The Cowsills In Books

Notable Moments of Women in Music
by Jan Warner
Hal Leonard June 1, 2008


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May 20
Notable birthdays: (May 20) Susan Cowsill (the Cowsills)

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September 25
The Partridge Family TV show, featuring Shirley Jones, debuted on ABC. It ran for ninety-six episodes through September 1974 and was modeled on the real-life vocal group the Cowsills.

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January 31
1985 Barbara Cowsill was the mom and background singer in the popular '60s folk-rock group, The Cowsills, which was ... including the million-sellers "Hair," "Indian Lake," and "The Rain, the Park and Other Things." ABC-TV chose them to sing the theme from Love American Style, but they balked at performing in a sitcom about themselves when told that the mother would be played by actress Shirley Jones. Instead, ABC, with Farrell producing the music, made its own Cowsills sitcom called the Partridge Family, and the rest, as they say, is history. By 1972, Barbara and the family were bankrupt. Barbara died today while working the graveyard shift at a Tempe, Arizona, nursing home of emphysema. She was fifty-six years old.

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