From Zappa Wiki Jawaka
Mark Volman, aka "The Phlorescent Leech" shortened to "Flo", was born 19 April 1947 in Los Angeles, CA. He was a founding member of the musical group The Turtles along with Howard Kaylan. Mark & Howard joined The Mothers under the pseudonyms Flo & Eddie as previous contractual restrictions kept them from using their real names.
Records On Which This Artist Performed
Provided vocals for:
- Chunga's Revenge
- Fillmore East, June 1971
- Frank Zappa's 200 Motels
- Just Another Band From L.A.
- You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1
- You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3
- You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6
- Playground Psychotics
- Freaks & Motherfuckers (BTB)
- Disconnected Synapses (BTB)
- Tengo Na Minchia Tanta (BTB)
- At The Circus (BTB)
- Swiss Cheese/Fire! (BTB)
Films In Which Artist Appeared
Around the time of Frank's death, Mark and his girlfriend were running a health food store in Burbank, CA called "Sprouting Wings"
"Frank had a philosophy, that he related to me at one time which was, an artist's career should not be judged on any singular project, no single record, film or any other individual piece of work. Frank felt that a person's art could only be judged as part of the whole of their career. Each individual creation was a part of that whole. No critique of any single work could change the overall end result, which was what should be seen as an artist's entire body of work. Only in that end result can it be judged and critiqued."