenz and the Grassroots. But the chart-topping success of Flo & Eddie didn't end with the dawn of the 1970s. In fact their biggest selling singles lay just ahead.

The duo went on to offer their services to countless disparate bands looking for that unmistakable Turtles sound - Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Alice Cooper, Stephen Stills, Duran Duran, etc. Here are five songs that just wouldn't be the same without Kaylan and Volman's contributions.


T. Rex
"Bang a Gong (Get It On)" from Electric Warrior (1970)

Less than a year after disbanding the Turtles, Flo & Eddie lent their croons to T. Rex's Electric Warrior album. Marc Bolan's rock and roll strut is aided immensely by the pair's alternating, demure and shrill background vocals. The honking saxophones are a nice bonus.



Psychedelic Furs
"Love My Way" from Forever Now (1982)

In 1982, Richard and Tim Butler's post-punk rock band Psychedelic Furs had a hit on their hands with this haunting, xylophone-plunking jam. Flo and Eddie provided the floating charms for millions of neon-clad girls to sway to.




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8 comments
OC Weekly Music
OC Weekly Music

 We can assure you that no trees were harmed in the making of this post. Just FYI.

Xcskiskater
Xcskiskater

thank you, Chingy, but I'm flashing on Rick Derringer's song (on an obscure solo LP), "Something Warm," which is magical w/Flo and Eddie's wonderous vocals.

Chingy
Chingy

Flo and Eddie?  My gawwd, the Weakly may not be  waste of trees after all.  Check out "Keep It Warm" for a taste of greateness.

Tbplayer
Tbplayer

A highly original idea for a list!  Good job.  Anything that helps keep a spot light on the very deserving Flo & Eddie gets a thumbs up from me!

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