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“It’s time for a new Beatles,” according to Artie Kornfeld, the producer-writer of the Cowsills worldwide number one hit “The Rain, the Park and Other Things.”
The next sound will be of participation, not backing away. Dropping out is finished. It was just to attract attention in the first place. The new feeling is to tune in and turn on to the wonders of life!”
A slim, sensitive – looking young man of 25 with the hands and fact of a poet, Artie Kornfeld composes, arranges, produces and performs within a network of his own companies. A self-styled straight hippie, he was born in Happoug, N.Y., lived in North Carolina as a teenager, studied law at American University in Washington, D.C.
Kornfeld’s latest production project is the creation of a new group, The Musical Commune, whose members include Oz Boak, formerly of Spanky and Our Gang and Ed Simon, brother of Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel.
Kornfeld’s co-producer for a new recording, “The Young Sound of Artie Kornfeld,” is another top independent, Jimmy Wisner. Wisner produces for Len Barry, Jim and Jean, Gloria Lynne, Jack Scott. He arranges for the Cowsills, Miriam Makeba, Jay and the Techniques, Peaches and Herb. For his own label, he has cut LPs for Tamiko Jones and the Marion McPartland Trio.
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