Hear here: A local symphony

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2013



WHO | Bob, Susan, Paul, John, Bill, Barry, and Barbara Cowsill

BIO | These "sunshine pop" stars got their start playing Beatles covers at Bannister's Wharf in Newport and Brown University frat parties before ultimately conquering the biggest stages in American television (The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, American Bandstand). "The Rain, the Park & Other Things" hit No. 2 in 1967; "Hair" and "Indian Lake" also reached the top 10 — the most successful chart run by a Rhode Island act.

FUN FACT | The Cowsills were the real-life inspiration for The Partridge Family. They were also spokespeople for the American Dairy Association ("The Cowsills say, 'Like, it's beautiful,' " a print ad declared).

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