Five more musical acts that helped define the music of the 1960s make up the lineup for the Happy Together Tour 2015, hosted by The Turtles: The Association, The Buckinghams, The Cowsills, The Grass Roots and Mark Lindsay, who was the original lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders. Here's a brief look at all five.
The Association: Formed in California in 1965, and the opening act two years later at the legendary Monterey Pop Festival, the band had two No. 1 hits: "Cherish" and "Windy," plus Top 10 hits "Along Comes Mary," "Never My Love" and "Everything That Touches You."
The Buckinghams: The Chicago band formed in 1966 and that year had a No. 1 single, "Kind of a Drag," plus Top 15 hits "Don't You Care," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)" and "Susan," all in 1967.
The Cowsills:Hailing from Newport, R.I., this family band, formed in 1965 by five brothers, a sister and their mother, inspired a TV series, The Partridge Family. The group had two No. 2 hits: "The Rain, The Park and Other Things" and "Hair" plus a No. 10 hit, "Indian Lake." Susan, Bob and Paul Cowsill are the surviving band members. In April, Susan announced they will record a new album in January.
The Grass Roots: Formed in California in 1965, the group's Top 10 hits between 1967-71 included "Let's Live for Today," "Midnight Confessions" and "Sooner or Later," plus the Top 30 hits "Where Were You When I Needed You," "Things I Should Have Said," "Bella Linda," "I'd Wait a Million Years," "Heaven Knows," "Temptation Eyes" and "Two Divided by Love."
Mark Lindsay: In 1960 in Idaho, Lindsay and Paul Revere were the primary instigators in forming a band, the Raiders, who stood out because they all wore outfits that recalled the Revolutionary War. During Lindsay's tenure in that band, Top 10 hits between 1965-67 included "Kicks," "Hungry," "Good Thing" and "Him Or Me, What's It Gonna Be." In 1971, the band had its only No. 1 hit, "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Indian Reservation)." In 1969, Lindsay had a No. 10 solo hit, "Arizona," and he formally left the Raiders in 1975
-Jack W. Hill