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 60s, they have sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs as well as earned a number of achievements including a Golden Globe nomination in 1970 for Best Original Song – Goodbye Columbus.
7 Grammy nominations: 1967 – Rock & Roll Group Performance: The Association, Cherish Lyrics. 1967 – Rock & Roll Recording: The Association, Cherish Lyrics. 1967 – Vocal Group Performance: The Association, Cherish Lyrics. 1968 – Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s): The Association, Windy Lyrics. 1968 – Contemporary Album: The Association, Insight Out. 1968 – Contemporary Vocal Group: The Association, Windy Lyrics. 1968 – Group Vocal Performance: The Association, Never My Love.
The Association has also received RIAA certifications for 6 gold and 3 platinum records. Their album, THE ASSOCIATION GREATEST HITS (Warner Brothers) is now double platinum and continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of the company.
Southern California’s Gunboat Kings are an absolute Original! Delivering their own high energy Groove Oriented brand of Rock and Soul. The Band was formed back in 2005 under the name of 'The Night Creatures'. In December 2008 the group changed players and then re emerged as 'The 7th Sons'. In July of 2010 the band became GBK.
GBK has been supporting act for: Terri Nunn & Berlin, Billy Vera, Leslie West & Mountain, Rick Derringer, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Wishbone Ash, Coco Montoya,The Tubes, Scott Paige's Hang Dynasty, Motley Crue, The Blasters, Gary Hoey, Jeff Scott Soto, Black Flag, Joe Walsh, John Entwhistle, Fear, Peter Tosh, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Original Coasters, The Psycedelic Furs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Money, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, Bachman Turner Overdrive,Vernon Reid, Craig Chaquico, Ambrosia, HONK, Martha Davis & The Motels, Dave Mason, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Paul Cotton & many more.