Terry Kirkman, the co-founder of the pop group The Association dies at 83. He passed away on Saturday, September 23, at his residence in Montclair, California.
His bandmates confirmed this heartbreaking news on Facebook. In a deeply emotional statement, they shared, “We’re saddened to report that Terry Kirkman passed away last night, RIP Terry. He will live on in our hearts and in the music he so brilliantly wrote. Sending hugs and lots of love to Heidi and Sasha!”
Moreover, Terry Kirkman was born in Salina, Kansas, USA. He developed a passion for music from an early age and started learning to play various musical instruments. He founded The Association in Los Angeles along with Jules Gary Alexander, Russ Giguere, Ted Bluechel Jr., Brian Cole, and Bob Page. Kirkman was the songwriter behind several hits for The Association, which included songs like Cherish, Six Man Band, and Everything That Touches You.
In fact, he played a vital role within the group, contributing as a multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter. The band was indeed nominated for a Grammy Award six times. In 2003, the Association was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Kirkman left a lasting impact on the realms of 1960s and 1970s pop and folk-rock music.
Terry Kirkman dies due to congestive heart failure after a prolonged illness. The legendary musician will remain alive in our hearts forever.