Song of the day: The Turtles- Happy Together

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In 1967, the Turtles deceived their listeners with the title of their new song. The song is not about two people who are deeply in love, but about two people shortly meeting each other… Alan Gordon, one of the writers, had the text when he was in another group. However, he couldn’t come up with a melody. After a sleepless night, he found the text would fit on some sort of melody the guitar player played to tune his guitar. The result was given to several groups, who all refused. When he recorded a demo with co-writer Gary Bonner and some session musicians, the Turtles were formed. Not without result: it was a number 1 hit in the US and number 12 in the UK. Enjoy

The Turtles- Happy Together

Posted on August 3, 2015, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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