6/30/17: The Turtles:  “Happy Together”

The Turtles came crawling into my mind early this morning.  They were another hit-making machine back in the late 60’s, fronted by Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, otherwise known as Flo & Eddie.  The first time I ever even heard of The Turtles was when they hit it big with a Bob Dylan song—“It Ain’t Me Babe.”  The Turtles didn’t get really philosophical, I can’t remember that they ever did any protest music, and they weren’t known for leading any social causes, but they did have a good time.  They were once invited to perform at the White House, because President Richard Nixon’s daughter was a big fan.  The story goes that The Turtles actually smoked marijuana while they were inside the White House, which, I suppose, required a good bit of courage. 

They were either very brave, or perhaps they were stoned when they got there.  But I digress.  The Turtles had a long line of cool, feel-good songs, but the one they’re most known for is “Happy Together!”  I used to introduce them by saying, “Here come The Turtles in their people-neck sweaters,” but that was during cold weather.  Since it’s summer, I’ll just say, “Here are the Turtles.”  It’s *THE MUSIC IN MY HEAD* on 97-9 The Hill…WCHL.

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The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school for kids of all ages located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate Crossing.

Locally owned, locally operated, locally staffed, locally sourced instruments, and locally built!

Now Open for business, you are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!  

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On July 7th, School of Rock Downington, School of Rock Cary, and your very own School of Rock Chapel Hill will have students performing at Cat’s Cradle from 6-9PM as a part of School of Rock Downington’s east coast tour! Show is free and open to the public. All at the Cat’s Cradle on July 7th.

AND, to kick off a partnership with the Public School Foundation; For every new enrollment through the end of June, they will donate $10 to the local public schools’ music and performing arts programs, and moving forward, they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue, so help them support music in the local public schools and enroll today!

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