Gary Puckett was born on October 17, 1942 in Hibbing, Minnesota, grew up in Yakima, Washington and graduated from high school in Twin Falls, Idaho. As lead singer he was joined by Dwight Bement, Kerry Chater, Paul Wheatbread and Gary Mithem to form The Union Gap in 1967.
Gary Puckett, And The Union Gap exploded on the Hit Parade with five million selling singles beginning with “Woman, Woman” in 1967. “Young Girl,” “Lady Willpower” and “Over You” followed in 1968 ending with “This Girl Is A Woman Now” in 1969.
Although The Union Gap was disbanded in 1971, Gary Puckett continues to perform as a solo act and calls Clearwater, Florida home.
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were nominated for a Grammy in 1969 and were inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2009.