Happy Together Tour

Happy Together,by The Turtles, hit #1 on the charts in 1967 (displacing The Beatles' Penny Lane) and remains a staple on classic rock radio to this day. Although their biggest hit and signature song, it's just one of their nine Top 40 hits, which include such popular songs as She'd Rather Be With Me, Elenore, You Showed Me and It Ain't Me Babe. In 1968, far ahead of their time, they released one of music's first concept albums, The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands, on which they pretended to be eleven different bands with different names, each providing a song in a different genre. The album -- which showcased their incredible range of vocal talent -- spawned the hits Elenore and You Showed Me (both peaking at #6 on the Billboard charts). Mark and Howard have remained plenty busy over the years with both The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, and their extracurricular music activities. In 2009, a new Turtles compilation CD was released titled, Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits, which was issued on their own FloEdCo label. In all, the band has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide to date.

Chuck Negron, formerly the singer of Three Dog Night, one of America's most successful bands of the late sixties and early seventies, had eighteen consecutive Top 20 hits and twenty consecutive Top 40 hits, ultimately selling more than ninety million albums worldwide. Three of their songs -- Mama Told Me Not To Come, Joy To The World and Black and White, hit number one on the charts. Other Top Ten hits include One, Easy To Be Hard, Eli's Coming, Liar, Old Fashioned Love Song, Never Been To Spain, Shambala and The Show Must Go On.

Tampa Bay area resident Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits such as Young Girl and Woman Woman. In 1968, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap sold more records than any other artist, including The Beatles. Gary Puckett has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. The Union Gap disbanded in 1971. Gary continues to tour nationally and internationally.

Indian Reservation by Paul Revere & The Raiders hit #1 on the charts in 1971, selling more than 4 million copies which made it the biggest selling single for Columbia Records for almost a decade. This massive hit followed quite a few that came before it from the band including Kicks, Hungry, Just Like Me, and Good Thing (as well as the Mark Lindsay Top Ten solo hit Arizona, from 1970). In all, the band would achieve no less than fifteen Top 40 hits.
It was the summer of 1964 when Gary Lewis & The Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garret. Before long, with the producer/arranger team of Garrett and Leon Russell behind them, they took their first single, This Diamond Ring, straight to number one. After their second hit, titled Count Me In, went to number two, Gary and the band proved that they would be a continuing success. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as Save Your Heart For Me, Everybody Loves A Clown, She's Just My Style, Sure Gonna Miss Her, and many more. In 1965, Gary himself was Cash Box magazine's "Male Vocalist of the Year,” winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He was the first and only artist during the 1960s to have his first seven releases reach Billboard magazine's Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart.

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