Synonymous with the American music scene of the late 1960s, The Association’s signature intricate vocal harmonies were a recipe for success. They became a fixture on the Billboard charts going head to head with some of the biggest names in rock and roll. In 1967, they were the opening act at the historic Monterey Pop Festival. Multiple Grammy nominations, gold and platinum albums, and record sales in the millions have solidified their standing as one of pop music's greatest groups. Their album, The Association's Greatest Hits (Warner Brothers) continues to be one of the best-selling albums in the history of the record label.
The Association, featuring original members Jim Yester (guitar/ vocals) and Jules Alexander (guitar/ vocals), Bruce Pictor (drums/vocals), Del Ramos (bass/ vocals), Jordan Cole (keyboards/ guitar/ vocals), and Paul Holland (guitar/ vocals), recently made a concert stop at The Canyon at the Rose in Pasadena, CA to perform a very special night of pop standards.
Preempted by a brief video montage celebrating the history of the group, featuring TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers, Dick Clark, and Andy Williams TV shows, home movies, photos, and album covers, The Association was greeted with a standing ovation as they came on stage. Over the next 90 minutes, they performed one hit after another, featuring, “Windy,” “Cherish,” “Never My Love,” “Along Comes Mary” and "Requiem For The Masses,” as well as a selection of classic hits by other artists. In between songs they shared stories from their storied career, as well as showing their comedic side. They took time out throughout the evening to express their gratitude to their fans for remaining so loyal and allowing the group to continue to perform decades after their charting success. Playing dozens of shows throughout the US and abroad annually, The Association remains a viable presence in the nostalgia concert scene.
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