Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were one of the most successful radio groups of 1968; and in fact, they sold more singles than the Beatles that year. They certainly deserve a place in Top 40 history, and I'm personally a long-time fan of Gary Puckett and his short-lived band.Having said that, buyers should be aware that there are a number of Union Gap Greatest Hits collections in circulation -- and this is not a particularly good one. The original vinyl Greatest Hits album (1970) contains 11 tracks, includ..
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap weren't the hippest group, they didn't rise to the level of "supergroup", and they had only six hits. But what they did have was massive talent: Puckett's powerhouse, deep throated, smooth vocals; serious songs with well written lyrics; and some of the most sophisticated arrangements to come out of the 60's. They were at the cutting edge of the music that was yet to come in the 70's: that middle of the road, high quality, endless string of love ballad after love ballad. The te..