EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #327: ” EVE OF DESTRUCTION”- THE TURTLES

The Turtles - Eve Of Destruction (1970, Vinyl) | Discogs

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #335: ” Eve Of Destruction”- The Turtles. Final debuting single June 27, 1970.

  • Single:” Eve Of Destruction”- The Turtles
  • Record Company- White Whale
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by P.F. Sloan
  • Time: 2:35
  • B-side:”Wanderin’ Kind”
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #100 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

The final entry into the Billboard Hot 100 by The Turtles. A remake of the Barry McGuire hit. From 1965-70 The Turtles had 17 Hot 100 Singles with 9 making the Top 40. Their biggest hit went to #1 in 1967- “Happy Together.” The pop-rock band formed in Los Angeles were led by Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman- both of whom would later join Frank Zappa’s Mother Of Invention.

6 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #327: ” EVE OF DESTRUCTION”- THE TURTLES

    • Frankly, I’m mostly aware of The Turtles because of “Happy Together.” And while I guess it’s fair to say it’s the song that’s typically played when you hear them on the radio, I still love it – one of the catchiest ‘60s tunes I know!

  1. The Turtles’ version was originally recorded in 1965 prior to McGuire’s version, and was included on their debut album “It Ain’t Me Babe”, but never released as a single until 1970. It seems rather odd that they and/or their label would have decided to release it at that time. Last gasp attempt for a hit I imagine.

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