Monday, January 18, 2016

The Cowsills - Voice Your Choice

The Cowsills were a real family pop group from Newport, Rhode Island that became the inspiration for TV's The Partridge Family. The group consisted of brothers Billy, Bob, Paul, Barry and John, along with their younger sister Susan and mother Barbara.

In two years between 1967 and 1969 they appeared on the Hot 100 chart eight times, had 3 Top Ten hits and 2 Gold Records!

After the group broke up in the mid-70s, Billy Cowsill moved to  Canada, and specifically Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, later Calgary and finally settled in Vancouver joining Blue Northern and later co-lead singer of The Blue Shadows with Jeffrey Hatcher. They became popular for their Everly Brothers-like vocal harmonies. Sadly his health declined and he passed away in 2006. But he and his family members left a nice collection of music we still enjoy today.

Treasure Island Oldies presents The Cowsills on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either The Rain, The Park & Other Things or Hair. I'll play the winner on next week's show.