Partridge Family, The – From the extremely popular 1970-74 TV show of the same name. This singing TV family was loosely based on real—life singing family The Cowsills (“Indian Lake”). Apparently they were originally set to star in the series, but the network insisted on Shirley Jones as mom, so the Cowsills bailed rather than not have their real mom involved. Could you honestly tell YOUR mom, you’re replacing her with Shirley Jones? . . .