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The Association

November 27th, 2014

Formed:
1965 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






The Association

Biography

The Association was one of the more underrated groups to come out of the mid- to late '60s. Creators of an enviable string of hits from 1966 through 1969, they got caught in a shift in popular culture and the unwritten criteria for significance in that field and never recovered. The group's smooth harmonies and pop-oriented sound (which occasionally moved into psychedelia and, much more rarely, into a harder, almost garage-punk vein) made them regular occupants of the highest reaches of the pop charts for two years — their biggest hits, including “Along Comes Mary,” “Cherish,” “Windy,” and “Never My Love,” became instant staples of AM play lists, which was a respectable achievement for most musicians at the time. That same sound, along with their AM radio popularity, however, proved a liability as the music environment around them changed at the end of the decade. Additionally, their ensemble singing, essential to the group's sound and appeal, all but ensured that the individual members never emerged as personalities in their own right. The Association was as anonymous an outfit as their contemporaries the Grass Roots, in terms of any individual names or attributes, despite the fact that both groups generated immensely popular hits that millions of listeners embraced on a deeply personal level.

Top Albums


1. Insight Out ..

2. The Associat..

3. Rhino Hi-Fiv..

4. Insight Out ..

5. And Then…A..

6. The Associat..

7. The Associat..

8. The Associat..

9. Birthday

10. Greatest Hit..

11. Goodbye Colu..

12. The Essentia..

13. Their Very B..

14. Renaissance

15. Three of a K..

16. Cherish – Th..

17. Stop Your Mo..

18. Studio 102 E..

19. Cherish: The..

20. The Legend o..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Never My Love Association: Greatest Hits 3:13 $1.29
2.

Cherish Association: Greatest Hits 3:29 $1.29
3.

Windy Association: Greatest Hits 2:58 $1.29
4.

Along Comes Mary Association: Greatest Hits 2:51 $1.29
5.

Everything That Touches You Association: Greatest Hits 3:22 $1.29
6.

Never My Love Insight Out (Remastered) 3:10 $1.29
7.

Along Comes Mary And Then…Along Comes 2:51 $1.29
8.

Never My Love (Re-Recorded) 100 '50s & '60s.. 3:26 $0.99
9.

Cherish (Re-Recorded Version) #1 Pop Hits of the 60s &amp.. 3:24 $0.99
10.

Cherish (Re-Recorded) 20 Best Hits of the 60s (Re.. 3:22 $0.99
11.

Cherish And Then…Along Comes 3:29 $1.29
12.

Along Comes Mary Rhino Hi-Five: The Associat.. 2:51 $1.29
13.

Never My Love Sons of Anarchy (Music Insp.. 3:28 $0.99
14.

Windy (Re-Recorded) Platinum Trax 50 #1 Hits, O.. 2:39 $0.99
15.

Cherish (Re-Recorded) Greatest 60's Music Alb.. 3:20 $0.99
16.

Never My Love (Re-Recorded) Greatest 60's Music Alb.. 3:24 $0.99
17.

Windy (Re-Recorded) Greatest 60's Music Alb.. 2:39 $0.99
18.

Never My Love Rock n' Roll Masters: .. 3:24 $0.99
19.

Cherish Rock n' Roll Masters: .. 3:20 $0.99
20.

Along Comes Mary Rock n' Roll Masters: .. 2:51 $0.99
21.

Windy Rock n' Roll Masters: .. 2:39 $0.99
22.

Windy (Re-Recorded) '70s – 100 Retro Radio .. 2:45 $0.99
23.

Windy 50 Best Dance Party Songs E.. 2:51 $0.99
24.

Windy (Re-Recorded) 60s Psychedelic Folk – Wood.. 2:45 $0.99
25.

Never My Love (Re-Recorded) 60s Psychedelic Folk – Wood.. 3:26 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Never My Love ..

2. Along Comes Ma..


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