The Association

Never My Love

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The Association.were an American "sunshine" band formed in California around 1965. They had several big hits in the 1960's including "Cherish", "Wendy", "Along Comes Mary" and "Never My Love". They released seven studioalbums during 1965-1972, and since then there hasn't been any new albums, but there have been numerous changes in the line-up and the band still performs from time to time

Key Band Members:

Terry Kirkman: Born: December 12, 1939. Vocals, windinstruments, percussion and songwriting - 1965-72 and 1979-84

Russ Giguere : Vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion - 1965-70 and 1979-2014

Jules Alexander: Vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion - 1965-70, 1979-89 and 2012-present

Brian Cole: Born: September 8, 1942 . Bass, vocals and woodwinds.- 1965-72

Ted Bluechel Born: Drums, vocals, rhythm guitar, bass - 1965-1984

Larry Ramos: Born: April 19, 1942, 1941. Vocals, guitarist, banjo player - 1967-1975 and 1979-2014

Jim Yester: Born: November 24 1939 Vocals, guitar, keyboards - 1965-1983 and 2007-present

Richard Thompson: Keyboards. 1970-74

Jerry Yester: Born: January 9, 1943 Guitar and vocals. 1968-1974 + 1978




Discography:


1. And then Along Comes the Association- Valiant 1965
1. Enter The Young / 2. Your Own Love / 3. Don't Blame It On Me / 4. Blistered / 5. I'll Be Your Man / 6. Along Comes Mary / 7. Cherish / 8. Standing Still / 9. Message Of Our Love / 10. Round Again / 11. Remember / 12. Changes / 13. One Too Many Mornings * / 14. Forty Times* / 15. Better Times* / 16. Where Were You (I'll Be Your Man) alt.* / 17. Along Comes Mary (45 Mix)* / 18. Cherish (45 Mix)* / 19. Enter The Young (45 Mix)* / 20. Along Comes Mary (Inst)* / 21. Remember (Inst)* / 22. Your Own Love (Inst) / 23. Better Times (Instr)* / 24. Where Were You (I'll Be Your Man) (Instr)*
Rating : 8


2. Renaissance - Valiant 1966
1. I'm The One / 2. Memories Of You / 3. All Is Mine / 4. Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies / 5. Angeline / 6. Songs In The Wind / 7. You May Think / 8. Looking Glass / 9. Come To Me / 10. No Fair At All / 11. You Hear Me Call Your Name / 12. Another Time, Another Place / 13. The Machine* / 14. Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies (45 Version)* / 15. No Fair At All (45 Version)* / 16. Looking Glass (45 Version)* / 17. Memories Of You (Instr)* / 18. No Fair At All (Instr)* / 19. Songs In The Wind (Instr)* / 20. Angeline (Instr)* / 21. Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies (Instr)* / 22. Looking Glass (Instl)
Rating : 7


3. Insight Out - Warner Bros. 1967
1. Wasn't It A Bit Like Now / 2. On A Quiet Night / 3. We Love Us / 4. When Love Comes To Me / 5. Windy / 6. Reputation / 7. Never My Love / 8. Happiness Is / 9. Sometime / 10. Ain't Gettin' / 11. Requiem For The Masses / 12. Windy (single)* / 13. Never My Love (single)*
Rating : 8


4. Birthday - Warner Bros. 1968
1. Come On In / 2. Rose Petals, Incense And A Kitten / 3. Like Always / 4. Everything That Touches You / 5. Toymaker / 6. Barefoot Gentleman / 7. Time For Livin' / 8. Hear In Here / 9. The Time It Is Today / 10. The Bus Song / 11. Birthday Morning / 12. Everything That Touches You* / 13. Time For Livin' * / 14. Six Man Band*
Rating : 7


5. Goodbye Colombus (soundtrack)- Warner Bros. 1969
1. Goodbye, Columbus / 2. How Will I Know You / 3. Dartmouth? Dartmouth!! / 4. Goodbye, Columbus (Inst. Vers.) / 5. Ron's Reverie / 6. It's Gotta Be Real / 7. Moment to Share / 8. Love Has a Way / 9. A Time for Love / 10. So Kind to Me
Rating :


6. The Association - Warner Brothers 1969
1. Look At Me, Look At You / 2. Yes, I Will / 3. Love Affair / 4. The Nest / 5. What Were The Words / 6. Are You Ready / 7. Dubuque Blues / 8. Under Branches / 9. I Am Up For Europe / 10. Broccoli / 11. Goodbye Forever / 12. Boy On The Mountain / 13. Just About The Same (Stereo 45)* / 14. Six Man Band (Mono 45)* / 15. Enter The Young (45)* / 16. Yes, I Will (Mono 45)* / 17. Are You Ready (Mono 45)* / 18. Dubuque Blues (Mono 45)* / 19. Under Branches (Mono 45)* / 20. I Am Up For Europe (Mono 45)* / 21. Look At Me, Look At You (Mono 45)* / 22. Boy On The Mountain (Mono 45)*
Rating : 6


7. Stop Your Motor - Warner 1971
1. Bring Yourself Home / 2. Funny Kind Of Song / 3. That's Racin' / 4. P.F. Sloan / 5. Silver Morning / 6. It's Gotta Be Real / 7. The First Sound / 8. Along The Way / 9. Traveler's Guide / 10. Seven Virgins / 11. Along The Way (Single Version)' / 12. P.F. Sloan (Single Version)* / 13. Bring Yourself Home (Single Version)* / 14. That's Racin' (Single Version)*
Rating : 6


8. Waterbeds in Trinidad - Columbia 1972
1. Silent Song Thru The Land / 2. Darling Be Home Soon / 3. Midnight Wind / 4. Come The Fall / 5. Kicking The Gong Around / 6. Rainbows Bent / 7. Snow Queen / 8. Indian Wells Woman / 9. Please Don't Go / 10. Little Road And A Stone To Roll
Rating :

9. New Memories - Hit Bound 1983
1.Memories Are Made Of This / 2. Love Me Tender / 3. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / 4. Oh Pretty Woman / 5. World Without Love / 6. The Dock of the Bay / 7. It's All in the Game + 3 songs by other artists
Rating :

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - August 21 - 2023

200 Then Along Comes the Association - 1965
247 Renaissance - 1966
269 Insight Out - 1967
367 Birthday - 1968
686 The Association - 1969
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.)
More songs will be added eventually

1. The Time it is Today ( Giguere ) Birthday
2. Everything that Touches you ( Kirkman ) Birthday
3. Like Always ( Ramos/Alcivar/Ortega ) Birthday
4. Never my Love ( Addrisi/Addrisi ) Insight Out
5. Requiem for the Masses ( Kirkman ) Insight Out
6. Look at Me, Look at You ( Kirkman ) The Association
7. PF Sloan Look at You ( Webb ) Stop Your Motor
8. Along Comes Mary ( Almer ) Then Along Comes the Association
9. Enter the Young ( Kirkman ) Then Along Comes the Association
10. No Fair at All (Yester ) Renaissance
11. Time for Livin' ( Addrisi/Addrisi ) Birthday
12. We Love Us ( Blueschel ) Insight Out
13. Cherish ( Kirkman ) Then Along Comes the Association
14. Windy ( Friedman ) Insight Out
15. Six Man Band ( Kirkman ) Birthday
16. Pandore's Golden Heebie Jeebies (Alexander ) Renaissance
17. Looking Glass (Alexander/Twice ) Renaissance
18. One Too Many Mornings ( Dylan ) Then Along Comes the Association*
19. Forty Times ( Alexander ) Then Along Comes the Association*
20. Don't Blame it on Me ( Addrisi/Addrisi ) Then Along Comes the Association
21. Toymaker ( Comanor ) Birthday
22. Hear in Here ( Blueschel ) Birthday
23. The Time it is Today ( Giguera) Birthday
24. The Bus Song ( Kirkman ) Birthday
25. Birthday Morning ( Yester ) Birthday
26. Goodbye Columbus ( Yester ) Goodbye Columbus
27. Dubuque Blues ( Alexander ) The Association
28. Funny Kind of Song ( Alexander ) Stop Your Motor
29. It's Gotta Be Real ( Ramos ) Stop Your Motor

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