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The Turtles

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Starting out in the early 1960s as an instrumental band playing surf music under a variety of names, The Turtles saw the impact that "British invasion" groups were having on pop music and in 1964 decided to go in that direction. They then veered toward folk-rock, a la The Byrds, but soon veered off again toward a more commercial sound, and had their first big hit with a cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe". Their next song, the P.F. Sloan-written "Let Me Be", didn't manage to break into the top 20, although its follow-up, 1966's "You Baby", did (at #20). Read more...

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