B.A., M.F.A., Loyola Marymount University
Mark Volman (Flo), along with
partner Howard Kaylan (Eddie), is a founding member,
vocalist, and manager of the musical group “The
Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie."
Turtles have sold over 60 million records worldwide
and their hit songs (Happy Together, She’d Rather Be
With Me, Elenore and You Showed Me) are only a few of
the 10 top ten records they have had.
the 70's, Mark joined up with Frank Zappa & the Mother's
of Invention where he made 10 albums and wrote and
starred in the United Artist's feature film, "200
Mark has also sung on hit records
with such notable artists as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen,
T.Rex, Todd Rundgren, Blondie, Ozzie Osbourne, Linda
Ronstadt, Roger McGuinn, The Ramones, Duran Duran, The
Psychedelic Furs, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies and
has received Grammy nominations for his songs
written for children’s television shows, such as The
Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake.
Mark has survived in the music
business for over 38 years as an on-air radio personality,
radio syndicator, record producer, writer and journalist
for national music magazines and network television.
“The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie”
continue to be one of America’s most successful touring
groups, performing 60 to 100 concerts around the
world every year.
In the summer of 1992, at the
age of 45 years old, Mark began college. In May of
1999 he graduated with his Masters Degree in Fine Arts
with an emphasis in Screenwriting. He has been honored
with acceptance into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor
Society equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Fine Arts
from Loyola Marymount University, where he graduated
Magna cum Laude and was the class Valedictorian speaker.
received several Presidential Citations’ for special
achievement and service and was on the National
Dean’s list for four and a half years. He was a member
of the faculty at Loyola Marymount University, where
he taught Music Business & Industry courses in the Communications
and Fine Arts department from 1997-2004. During that
time he was also a member of the Music Department at
Los Angeles Valley College teaching in the Commercial