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New Book from Beatles Author Charles F. Rosenay!!! now available
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News  |  Mon - April 1, 2024 11:39 pm  |  Article Hits:459  |  A+ | a-
CHARLES F Rosenay!!! and Mark Arnold have combined forces to co-author a new book on the great 60s band, The Turtles. Music fans can now obtain this comprehensive and chronicled history of the band in:- "Not Just Happy Together: The Turtles A to Z (AM Radio To Zappa)."

The Turtles incorporated strong doses of humor and personality, just like The Beatles, with a similar mix of rock, pop, and other genres. Unlike Capitol/EMI, The Turtles' inept record company, White Whale, promoted the band's singles, but dropped the ball when it came to album sales and continued recording successes.

"Not Just Happy Together…" is co-written by veteran author Mark Arnold ("Mark Arnold Picks on The Beatles") and Charles F. Rosenay!!!, who Beatles fans know well. This new 466 page deluxe book chronicles everything you wanted to know about The Turtles and more:- yesterday, today, and tomorrow; with plenty of Beatles references.

The Turtles were a colorful hit/fun band and an in demand sensation from:- 1963 to 1969, an era when AM Radio and 45 rpm singles ruled. Live footage is readily available on YouTube with network performances on:- "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Shindig," "Hullabaloo," "Where the Action Is," "The Clay Cole Show," "The Smothers Brothers Show," are stand-outs.

According to authors Charles and Mark:- "The Beatles gave us ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah' and The Turtles gave us:- ‘No No No...'" The authors also note that:- "comedy and rock and roll" are risky and often do not mix well. It worked with The Beatles, The Monkees, and also The Turtles. Founding Turtles member Mark Volman, who is still touring, jokes that:- "The Turtles missed being The Beatles by only 4 letters and some 7 billion dollars."

"Not Just Happy Together…" covers the ongoing adventures and misadventures of The Turtles including:- every band member 1963 to 1969, their recordings in a comprehensive A - Z(appa) catalog, discography, session details, songwriters such as:- musician Harry Nilsson, record label lawsuits and counter lawsuits, live events, promotions on AM Radio, comparisons to The Beatles and The Monkees, the 1960's touring life, and the infamous Tricia Nixon White House party incident in May of 1970.

There is a frequent misconception that The Turtles were:- "1 hit wonders" because:- "Happy Together" went #1 (1967) and was a huge hit, and is still part of the musical landscape.

Arnold and Rosenay!!! have reviewed every song and album, and interviewed many of The Turtles' friends and associates along with most of The Turtles themselves, who have given startling new revelations that will surprise even the most hardcore fan.

"Not Just Happy Together" features a Foreword from their buddy and musical contemporary, Gary Puckett (of Gary Puckett and The Union Gap).

The authors contend that The Turtles; along with The Monkees; are 1 of 2 bands that are neglectfully missing from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This Turtles compendium is as unique as The Turtles themselves. Open the doors to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and every music library. Order your copy today from the website below, or via Amazon. Beatles fans will love it too!

Please get your copy of this great book on Amazon or:-
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