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Exclusive Book Excerpt

Howard Kaylan, the group's frontman (and Eddie from Flo and Eddie) has a new memoir coming out in April Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa. Here's an exclusive excerpt in which he describes their performance at the White House in 1969 at Tricia Nixon's coming-out party.

I was snorting coke on Abraham Lincoln's desk in the White House. Yes, that Abraham Lincoln and that White House. A bunch of hairy peacenik dopers from California though we were, it seems that Tricia Nixon, daughter of Tricky Dick himself, was a fan of the Turtles and had requested our presence. Our first instinct: you've got to be kidding! No way in hell!

Yet here we were, our noses vacuuming lines off the surface of Honest Abe's very own workspace.

Read more here... 

Click here for the interview from King5:


Best book review EVER!!

Thanks to Jeb Wright at Classic Rock Revisited for the wonderful words.


So says Kaylan~

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Check out this amazing review of SHELL SHOCKED in the NEW YORK POST!

An Evening With Howard Kaylan
Presented By American Express
Tuesday, April 2, 2013; 8:00 p.m.

Grammy Museum® at L.A. Live

If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles’ 1967 number-one smash hit “Happy Together,” his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure.  But that recording, named by BMI as one of the top 50 songs of the 20th century, with more than 5 million radio plays, is only the tip of a most remarkable iceberg.  Most artists would have been happy for the five-year success that the Turtles enjoyed, but for Kaylan, that run at the top of the charts was only the beginning.

After Turtles broke up in 1970 Kaylan, along with career-long partner Mark Volman, surprised the rock world by joining Frank Zappa’s group the Mothers of Invention. Overnight, Howard’s squeaky-clean image as an AM radio hitmaker was turned inside out. 

Hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, hear Kaylan talk about his place at the vortex of rock culture since the heady 1960s, how he remains immersed in that culture today and his memoir, Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc. Written with music journalist Jeff Tamarkin, Shell Shockedwill stand alone as not only one of the best-told music-biz memoirs, but as a candid and unmatchable story of rock-and-roll insanity and success from a man who glories in it all.  After the discussion, Kaylan with take audience questions and perform a stripped down set.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members starting Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at noon. Public onsale is Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets.  American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift.  All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6803) or visit grammymuseum.org 


We did it!

The largest book signing event in the history of the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho, NYC.

Buy SHELL SHOCKED now from your fave bookseller.


" Put it in a Bag and send it to me"

I'll sign and return it.

Howard Kaylan

15600 NE 8th St.

Ste B1 - 161

Bellevue WA 98008

Include your book, POSTAGE and envelope.

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$6.00 US

8.00 CAN


Thank you, all.

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