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"Happy Together" is hopelessly stuck in my head

It's been four days since I interviewed Mark Volman, aka Flo of Flo & Eddie fame. He and Eddie (Howard Kaylan) founded the Turtles. One of the 1960s pop group's most famous song is "Happy Together."

Four almost five days now, that damn song is stuck in my head. Now, it's really truly one of my favorite songs from that era.

But to just keep hearing it in my head is almost as bad as hearing "It's a Small World" after getting off that ride at Walt Disney World.

I learned something new about Volman. He's a college professor, teaching the business of the music industry in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville.

This "Happy Together" Tour has been in the works for more than 20 years. It took that long to work out all the kinks and get the tour on the road. Now, for the third year, the tour hits the road, kicking off in Columbus on Friday.

Volman said he puts the tour together because he has known the other guys for some 50 years and he loves to play the music. The other guys on this year's 42-city tour are the Buckinghams, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, the Grass Roots and Gary Puckett of the Union Gap.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Bill Heard Theatre of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Maybe by then, the song will be gone. I hope so.

Tickets are $37 and $47.

Call 706-256-3612.

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