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The Association

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    In 1967, The Association made history being the first band anywhere to open a rock festival – the now historic, Monterey Pop Festival. One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60s, they have sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs as well as earned a number of achievements including a Golden Globe nomination in 1970 for Best Original Song “Goodbye Columbus.”

    7 Grammy nominations:
    1967- Rock & Roll Group Performance: The Association, “Cherish”
    1967- Rock & Roll Recording: The Association, “Cherish”
    1967- Vocal Group Performance: The Association, “Cherish”
    1968- Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s): The Association, “Windy”
    1968- Contemporary Album: The Association, Insight Out
    1968- Contemporary Vocal Group: The Association, “Windy”
    1968- Group Vocal Performance: The Association, “Never My Love”

    The Association has also received RIAA certifications for 6 gold and 3 platinum records. Their album, THE ASSOCIATION GREATEST HITS (Warner Brothers), is now double platinum and continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of the company.

    This event is presented by the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation in partnership with our outstanding sponsors: Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines and WHO Radio.