SHINDIG! Magazine has awarded The Association with the best re-issue of 2013! #1 Best re-issue of 2013 Now Sounds re-issue of: The Association - The Association
THANK YOU Shindig!
The Association was included in the Los Angeles Times’ list as one of the best top 50 Los Angeles formed bands.
It is always ok to bring a few memorabilia items to concerts for the guys to sign (time permitting)
The Association is honored to be a member of the 2016 list of inductees into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame!
We are pleased to join 15 others and were chosen by a national music industry panel of musicians, disc jockeys and journalists based on the breadth, depth and influence.
~ Thank you to those who nominated and voted for us! ~
“This recording is a collection of songs that were written in four decades; the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
I never felt these songs lent themselves to the style of either of the groups I was in at the time; The New Christy Minstrels or The Association so I thought I'd record them someday & did.
...taking only 8 years to complete.”
Produced by Kauai Boy Music Publishing & BigMouseWorks Records
Larry Ramos POIPOURRI - Solo CD
The Association is excited to be a part of the 2018 HAPPY TOGETHER tour!
Jim, Jules and Del will be on tour with The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Mark Lindsay Former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders and The Cowsills
On May 10th Russ Giguere and Ted Bluechel represented the original members of The Association who performed at the Monterey Pop Festival at the GRAMMY MUSEUM at L.A. Live to celebrate the opening of The Monterey Pop Festival exhibit celebrating it’s 50th anniversary! Open May 11 thru October 22, 2017
Yo kids - Thank you for your birthday wishes, they were greatly appreciated!
I thought it would be good to tell you it will be at least a few more months before the book on The Association, that I am writing with author Ashley Wren Collins, will be finished. It will have art in it no one has ever seen and stories that only I and the guys know. It’s really been a complex process with contributions from Ted, Terry, Jules Jim, our road crews, David Geffen, Henry Diltz, Danny Hutton, Bernie Leadon, Paul Stanley and many others.
I have been told there is a book on the group coming out in the next couple of months, I assure you I had nothing to do with it.
I finally got to see the guys when they did a concert at Cerritos
Center for the Performing Arts on October 7. Excellent. They also did a show with Orchestra Kentucky in Bowling Green on the 4th of November. Jordon Cole orchestrated three more Association tunes but the show was not long enough to include them all. I didn’t get to see that show, of course, but Jim said everything went great. Jordan has also charted the horn part in ”Requiem” and when the group is ready, it will be added to the show.
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