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The Turtles Happy Together

The Turtles Happy Together

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And how is that weather? “Happy Together” was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, who were former members of the band The Magicians (bass player and drummer). Bonner also has had a solo career and has been with the Kenny Vance and The Planotones The Turtles released it as a single in 1967, and it rose to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, replacing “Penny Lane” by The Beatles for that position. The song went to #12 on the U.K. Singles Chart. “Happy Together” was also on The Turtles’ 1967 album of the same name. The song has been categorized as sunshine pop, a subgenre of pop that was part of the sixties California sound.

The Turtles performed it on television a number of times, and each time Mark Volman pretended to play a different instrument than was on the record. It was a way of making fun of the lip-syncing going on. On The Ed Sullivan Show, Volman played a trumpet. On The Smothers Brothers, he played a piano. “Happy Together” has proved to be very popular over the years. It has been featured in movies, TV shows, and commercials.

The Turtles began as a surf-rock group called The Crossfires and formed in Westchester, Los Angeles, in 1965. They went through several iterations in lineup and name. At one point, they were The Tyrtles, but that spelling didn’t last long. By the time of “Happy Together” in 1967, they consisted of Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (later of Flo & Eddie), Joel Larson, John Barbata, Chip Douglas, and Jim Tucker. Membership changed over time, but The Turtles continue to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Happy Together” by The Turtles:

“Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it’s only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight, so happy together

If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together

I can’t see me loving nobody
But you for all my life
When you’re with me, baby
The skies will be blue for all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you and you for me
So happy together

I can’t see me loving nobody
But you for all my life
When you’re with me, baby
The skies will be blue for all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you and you for me
So happy together

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you and you for me
So happy together So happy together

How is the weather
So happy together
We’re happy together
So happy together

So happy together
So happy together
So happy together…”

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