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The Association founding member Terry Kirkman dead at 83

Terry Kirkman, a founding member of the folk-rock band Association, has died at the age of 83.

His death was announced in a group announcement Facebook page.

“We are sad to report that Terry Kirkman passed away last night, Rest in Peace Terry. He will live on in our hearts and in the music he so masterfully wrote. Heidi and Sasha Sending hugs and lots of love to you!”


Terry Kirkman has passed away at the age of 83, and his death was announced on the association’s Facebook page.
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The group gained popularity with songs such as “Cherish”, “Windy” and “Never My Love”.

The association was nominated for six Grammy Awards, including three for “Cherish.”

“‘Cherish’ came together all at once,” Kirkman said of writing the hit song. Interview in 2015. “Actually I channeled it. Or maybe I was channeled. I don’t really know what the source was. I’ve never understood that process, and I never will be able to understand that process.” I don’t think so.


The association has won six Grammy Awards, including three "Cherish."
The association won six Grammy Awards, including three for “Cherish.”
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“And there are a lot of artists out there, songwriters, poets, writers of writers, all kinds of artists, who sit down to do something and before they knew it, they were done. And where that came from. I actually don’t know.”

In an article for the Huffington Post, Kirkman also wrote: “Another strange aspect of the story of ‘Cherish’, and one that particularly perplexed me, is that the story became very popular at weddings. It was a song about love lost, not love won.” Thousands of couples have called this song “their song” despite the fact that it’s a popular song. But who knows? Perhaps it was the moving tempo of the young people’s march that attracted them. ”

He performed with Frank Zappa in California in the early 1960s, before Zappa formed the Mothers of Invention.


Terry Kirkman, a founding member of folk rock band The Association, helped form Inner Tubes, which merged with The Men.
Terry Kirkman, a founding member of folk rock band The Association, helped form Inner Tubes, which merged with The Men.
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Kirkman and Jules Alexander formed Inner Tubes, which merged with The Men.

When the group disbanded, six members, including Kirkman, formed an association.

The group opened the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and also appeared on numerous television shows, including “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Smothers Brothers.”


Terry Kirkman is survived by his wife Heidi, daughter Sasha, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Terry Kirkman is survived by his wife Heidi, daughter Sasha, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
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Kirkman left the group in 1972, rejoined the group when it reformed in 1979, and left permanently in the mid-1980s.

After leaving the business, the singer-songwriter became a drug counselor for recovering artists.

Kirkman is survived by his wife Heidi, daughter Sasha, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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