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Sold out Performance…My wife, Alie, and I just saw you last night at The Ram's Head Annapolis! SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE! You guys looked great in your tuxes and put on a FANTASTIC SHOW! Aloha & mahalo! Bill & Allie
Merriweather Post Pavillion
The Association sold out the Merriweather Post Pavillion on July 20, 1969 which was about 20,000 seats. They arrived for the show to an empty parking lot most likely assuming the show started later. Eventually a few people started to trickle in. Everyone stayed home to watch the moon walk. (Blair)
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Magical moments occurred at the Brock Center for the Performing Arts, Mocksville, NC as The Association performed live in concert. The sixties group put on an amazing performance much to the delight of the audience.
My sister, brother and their spouses along with a family friend and I attended one the the best concerts that we have ever seen. The Association sounded great with those wonderful harmonies that has been become a trademark sound for them. Jim was outstanding as he sang lead on Along Comes Mary, while Larry and Russ did great on Never My Love and Cherish. All the guys sang great on all of their songs as well as songs they did of groups they had toured with throughout the years such as the Mamas and Papas "California Dreaming" and the Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee” and the Beach Boys "Wouldn't It Be Nice.”
After the show ended that was a "meet and greet" session where the guys signed signed autographs and chatted with everyone. They all were extremely nice and courteous.
This was the first time that any of my family had seen The Association in concert and they could hardly believe now good they sounded. A musician in our group who is a big fan of The Eagles told the guys at the meet and greet that they were better than The Eagles and indeed they were. This was truly a magical night to remember as Jim, Larry, Russ, Del, Jordan, and Bruce gave a performance that we shall always remember. ~Lee~
Best Pop Vocal Group -
I have become friends with Jim Yester when I booked him to play in my now closed restaurant a few times. A great guy!!! Their harmonies sends shivers down my spine... Peace Bobby
For me you unseated Motown
I was in 5th grade (1967) when I discovered the amazing sound of The Association. You actually unseated Motown music as my number one passion (I am a native Detroiter). I never understood why you were so underrated. To me, you are the most incredible musicians! Your outstanding voices, prolific lyrics and harmonies that punctuate the message behind every tune created a musical experience that no other band could match. It’s no wonder to me that you are so well connected with your audience. You love your fans as much as we love you. I am now 53 years old and I still enjoy seeing videos of you from past and present. Even though many years have passed and membership has changed, you still deliver a high caliber performance. May you keep on bringing that happiness for many years to come! Missing Larry and Russ ~ Maggi B.
My “Association Vacations”
Although I have been an Association fan for over 40 years, my new favorite Association memory happened recently.
I started watching the Association web site postings for an upcoming show in my area of the country. There was a listing posted for Calumet, MI, about 350 miles away, but it was TBA. Since my husband had to submit his vacation request at work, we decided instead to go to the Mt. Dora, FL, concert, slated for February -
I thought that things couldn't get any better, until-
I don't think things can possibly get any better than that...but who knows? There ARE more show dates to come!
Ruth (Cakes) Wisconsin
Of course I listened to your hits on the radio in the mid and late 60’s but my two best memories come from 1972 when you did a show at Ft Huachuca, Arizona -
We really enjoyed your performance last night at Mountain Winery. My “cherished” wife of 49 years and I last saw you on our first date, when you were in concert at Miami University in 1966. Your songs brought back a bunch of great memories for us.
Keep up the good work! I am sure you have meant a lot to many happy couples. Dick H.
My local band was hired to open a concert for The Association around June 9 or 10, 1967 (?)
Sgt. Peppers had been released June 1; we had worked up the Intro and With a Little Help from My Friends ahead of the show date. Naturally, we used the medley for our sound check.
By the time we had finished, a couple of the guys from The Association, who had gravitated to the front of the stage asked us, “Hey, did you guys write those songs?”
their tight schedule had kept them unaware. We always carried a small portable record player (pre 8 track-
They were looking forward to playing the upcoming Monterrey Pop Festival; sounded like it was going to be awesome!
Pretty exciting times that year. What fun! The Association were terrific that evening. They opened with Enter the Young which blew us away, and first hearing of Requiem for the Masses was stunning. It later became a staple of our sets and was a crowd favorite.
I also recall their stacks of Jordan Amps and how impressive their vocals were LIVE vs recorded.
That day is easily One of MY FAVORITE MUSICAL MEMORIES. Fred L.
Just saw your Riverhead,N.Y. appearance...just great!
In 1969 I purchased new VW bug. It was equipped with a new (and short-
I was a senior at Roger Bacon High school in Cincinnati in 1970. Our high school band went to camp over the summer and as seniors we had our own cabin with a record player. Association albums were played over and over until they were worn out. We knew every song by heart and played and sang along. They really appealed to us because of the musicality of the music. Great harmonies and lyrics were a step up on other music at the time. Now when I hear the music it takes me back to those great days. Thanks for all of the memories! Dave H.
My husband and I are huge fans of The Association and have been since the late 60’s. We still have our 8-
…..….lol! Have the vinyl, as well.
We just attended your concert in Branson, MO this weekend. Love, love, loved it!!!!!
Great concert, brought back a lot of great memories. We drove 4.5 hrs to get there. Hoping to catch you again, we enjoyed it that much! Thanks for being a special part of our memories, M&K