Body of Cowsills member found

  1. Us old folks might remember the Cowsills. They had a couple of monster hits like "Hair" and "The Rain, the park and other things" in the 60s. Later on some got into trouble with drugs, eventually they spent their 7 million dollor fotune (a lot in the 60s). This man lived in New Orleans and apparently died in Katrina and his body was just found.

    What made them stand out was their mom was actually a member of the group, singing backup. They were so wholesome they had a gig with the American Dairy Association for a while.

    http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/..._id=1001806836

    Last edit by Tweety on Jan 6, '06
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   ProfRN4
    [font="comic sans ms"]aka the 'real' partridge family, right?

    just found the body... wow.
  4. by   suzy253
    Tweets--you remember the Cowsills????

    Actually there was about a 10-minute segment on the news last night about it b/c they were from Newport.

    Boy..did I love the Cowsills. Yes, they were the basis for the Partridge Family.

    It was Barry who died.
  5. by   Ted
    I don't remember the group "Cowsills". But I DO remember the song "Hair". Did Barry write the music??
  6. by   pugmum
    Quote from Tweety
    Us old folks might remember the Cowsills. They had a couple of monster hits like "Hair" and "The Rain, the park and other things" in the 60s....
    " ....Ain't no words
    for the beauty, the splendour, the wonder of my
    HAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!"

    I remember...we used to sing it at the top of our lungs. My mum threatened to break the break the record one day after the neighbours complained!:chuckle
  7. by   suzy253
    :Melody: hair, hair, hair, hair
    show it, grow it
    long as i can grow it
    my hair
    :Melody:
  8. by   sirI
    Oh, how this brings back memories.

    Sad ending.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Oooo i LOVE the "The Rain, the Park, and Other Things!"
  10. by   Katnip
    I remember them. I had a crush on Barry Cowsill. Until I found out about his double-jointed big toe. Don't ask why that turned me off, lol.

    It's a shame he died.

    "ohhh say can you see,
    my eyes, if you can...
    Then my hair's too short"
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from efiebke
    I don't remember the group "Cowsills". But I DO remember the song "Hair". Did Barry write the music??

    No. They covered the song from the broadway show. It was a hit by the original cast, but an even bigger hit by their cover.
  12. by   suzy253
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Oooo i LOVE the "The Rain, the Park, and Other Things!"
    :Melody: i saw her sitting in the rain
    raindrops falling on her
    she didn't seem to care
    she sat there and smiled at me


    yep...great song.
  13. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from suzy253
    :Melody: i saw her sitting in the rain
    raindrops falling on her
    she didn't seem to care
    she sat there and smiled at me
    :Melody: and i knew (i knew, i knew, i knew, i knew)
    she could make me happy (happy, happy)
    flowers in her hair,flowers everywhere....
    i love the flower girl.........

    sigh....the memories
  14. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from suzy253
    :Melody: hair, hair, hair, hair
    show it, grow it
    long as i can grow it
    my hair
    :Melody:
    :Melody: gimme head w/hair
    long, beautiful hair
    shining, gleaming,
    streaming, flaxen,waxen

    give me down to there hair
    shoulder length or longer
    here baby, there mama
    everywhere daddy, daddy

    hair hair hair hair hair hair hair
    flow it, show it
    long as God can grow it
    my hair.

    another sigh.....

    hey! what about 'indian lake'?

    :Melody: indian lake is a scene
    you should make with your little one.
    keep it in mind if you're looking to find
    a place in the summer sun.
    swim in the cove, have a snack in the grove
    or you can rent a canoe at indian lake
    you'll be able to make the way the indians do.

    their few greats.....with the memories to match.
    rest in peace, barry.

    leslie

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