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5 acts helped make sound of '60s
August 25, 2015
Arkansas Online
Hot Springs, Arkansas

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

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