An Evening With Howard Kaylan
Presented by American Express
Tuesday, April 2, 2013; 8:00pm
If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 number-one smash hit Happy Together, his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named by BMI as one of the top 50 songs of the 20th century, with more than 5 million radio plays, is only the tip of a most remarkable iceberg. Most artists would have been happy for the five-year success that the Turtles enjoyed, but for Kaylan, that run at the top of the charts was only the beginning. After Turtles broke up in 1970 Kaylan, along with career-long partner Mark Volman, surprised the rock world by joining Frank Zappa's group the Mothers of Invention. Overnight, Howard's squeaky-clean image as an AM radio hitmaker was turned inside out. Hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, hear Kaylan talk about his place at the vortex of rock culture since the heady 1960s, how he remains immersed in that culture today and his memoir, Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc. Written with music journalist Jeff Tamarkin, Shell Shocked will stand alone as not only one of the best-told music-biz memoirs, but as a candid and unmatchable story of rock-and-roll insanity and success from a man who glories in it all. After the discussion, Kaylan with take audience questions, perform a stripped down set and sign copies of his book.
Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members starting Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at noon. Public onsale is Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6803