Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Association: Take Three

1. The Association were the lead-off band at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival (blog-post here) at the dawning of the Summer of Love (blog-post here).
The Association 1967
Top row, from left: Jim Yester, Brian Cole, Ted Bluechel
Bottom row, from left: Russ Giguere, Larry Ramos, Terry Kirkman
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2. Their biggest hits were "Cherish" (#1, 1966) , "Windy" (#1, 1967 blog-post here) and "Never My Love" (#2, 1967). 
3. Brian was discovered dead of a heroin overdose in his Hollywood home on August 2, 1972. He left behind three children.
Brian Cole (1942-1972)

Brian Cole introducing The Association performing
"Along Comes Mary" live on the Smothers Brothers

*addendum to Music History Today: August 2, 2020

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