Monday, May 23, 2011

THE ASSOCIATION FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Jules Gary Alexander, Greg Vick, The Concert Database, and Merman, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE INNER TUBES #1 (1964 - JAN 1965)
1) Brian Cole vocals, bass
2) Ted Bluechel Jr. vocals, guitar, drums, percussion
3) Bob Page vocals, rhythm guitar
4) Mike Whalen vocals, guitar


THE INNER TUBES #2 (JAN 1965 - FEB 1965)
1) Brian Cole
2) Ted Bluechel Jr.
3) Bob Page
4) Russ Giguere vocals, guitar, percussion


THE MEN (FEB 1965 - 1965)
1) Brian Cole
2) Ted Bluechel Jr.
3) Bob Page
4) Russ Giguere
5) Jules Gary Alexander vocals, lead guitar, bass
6) Terry Kirkman vocals, harmonica, trumpet, percussion, keyboards
7) Harvey Gerst rhythm guitar 
8) ? unknown instrument
9) ? unknown instrument
10) ? unknown instrument
11) ? unknown instrument
12) ? unknown instrument
13) ? unknown instrument


February ?, 1965: Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA
The Men's first gig. The band plays there almost regularly.  


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND (1965 (only for a few days))
1) Brian Cole
2) Ted Bluechel Jr.
3) Bob Page
4 Russ Giguere
5) Jules Gary Alexander
6) Terry Kirkman


THE ASSOCIATION #1 (1965 - MAY ?, 1967)
1) Brian Cole
2) Ted Bluechel Jr.
3) Russ Giguere
4) Jules Gary Alexander
5) Terry Kirkman
6) Jim Yester vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards


June ??, 1965: unknown steak house, La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA
The Association's first gig.

July 1, 1965: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA

July 11, 1965: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA

August 31, 1965: Fantasyland Theatre, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Orange County, CA with Jewel Akens, The Bobby Sox & The Blue Jeans, The Edmundson, The Mustangs, The Humdinger Dancers "Humdinger"

October 19-24, 1965: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with Stewart Clay, Roamin II

October 26-31, 1965: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with Stewart Clay, Roamin II

November 18-21, 1965: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with David-Troy, Mason Williams

December 2-5, 1965: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with John Barbour, Ben Short and Dave Rene 

December 9-12, 1965: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with Fred Thompson, Ben Short and Dave Rene

January 18-24, 1966: Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA with Rod McKuen

February 4-6, 1966: Dave Hull's Hullabaloo, Moulin Rouge, 6230 Sunset Boulevard at Vine Street, Hollywood, CA with The Palace Guard, The Girls  

February 8-13, 1966: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with George McKelvey

February 15-20 and 22-27, 1966: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with Pat Paulsen

March 8-13, 1966: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA with The Texas Twosome

April 22, 1966: Student Union Grand Ballroom, U.C.L.A. campus, Los Angeles, CA with Canned Heat, Seven A' Comin', The Chocolate Chips "Mardi Gras Concert - Folk-Rock '66"

June 21-25, 1966: unknown themed land, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Orange County, CA

June 26, 1966: Hall of Horns, Hayward, CA with The Spyders

July 1, 1966: Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV with The Beach Boys, Sir Douglas Quintet

July 2, 1966: County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA with The Beach Boys, Sir Douglas Quintet

July 3, 1966: Municipal Audiorium, Fresno, CA with The Beach Boys, Sir Douglas Quintet

July 4, 1966: Community Concourse Arena, San Diego, CA with The Beach Boys, Sir Doulas Quintet

July 12-17, 1966: The Ice House, 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA

July 22-23, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service (22-23), Grass Roots (22), Sopwith Camel (23)

September 7-8, 1966: The Carousel Theater, West Covina, CA

October 1, 1966: 'Boss City', KHJ Channel 9, Los Angeles, CA with The Four Tops, The Daily Flash (the show was broadcasted live)

November 4, 1966: Pauley Pavilion, U.C.L.A. campus, Los Angeles, CA

November 23-24, 1966: Aire Crown Theater, Chicago, IL with The Lovin' Spoonful

December 9, 1966: Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, MI with The Lovin' Spoonful

December 11, 1966: Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH with The Lovin' Spoonful

March 11, 1967: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with Lesley Gore, The Beatles (film), The Marvalettes, Tim Rose, Soupy Sales (broadcast date)

March 25, 1967: Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA with Eric Burdon and The Animals, Bola Sete Trio, Harbinger Complex, Baytovens, Sly and The Family Stone

March 31 - April 1, 1967: Valley Music Theatre, 20600 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA with West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Flesh & Blood, Lights by Out Of Sight Lite Show


THE ASSOCIATION #2 (MAY ?, 1967 - JAN 1969)
1) Brian Cole
2) Ted Bluechel Jr.
3) Russ Giguere
4) Terry Kirkman
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos vocals, lead guitar, banjo


May 5, 1967: KRNT Theater, Des Moines, IA with The Turtles

May 11, 1967: Riverside High School, Riverside, IL

May 12, 1967: Niles High School, Niles, MI

May 13, 1967: Indiana State University, Bloomington, IN

May 18, 1967: Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

May 20, 1967: Pacific Auditorium, San Jose, CA

May 26, 1967: 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour', CBS-TV Show, CBS Television City, 7800 Beverly Boulevard, Fairfax District, Los Angeles, CA  (recording date.....the show was broadcasted ony May 28)

May 28, 1967: 'The Steve Allen Show', ABC-TV Show, Hollywod, CA (recording date)

June 16, 1967: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA with The Paupers, Lou Rawls, Beverly, Johnny Rivers, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Simon & Garfunkel "Monterey International Pop Festival"

July 14, 1967: Malibu Shore and Beach Club, Lido Beach, Long Island, NY with Buffalo Springfield

July 24-30, 1967: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA with Donald O'Connor, Izumi, The Wellingtons

August ?, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, IL

August ?, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, MI

August 5, 1967: Village Theatre, New York City, NY with Janis Ian

August ??, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, Canada

August ??, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, MA

August ??, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, AK

August ??, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, FL

August ??, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, CO

August ??, 1967: unknown venue, unknown city, MN

August 19-20, 1967: 'Murray The K Show', WPIX-TV Show, New Yok City, NY (recording date) 

August 25, 1967: 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour', CBS-TV Show, CBS Television City, 7800 Beverly Boulevard, Fairfax District, Los Angeles, CA (recording date)

August 26, 1967: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA with Buffalo Springfield, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Young Men, The Sunshine Company

September 5-17 1967: Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, CA

October 16, 1967: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

October 17, 1967: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

October 18, 1967: Dan Cannon Auditorium, St. Leo, FL

October 19, 1967: University of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

October 20, 1967: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

October 21, 1967: Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookeville, TN

October 26, 1967: Southern Oregon College, Ashland, OR

October 27, 1967: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

October 28, 1967: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

October 30, 1967: Oregon Tech Institute, Klamath Falls, OR

October 31, 1967: Chico State College, Chico, CA

November 18, 1967: Cow Palace, Daily City, CA with Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Who, Everly Brothers, Sopwith Camel, The Sunshine Company, Sam Riddle (MC) "White Front Festival of Music"

November 19, 1967: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA with Sopwith Camel, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Everly Brothers, The Who, The Sunshine Company, Sam Riddle (MC), (possibly) The Shondells, (possibly) The Buckinghams "White Front Festival of Music"

unknown date, 1968: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC-1 TV Show, London, UK
The band perform: 'Time For Livin'.

January 6, 1968: Community Concourse, San Diego, CA with Union Gap Band

January 19, 1968: Pauley Pavilion, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA with Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., Jean Pace, The Stone Poneys 

April 15, 1968: The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA with Sly & The Family Stone, The Del Fonics, Billy Vera & Judy Clay, The Esquires, The Entertainers 

May 6, 1968: Palazzo dello Sport, Rome, Italy with Odetta (cancelled), Pink Floyd, The Move, I Gigant, Country Beat of Jiri Brebek "First International Pop Festival" 

May 28 - June 2, 1968: Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, CA with Wes Montgomery

August 9, 1968: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL with The Who

October 12, 1968: 'American Bandstand', ABC-TV Show, Los Angeles, CA with Johnny Nash (broadcasting date)
The band perform: 'Six Man Band'.

December 8, 1968: 'Ed Sullivan Show', CBS-TV Show, Ed Sullivan Theatre, Broadway, New York City, NY (broadcasting date)
The band perform: 'Along Comes Mary' and 'Never My Love'.


THE ASSOCIATION #3 (JAN 1969 - 1971)
1) Brian Cole
2) Ted Bluechel Jr.
3) Russ Giguere
4) Terry Kirkman
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos
7) Jules Gary Alexander


February 8, 1969: Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA

March 7, 1969: Gym, Fordham University, Bronx, New York City, NY with The Good Earth

March 21, 1969: U-D Memorial Building, Detroit, MI

March 26, 1969: Finch Field House, Mount Pleasant, MI

July 8-13, 1969: Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, CA with The Committee 

July 19, 1969: Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ with Alzo & Undine

July 25-26, 1969: Chicago Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

September 27, 1969: 'American Bandstand', ABC-TV Show, Los Angeles, CA (broadcasting date)
The band perform: 'Goodbye Columbus'.

October 18, 1969: Jenison Fieldhouse, East Lansing, MI  

November 28, 1969: Colden Auditorium, Queens College, Long Island Expressway and Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY with John Sebastian (filling in for Sha-Na-Na)

April 17, 1970: Bowen Field House, Eastern Michigan University campus, Ypsilanti, MI 

January 16, 1971: Florida Gymnasium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

February 6, 1971: Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, MI 

May 1, 1971: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA with Joan Baez, Redeye, Earth, Wind & Fire, County Joe McDonald, Everly Brothers, Joy of Cooking, Joyous Noise, Rockin Foo, Charles John Quarto, Mimi Farina and Tom Jans, Stoneground, David Harris (Guest Speaker), Jack Nicholson (Honorary Chairman) "May Day - A benefit concert for the Southern California Council of Free Clinics"


THE ASSOCIATION #4 (1971 - AUG 1972)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Brian Cole
4) Ted Bluechel Jr.
5) Russ Giguere
6) Jim Yester
7) Larry Ramos
8) Richard Thompson vocals, keyboards


July 16, 1972: Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI with Judee Sill 


THE ASSOCIATION #5 (AUG 1972 - 1973)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giguere
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos
7) Richard Thompson
8) Wolfgang Meltz bass
9) Mike Berkowitz drums


September 15, 1972: Wisconsin International Raceway, Kaukauna, WI with MC5, Siegel-Schwall Band, New Colony Six, Black Society, Hound Dog Band "Wisconsin International Fall Festival"

February 23, 1973: 'The Midnight Special', NBC.TV Show, NBC Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, Los Angeles County, CA with Blood, Sweat and Tears, Harry Chapin, Skeeter Davis, Sam Neely, Kerrie Biddell, The Committee, The Hollies, Curtis Mayfield, Timmy Thomas (broadcast date)


THE ASSOCIATION #6 (1973 - 1975)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giuguere
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos
+
7) Bob Werner vocals (only as "guest" in a few shows in 1974)


THE ASSOCIATION #7 (1975)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giguere
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos
7) Jerry Yester vocals, guitar
8) David Vaught vocals, bass
9) Dave Morgan vocals, keyboards
10) Maurice 'Mo' Miller vocals, drums
11) Art Johnson vocals, guitar
12) Larry Brown vocals, lead guitar
13) Dwayne Smith keyboards 


THE ASSOCIATION #8 (1975 - 1976)
 1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giguere
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos
7) Jerry Yester
8) David Vaught
9) Dave Morgan
10) Maurice 'Mo' Miller
11) Art Johnson
12) Larry Brown


December 29, 1975: Loma Linda, Davisburg, MI


THE ASSOCIATION #9 (1976 - 1978)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giguere
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos
7) Ric Ulsky vocals, keyboards


June 20, 1977: Hotel Pontchartrain, Detroit, MI


THE ASSOCIATION #10 (aka #6) (1978 - 1979)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giguere
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos


October 29 - November 3, 1979: DB's, Dearborn, MI

unknown date, 1979: unknown venue, Dallas, TX
The Association's last gig before broke up. The show was also filmed and broadcasted on television one year later.

July 26, 1980: Mount Pleasant Speedway, Mount Pleasant, MI with Steppenwolf, The Grass Roots, Black Oak Arkansas, Salem Witchcraft, Northwind "Rock & Roll Revival Party"


THE ASSOCIATION #11 (aka #9) (1980 - 1983)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giguere
5) Jim Yester
6) Larry Ramos
7) Ric Ulsky


January ?-??, 1981: The Ice House, Pasadena, CA (two weeks)

July 3, 1981: Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, IL with The Limeliters, The Kingston Trio

July 18, 1981: San Diego Wild Animal Park, Escondido, CA


THE ASSOCIATION #12 (1983 - 1985)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Terry Kirkman
3) Ted Bluechel Jr.
4) Russ Giguere
5) Larry Ramos
6) Ric Ulsky
7) Joe Lamanno bass


April 27, 1984: Lansing Civic Center, Lansing, MI with The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap "Happy Together Tour"

April 28, 1984: Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI with The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Spanky And Our Gang "Happy Together Tour"


THE ASSOCIATION #13 (1985 - 1986)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Russ Giguere
3) Larry Ramos
4) Paul Beach vocals, bass
5) Donni Gougeon vocals, keyboards
6) Bruce Pictor vocals, drums


THE ASSOCIATION #14 (1986)
 1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Russ Giguere
3) Larry Ramos
4) Paul Beach
5) Donni Gougeon
6) Bruce Pictor
7) Chris Urmston vocals, keyboards 


THE ASSOCIATION #15 (aka #13) (1986 - 1987)
1) Jules Gary Alexander
2) Russ Giguere
3) Larry Ramos
4) Paul Beach
5) Donni Gougeon
6) Bruce Pictor



August 8, 1986: Meadow Brook, Rochester Hills, MI with The Mamas & The Papas, Gary Lewis and The Playboys


THE ASSOCIATION #16 (1987 - 1989)
1) Russ Giguere
2) Larry Ramos
3) Paul Beach
4) Donni Gougeon
5) Bruce Pictor
6) Del Ramos vocals (Larry's younger brother)


August 6, 1988: Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights, MI "Warren Marigold Festival"

June 16, 1989: Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI with The Guess Who, The Drifters, The Spinners "Dick Clark's 30 Years of Rock & Roll"

June 28, 1989: Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, IL with The Spinners, The Guess Who, The Drifters "Dick Clark's American Bandstand Tour"


THE ASSOCIATION #17 (1989 - 1999)
1) Russ Giguere
2) Larry Ramos
3) Donni Gougeon
4) Bruce Pictor
5) Del Ramos


June 4, 1995: Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI with Frankie Valli


THE ASSOCIATION #18 (1999 - PRESENT)
1) Russ Giguere
2) Larry Ramos
2) Bruce Pictor
4) Del Ramos
5) Jordan Cole vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards (former member Brian Cole's son)
6) Bob Werner vocals, bass, keyboards


December 31, 1999: 12-block party zone, downtown Phoenix, AZ with Gin Blossoms, Peacemakers, Pistoleros, Gas Giants, Waylon Jennings, Three Dog Night, C.C. Rider, John Kay and The Steppenwolf, The Crickets, The Rock and Roll Army "Phoenix Celebration 2000"

August 17, 2001: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI with The New Rascals, Gary Puckett

April 30, 2005: Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, MI