316. The Association

As the late 60’s saw America fall into turmoil, popular music was very much a reflection of those times. One exception was the Sunshine Pop sound of the Association whose rich harmonies and cheery lyrics was a perfect distraction from the outside world. This would prove to be their greatest gift and curse as despite the talent they had, they would never be taken seriously by the musical establishment who seemed to crave only counter culture acts during that era. Their songs still have some legs to them but any band branded as lightweights have to have ABBA like success to make the Hall.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1990   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: Insight Out (1967)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Never My Love (From Insight Out, 1967){acepolls 390}

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