Written by Dave Clements
Jun 29, 2013 at 08:00 PM
ImageIf you don’t know the music of the 60’s and 70’s and I mentioned THE Association you might think I was making some reference to organized crime or the mafia. Hmmm, actually when I look at my photos from the show, it occurs to me that they do look a little gangster-ish. (Check them out – what do you think?)  I can assure you, though, that they are wonderfully professional seasoned musicians that have been performing together for decades.

The Association arrived at Dosey Doe yesterday afternoon not knowing, I’m sure, exactly what they were going to find. And I arrived at Dosey Doe last night not having a clue what I was going to hear from this bunch of ‘old timers’ (I can say that as I am one). I quickly discovered that while these guys may have been old chronologically, they were young at heart and spirit.

ImageThey took the slightly raised DD stage ready to perform a great show and give it their all, and that they did! These seven guys are established musicians and they entertained the nearly sold out crowd (who had just finished a delicious meal) with nearly 90 minutes of non-stop nostalgia and great tunes.

You just forget how much awesome music these guys produced during their ‘in the spotlight’ years. Among their many hits were Along Comes Mary, Windy, and crowd favorite Cherish.

Better yet they played their number two most played song of ALL TIME, Never My Love. Only the Righteous Brothers iconic You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ has been played more.

ImageThe Association playing was superb, they harmonize in such a special way and they were sharply dressed. It was obvious they were having a good time and loved the place and the DD patrons. A single exception to that might have been the loud, obnoxious lady in the aqua dress that felt like she could run her mouth and disregard everyone else trying to listen to this great music. Kind of wished she’d been ‘over served’ to the point of passing out…don’t worry, her poor husband was driving.

Hope Dosey Doe will bring these guys back. It was just too good not to give another group of folks (as well as returning fans) another chance to experience this Magnificent Seven, better known as THE ASSOCIATION.

Until next time hope you keep it between the navigational beacons.