Rest in Peace, Larry Ramos of The Association

I am saddened to share that Larry Ramos of The Association has passed away. He was my favorite member of The Association.

We had the good fortune to meet Larry Ramos after a wonderful concert by The Association at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, Ct. in 2010. He spoke with us after the show and showed a warm, friendly smile. It was an honor to meet him that evening.

Here is the group photograph that Larry Ramos and his fellow The Association band mates signed that night. We are blessed to have such a memento.


The music of our heart goes out to his family, fellow band mates, his fans and his management.

Larry Ramos goes to prepare a place for us.

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Baroque Pop

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Baroque pop is a form of music that conflates rock ‘n roll with classical. Two of the most popular baroque pop albums in recording history are 1966’s Pet Sounds and 1967’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Many believe that the sound was pioneered by The Zombies with the release of their first single, “She’s Not There”, in 1964.

I love the baroque sound The Rolling Stones forged on the tracks, “Ruby Tuesday“, “Lady Jane“, “Play With Fire” and “As Tears Go By“.

The Beatles created a wonderful baroque classic in  “Eleanor Rigby“.

Another one of my favorite baroque pop recordings is “Everyone” by Van Morrison from the classic Moondance album.

What is your favorite baroque pop song? Perhaps you could share that with the readership as a comment to this post. 🙂