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The Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Association is a pop music band from California in the folk rock or soft rock genre. During the 1960s, they had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts and were the lead-off band at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival.

Jules Alexander (born September 25, 1943, Chattanooga, Tennessee) was in Hawaii in 1962 serving a stint in the Navy when he met Terry Kirkman (born December 12, 1939, Salina, Kansas), a visiting salesman. The two young musicians jammed together and promised to get together once Alexander was discharged. That happened a year later; the two eventually moved to Los Angeles and began exploring the city's music scene in the mid-1960s. At the same time, Kirkman played in groups with Frank Zappa for a short period before Zappa went on to form The Mothers of Invention. Eventually, at a Monday night hootenanny at the LA nightclub The Troubadour, in 1964, an ad hoc group called The Inner Tubes was formed by Kirkman, Alexander and Doug Dillard, whose rotating membership contained, at one time or another, Cass Elliot, David Crosby and many others who drifted in and out. This led, in 1965, to the forming of The Men, a 13 piece folk-rock band. This group had a brief spell as the house band at The Troubadour.

After a short time, however, The Men disbanded, with six of the members electing to go out on their own (some of the remaining players continued on as Tony Mafia's Men, one of the others, Mike Whalen, joined The New Christy Minstrels). At the suggestion of Kirkman's then-fiancée, Judy, they took the name The Association. The original lineup consisted of Alexander (using his middle name, Gary, on the first 2 albums) on vocals and lead guitar; Kirkman on vocals and a variety of wind, brass and percussion instruments; Brian Cole on vocals, bass and woodwinds; Russ Giguere (born October 18, 1943, Portsmouth, New Hampshire) on vocals, percussion and guitar; Ted Bluechel, Jr. (born December 2, 1942, San Pedro, California) on drums, guitar, bass and vocals; and Bob Page (born May 13, 1943) on guitar, banjo and vocals. However, Page was replaced by Jim Yester (born November 24, 1939, Birmingham, Alabama) on vocals, guitar and keyboards before any of the group's public performances.

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40 Years Ago: Gentle Giant Crack the Charts With Funky 'Free Hand'

40 Years Ago: Gentle Giant Crack the Charts With Funky 'Free Hand' | Reeling in the Years | Scoop.it
Even at their most accessible, Gentle Giant never lost their eccentric identity.
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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 71, still enjoys 'an early morning joint' for breakfast

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 71, still enjoys 'an early morning joint' for breakfast | Reeling in the Years | Scoop.it
Keith Richards has proved old habits really do die hard after admitting there has been one vice he hasn’t been able to give up – cannabis.
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The 1960s: Part 1

Using this music for educational purposes Twitter : @officialasidium.
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Historical Pics on Twitter

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Girl at a Rolling Stones concert in 1969. Photograph by Ian Harris. pic.twitter.com/qzhQFPCwrf
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Nigel Hopkins - Trumpet

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Nigel Hopkins is an accomplished trumpet player with an amazing story to tell. He first blew into brass at the age of five as the mascot of the local Sea Cadet Corps and went on to appear in Variety shows with many celebrities such as The Rolling Stones, Lu Lu, The Shadows, Cilla Black, Jimmy Saville, film star Stanley Baker and a host more.
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And with a new album coming out shortly this legendary player is giving his latest single away as a FREE DOWNLOAD.  Just log onto his website and click on the 'Tom's Diner' image.

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Readers revel in nostalgia as they remember legendary fashion chain Stolen ... - Manchester Evening News

Readers revel in nostalgia as they remember legendary fashion chain Stolen ... - Manchester Evening News | Reeling in the Years | Scoop.it
The clothing chain, which had been a staple of the city’s fashion scene for generations, is shutting up shop after more than 50 years of selling trendy clobber in Manchester
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Famed Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin gravely ill

Famed Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin gravely ill | Reeling in the Years | Scoop.it
(October 17, 2014) We are sad to inform SoulTrackers that Motown great Jimmy Ruffin is gravely ill in a Las Vegas hospital. His family is asking for prayers. Known to many as the older brother of former Temptations lead David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin had a solid career of his own, with periods of chart success that resulted in three of Motown's greatest tunes of the late 60s and a surprise hit more than a decade later.
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Twink (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Twink (musician)

John Charles Edward Alder (born 29 November 1944), better known as Twink, is an English drummer, singer and songwriter who was a central figure in the English psychedelic movement, and an actor. Recently, while still recording as Twink, Alder has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mohammed Abdullah.

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The Pretty Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pretty Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pretty Things are an English rock band from London, who originally formed in 1963. They took their name from Bo Diddley's 1955 song " Pretty Thing". Their most commercially successful period was the mid-1960s, although they continue to perform to this day. David Bowie covered two of their songs on his album .

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46 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Clean Up Jim Morrison's Mess After Disastrous Concert

46 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Clean Up Jim Morrison's Mess After Disastrous Concert | Reeling in the Years | Scoop.it
Led Zeppelin were on the rise in the summer of 1969, while Doors frontman Jim Morrison was in the midst of a long and painful public downward spiral. On July 27, the two bands met going in opposite directions.
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Zoot Money learns the Alexis Korner style

The extra-ordinary Sixties experience of moving to London and learning to lead your own band.
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▶ COLOSSEUM LIVE Beat Club 1970 & Paris 1971, part 1 - YouTube

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Colosseum (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Colosseum (band)

Colosseum were a pioneering English progressive jazz-rock band, mixing progressive rock and jazz-based improvisation. The band was formed in September 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman, tenor sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith and bass player Tony Reeves, who had previously worked together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers on the Bare Wires album.

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A fantastic band - I used to have some of their work in the 70's and have just remembered how great this band was and so have replaced my old vinyl with Colosseum cd's.

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Andy Fraser :: Official Website - singer, songwriter, bass player, musician, free

Andy Fraser official website, including biography, discography, mp3 samples, cds and merchandise, media releases and photos and much more. Here you can purchase Andy's latest album, 'Naked... and finally free' and also join the mailing list.
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TOM'S DINER - YouTube

Nigel Hopkins cool and jazzy version of Suzanne Vega’s insanely hooky ‘Toms Diner’. The single is now available to download from all good on line stores and ...
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This is not only tremendous but also available as a FREE download!!!  I really suggest you get it now.

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Isaac Hayes needed help to complete Sam and Dave’s ‘Soul Man': ‘I can’t think of an intro’

Isaac Hayes needed help to complete Sam and Dave’s ‘Soul Man': ‘I can’t think of an intro’ | Reeling in the Years | Scoop.it
Stuck for a beginning, Isaac Hayes tracked down Steve Cropper elsewhere in the Stax building -- and the final piece of a Sam and Dave hit emerged.
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Rolling Stones' Sax Player Bobby Keys Dies At Age 70

Rolling Stones' Sax Player Bobby Keys Dies At Age 70 | Reeling in the Years | Scoop.it
Keys' career spanned decades with numerous collaborations.
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Legendary guy who over the years became an integral member of the Stones.  Another sad loss.

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One more under the bus: Ian Stewart | Paul Trynka

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Syd Barrett Pink Floyd Psychedelic Music Progressive Music: Interview with Twink, Syd Barrett's bandmate in Stars

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Viv Prince | Biography | AllMusic

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Find Viv Prince biography and history on AllMusic - As the drummer for the Pretty Things, Viv Prince …
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