Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was a pop-soft rock band formed during the mid 1960s in San Diego, California. First known as Gary And The Remarkables, the band's original lineup consisted of Kerry Chater, Gary Withem, Dwight Bement, Paul Wheatbread, and lead singer Gary Puckett, with a number of personnel changes along the way. The band, which was famous for its Civil War-era Union Army costumes, took its name from the city of Union Gap near Yakima, Washington where Puckett grew up.
The band made its chart debut in 1967 with "Woman, Woman," which became a Top 10 hit and a gold-certified song. This angst-ridden ballad about infidelity, which showcases Puckett's rich and soulful lead vocals, was followed by a string of similarly-styled hits that also included "Young Girl" (1968), "Lady Willpower" (1968), "Over You" (1968), and "This Girl Is A Woman Now" (1969), all of which also made the Top 10 on the Pop/Rock charts. These songs also became gold-certified shortly after their release, and "Young Girl" eventually topped the U.K. charts.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap gave a command performance in 1968 at the White House for Prince Charles by special invitation of the President. The band was nominated in 1969 for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. In 1970, Puckett went on to pursue a solo career and charted with "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" (1970) and "Keep The Customer Satisfied" (1971). The Union Gap disbanded in 1971, and Puckett has continued to tour and record over the years.
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The Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett
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