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Kirkman grew up in Chino, California , and attended Chaffey College as a music major. 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 mids, often working behind the scenes as directors and arrangers for other music acts.
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 Los Angeles nightclub The Troubadour in , 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 the fall of , to the forming of The Men, a 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 in February The original lineup consisted of Alexander using his middle name, Gary, on the first two albums on vocals and lead guitar; Kirkman on vocals and a variety of wind, brass and percussion instruments; Brian Cole born September 8, , Tacoma, Washington on vocals, bass and woodwinds; Russ Giguere born October 18, , Portsmouth, New Hampshire , on vocals, percussion and guitar; Ted Bluechel, Jr.
However, Page was replaced by Jim Yester born November 24, , Birmingham, Alabama on vocals, guitar and keyboards before any of the group's public performances. The new band spent about five months rehearsing before they began performing around the Los Angeles area, most notably a regular stint at The Ice House in Pasadena where Giguere had worked as lighting director and its sister club in Glendale. The Men were first managed by Doug Weston , owner of the Troubador, before switching to actor Dean Fredericks , who remained on board when the Association was formed and helped get them the Valiant deal.
In Fredericks turned the reins over to Pat Colecchio, who managed the group for the next eight years, then on and off during the two years after that.
But the change in management turned out to be less than amicable as Fredericks later sued the band for breach of contract and was subsequently awarded a settlement. The song proved controversial due to the fact that "Mary" was street slang for marijuana , but it went to No.
Paxton 's garage, with vocals done separately at Columbia. Another song from the album, " Cherish ", written by Kirkman,  became the Association's first No.
The group followed with their second album, Renaissance , released in November The band changed producers, dropping Boettcher in favor of Jerry Yester brother of Jim and formerly of the Modern Folk Quartet and later, a member of the Lovin' Spoonful. The album did not spawn any major hits the highest charting single, "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies" stalled at No. Along Comes the Association. In late , Warner Bros. Records , which had been distributing Valiant, bought the smaller label and with it, the Association's contract.
Ramos joined the band while Alexander was still performing with them after bassist Cole's hand was injured by a firecracker; Alexander subbed on bass while Ramos played lead guitar. Ramos had previously performed with the New Christy Minstrels and had even recorded solo singles for Columbia Records.
He went on to sing co-lead along with Giguere and Kirkman on two of the Association's biggest hit singles, " Windy " and " Never My Love ". With the lineup settled, the group returned to the studio, this time with Bones Howe in the producer's chair.
The first fruits of this pairing were the single " Windy ", written by Ruthann Friedman , topping the Billboard Hot on July 1, and staying there for four consecutive weeks, preceded by the album Insight Out , which reached No. It became the group's only double-sided charted record, as its B-side, "Requiem For The Masses", made a brief showing on the Billboard chart.
In , after turning down a cantata composed by Jimmy Webb that included the now-classic " MacArthur Park ", the group produced its fourth album, Birthday March , with Bones Howe again at the controls.
Later that year, the group released a self-produced single, the harder-edged "Six Man Band". Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Stephen Cook of AllMusic writes, "the majority of this hits collection focuses on the band's dreamy combination of polished folk, limber vocal arrangements, and wide-screen instrumental backdrops" and finishes the review by saying, "A great introduction to the band's prime work from the latter half of the '60s.
David Bowling reviews the album for Seattle P-I and writes, "No matter what success their albums may have achieved, they will always be remembered for their string of singles. Greatest Hits gathers these singles, plus a few other tracks in support, to form a soft rock and pop album that has withstood the test of time surprisingly well. Track information and credits verified from the album's liner notes.
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