The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie

Former Turtles Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman adopted this guise (the nicknames of their roadies) for contractual reasons while working with Frank Zappa. Kaylan later reflected: “The entire name was a dumb thing to do. Anyone in their right mind, anyone who really intended on having a career in the music business, would eschew such a moniker in a heartbeat. I mean, Air Supply is a better name! The two of us would never be able to shake that moronic handle.” Generally known as Flo & Eddie, they were much in demand as backing singers, performing on Hot Love by T Rex and many other recordings.

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