Album of the Day
And Then…Along Comes
On this day in 1967, viewers were treated to the TV debut of The Association, a harmony pop/folk-rock band then conquering the charts. The song that provided the title for the previous year's AND THEN … ALONG COMES THE ASSOCIATION had been a Top 10 single, and the album's centerpiece ballad “Cherish” reached the No.1 slot. But there's a lot more to love about the group's debut beyond these two songs; “Your Own Love,” "Changes," and “Standing Still” are just a few outstanding originals you might not hear on a greatest hits collection. Future Millennium mastermind Curt Boettcher produced the set, giving the sextet's soaring vocals (and some of L.A.'s top session players) plenty of room to shine. AND THEN … ALONG COMES would prove to be The Association's most successful studio album, and its consistent quality places it in the highest echelons of '60s pop.