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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! ~

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.


“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



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

GRAMMY MUSEUM Monterey Pop Exhibit

Thank you V. Yaros for the use of your photos!

Russ wanted to share this photo (thank you Valerie!) taken 11/23/19 and the following message:

"Terry and I visited with the band before they went onstage at The Rose in Pasadena, California, on Saturday November 23, 2019. They’ve added “Requiem for the Masses” to the show — It’s still so powerful. Also attending was cinematographer Steven B. Poster who took the first photos of The Association in 1965, photographing the group for the first time in 54 years!"

From left to right: Del Ramos, Jules Alexander, Jordan Cole, Terry Kirkman, Bruce Pictor, Russ Giguere, Jim Yester and Paul Holland.

Russ’ book, “Along Comes the Association: Beyond Folk Rock and Three Piece Suitsco-written with Ashley Wren Collins and published by RARE BIRDS BOOKS is now available on Amazon!

A message from Russ:

My book, “Along Comes the Association” was officially launched on March 10th, 2021. I had a box of books which I mailed out to many of the contributors and the guys in the band.

Danny Hutton called me on Wednesday March 11th and told me I had used Corey Wells’ name instead of Chuck Negron, my mistake (pages 301 and 302). Corey was a straight arrow, Chuck Negron was the member that triumphed over heroin.

Also, Jordan Cole told me his mother’s name is Vicki not Molly (pages 65, 66, 265 and 268.) Hopefully, it will all be corrected in the next printing.

Bless you and THANK YOU for reading my book!

Once again The Association is proud to be part of The Happy Together Tour. This year’s tour 2022 will have members: Jules Alexander, Del Ramos and Paul Holland representing The Association.

Paul is standing in for Jim who is still recovering from Covid and is unable to tour right now. He’s doing great, appreciates everyone’s well wishes and can’t wait to get back on stage!