It all started in 1965 with the breakup of one of the first folk rock ensembles called, "The Men". What was originally an 11 member singing group, ultimately became the 6 man band named, The Association! In 1967, The Association made history being the first band anywhere to open a rock festival - the now historic, Monterey Pop Festival. One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60's, they have sold over 80 million records, tapes, Cds and DVDs. They've earned a number of achievement awards as well as 6 gold records and 2 platinum records. Their album, THE ASSOCIATION GREATEST HITS (Warner Brothers), continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of the company.