Along comes The Association to Newton Theatre

| 30 Dec 2013 | 02:29

The legendary band, The Association will perform at the Newton Theatre on Saturday, April 12.

The Association have sold more than 80 million records, CDs and DVDs, earning six gold and two platinum discs. Their album, "The Association Greatest Hits" on Warner Brothers, continues to be one of the longest running, best-selling albums in the history of the company.

The Association was formed in 1965 after the breakup of an 11-man electric folk group call The Men, the first “folk rock” group. The six-man The Association rehearsed for five months and then began performing in nightclubs, like The Troubadour and The Ice House, and at other venues like coffeehouses, folk clubs, colleges, proms and parties throughout Southern California. They had a huge fan base in Los Angeles that became millions as "Along Comes Mary" and "Cherish," both from their first album, topped the charts.

The Association was the first electric group to break through the anti-rock biases in many of the major venues across the country. They were the first rock n’ roll band to perform at Hollywood’s Greek Theatre, The Coconut Grove, The Copacabana, Tanglewood Music Festival, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and more. "Never My Love," "Windy and Cherish," "Along Comes Mary," "Everything That Touches You," "Six Man Band," "Time for Livin’" and "Requiem For the Masses" were top 10 hits. They were nominated seven times between the 1966 and 1967 Grammy Awards. Also, in 1967 they were nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Music and won the Foreign Press Award for the film "Goodbye Columbus."

The Association appeared on many television variety shows including "Ed Sullivan", "The Smothers Brothers", "American Bandstand", "Shindig", "The Carson Show", "The Cavett Show", "The Joey Bishop Show" (with Regis Philbin),"The Andy Williams Show", "The Dean Martin Show" and more.

Being on the road for so many years, with more than 2,000 concerts and television performances, took its toll and the group began parting ways in 1972 to pursue individual careers and interests. After a reunion for a cable TV music special in 1979, The Association, got back together.

Tickets for The Association are $49 for premium seating, $39 for orchestra and $29 for balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting or contact the box office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton.