The Association

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Descriptive "tags": 60s sunshine pop oldies pop baroque pop classic rock rock psychedelic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


One of the most attractive sunshine pop harmony bands of the mid-60s, the Association was formed by Gary Alexander (25 September 1943, USA; vocals/guitar), Russ Giguere (b. 18 October 1943, USA; vocals, percussion, guitar), Brian Cole (b. 1942, USA, d. 2 August 1972; vocals/bass), Ted Bluechel (b. 2 December 1942, USA; drums/vocals), Terry Kirkman (b. 12 December 1939, Salina, Kansas, USA; keyboards) and Bob Page (b. 13 May 1943, USA; guitar/vocals), although the latter was quickly replaced by Jim Yester (b. 24 November 1939, USA; vocals/guitar).

After releasing two singles on small labels, ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ and a folk rock version of Bob Dylan’s ‘One Too Many Mornings’, they found success with Tandyn Almer’s evocative ‘Along Comes Mary’. Its ascent to number 7 in the US charts in June 1966 coincided with allegations that it was a drugs song. The Association’s image was ambiguous:...

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