While the Youngbloods were a critically acclaimed band of the 1960s, they never achieved the widespread popularity that many of their contemporaries did. In fact, they had only one Top 40 hit, Get Together. The Youngbloods were formed in early 1965 by Jessie Colin Young and Jerry Corbitt, and soon added Lowell Levinger and Joe Bauer to the lineup. They played their first concert at Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village. Within months, the Youngbloods became the house band at the Cafe Au Go Go and signed a recording contract with RCA records. The group’s single hit did not produce great sales when first released, and it only reached #62 on the charts. Two years later—after the song was used in a promotional advertisement for WABC-AM radio and as the theme song in a group of commercials for the National Council of Christians and Jews—Get Together was re-released. It quickly hit the Top 5 on the Billboard charts and ultimately sold over one million copies.