Out now is Along Comes The Association: Beyond Folk Rock And Three-Piece Suits, by the band's co-founder Russ Giguere and Ashley Wren Collins. The book, which features a forward by David Geffen, chronicles the band's rise to fame in and around the L.A. scene while gigging and mixing with the top bands of the 1960's.
The Association, who still tours led by Giguere, will forever be best remembered for their era-defining Top 10 hits “Along Comes Mary,” the Top Two “Never My Love,” and the band's pair of chart-toppers “Cherish” and “Windy.”
The book goes into detail how the band constructed its hit formula sound, along with fascinating and often sidesplitting tales of life on the road. Giguere also sheds light on how the Association was forced to deal with the racism of the era when the band's Filipino guitarist Larry Ramos was denied service in numerous cities — and worse, which led some group members traveling with handguns for protection.