Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan

Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman,Swans bird graphics “Flo” aka “Phlorescent Leech” and Howard Kaylan, “Eddie”) are a comedic musical duo. The two were the original founding members of the Top 40 rock group the Turtles. After the Turtles dissolved, Volman and Kaylan first joined the Mothers of Invention as “Phlorescent Leech & Eddie”. Due to contractual restrictions made early in their career, Mark and Howard were prevented from using the name “The Turtles”, as well as their own names in a musical context. The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie were actual nicknames of two of the Mothers of Invention road crew.


During the 1970s,Swans bird graphics Kaylan and Volman continued to do session work, lending their trademark harmonies to T.Rex, Background vocalists. They added the Zest to “Hot Love” and other Gems from “E.W” & “T.Rex” LP’s, also joined Marc again for the “Futuristic Dragon” LP.

Also during this time worked with  John Lennon, Roger McGuinn, Hoyt Axton, Ray Manzarek, Stephen Stills, Keith Moon, David Cassidy, Alice Cooper, Tonio K, Blondie, Bruce Springsteen, The Knack, The Psychedelic Furs, Sammy Hagar, Livingston Taylor, Burton Cummings, Paul Kantner, Duran Duran, the Ramones and others.

In 1984, as “The Turtles …featuring Flo & Eddie”, (together with three other groups from the 1960s: Gary Puckett, Spanky and Our Gang, and The Association), they traveled across the US and Canada as “The Happy Together Tour”. The following year they got together with The Buckinghams, Gary Lewis andSwans bird graphics The Grass Roots, for a 1985 version. For the eight months the tour was on the road, it was consistently one of the top 10 grossing tours in the country. During of summers of 2010 and 2011, Flo & Eddie had heavy touring schedules throughout the U.S. both as part of the Happy Together: 25th Anniversary Tour, along with The Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay, The Buckinghams, and ‘Monkees’ member Micky Dolenz (2010 only).

They also created the music for the films Down and Dirty Duck and The Adventures of the American Rabbit.


With Frank Zappa:Swans bird graphics

  • Chunga’s Revenge (1970)
  • Fillmore East – June 1971 (1971)
  • 200 Motels (soundtrack) (1971)
  • Just Another Band from L.A. (1972)
  • You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 (1988)
  • You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 (1989)
  • You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 (1992)
  • Playground Psychotics (1992)

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  • The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie (1972) US #211
  • Flo & Eddie (1974)
  • Illegal, Immoral and Fattening (1975)
  • Moving Targets (1976)
  • Rock Steady With Flo & Eddie (1981)
  • The History of Flo & Eddie and the Turtles (1983)
  • The Best of Flo & Eddie (1987)
  • The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie Captured Live! (1992)
  • New York “Times” (2009)

Backing Vocals:Swans bird graphics

  • T.Rex – “Get It On (Bang a Gong)” single and “Planet Queen”
  • Steely Dan – Everyone’s Gone to the Movies (Demo) (1971)
  • Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab (1973)
  • Ray Manzarek – The Whole Thing Started With Rock and Roll & Now It’s Out Of Control (1974)
  • Roger McGuinn – Peace On You (1974)
  • David Cassidy – The Higher They Climb (album) (1975)
  • Keith Moon – Two Sides of the Moon (1975)
  • Stephen Stills – Illegal Stills (1976)
  • Alice Cooper – From the Inside (1978)
  • Alice Cooper – Flush the Fashion (1980)
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Hungry Heart” from The River (1980)
  • Blondie (band) – Autoamerican (1981)
  • The Psychedelic Furs – Forever Now (1982)
  • Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin (1982)
  • Paul Kantner – Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra (album) (1983)
  • Andy Taylor – Thunder (Andy Taylor album) (1987)
  • Gavin Friday – Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves (1989)
  • Jefferson Airplane – Jefferson Airplane (album) (1989)
  • Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Better Days (1991)
  • Ramones – Mondo Bizarro (1992)
  • Duran Duran – Thank You (Duran Duran album) (1995)
  • Johnny Popstar Luv Explosion – Lizzy the Supermarket Drag Queen (1999)
  • Complete list at the Turtles website:

Producers:Swans bird graphics

  • The Good Rats – From Rats to Riches (1978)
  • DMZ (band) – self-titled LP (Sire) (1978)


  • 200 Motels (1971) (members of the Mothers of Invention; special material)
  • Down and Dirty Duck (1974) (voice work; music; additional story material)
  • Texas Detour (1978) (music & lyrics)
  • The World of Strawberry Shortcake (1980) (music)
  • Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City (1981) (music)
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade (1982) (music)
  • Top Secret! (1984) (lyrics & special material)
  • The Care Bears (1985) (TV series) (music)
  • The Adventures of the American Rabbit (1986) (music)
  • The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels (1989) (as themselves)

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