The Cowsills In Books

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror
Stephen Jones
October 28, 2007 Carroll & Graf


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Billy Cowsill, lead singer of the 1960s family group The Cowsills, died of emphsema and osteoporosis on February 18th, aged 58. Reportedly the inspiration for TV's The Partridge Family (which David Cassidy in the lead), the band's hits included "We Can Fly,", "Hair" and the theme for the 1969 TV series, Love American Style. The body of Cowsill's brother Barry was found late December 2005, four months after he went missing from his New Orleans home in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

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