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Cowsills walk down memory lane in Ridgefield
January 27, 2016
Connecticut Post
Ridgefield, Connecticut


Singers Susan Cowsill, Bob Cowsill and Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills perform at the Happy Together Tour 2015 at Keswick Theatre on June 24, 2015 in Glenside, Pa. The group comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, Jan. 31.

The popular 1960s pop band The Cowsills comes to the stage of the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Best known for such songs as “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake” and “Love American Style,” the group was known for its soaring harmonies, which put the band on the top of the charts.

“Comprised of a family of musically gifted children and their talented mom, the group was an entertainment phenomenon, appearing on the top variety series of the day, including “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Johnny Carson” and “The Dean Martin Show,” and influencing a generation of musicians and artists,” the playhouse said in its announcement.

The family inspired the TV series “The Partridge Family,” the theater pointed out. The Cowsills also became a spokesman for the American Dairy Association and appeared in commercials and print ads for milk. The group disbanded in the early 1970s, but most members have been active in the music business.

According to the theater, the Cowsills had their lives turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina, which hit the gulf coast in August 2005. Living in New Orleans at the time were siblings Susan and Barry. Susan and her family lost their home and belongings; her brother, Barry, did not get out of New Orleans before Katrina hit and perished in the storm.

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Sunday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. $45. 203-438-5795,

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