RIMHOF to celebrate, honor and preserve
April 25, 2013
North Kingston Times
North Kingston, Rhode Island
The Cowsills from Bannister's Wharf in Newport, The Cowsills carried their glorious pop harmonies to the world in the 1960's and 70s.
THE COWSILLS – From Bannister’s Wharf m Newport, The Cowsills earned their glorious pop harmonies to the world in the 1960s and 70s. Along the way, they garnered
three Top-10 hits - and another nine Billboard chart entries - making them one of the most successful Rhode Island acts of all time. Their early singles featured a four-piece lineup of brothers Bill, Bob, Barry and John. By the time they’d begun their string of hits for MGM Records, they’d added their mom, Barbara, to the mix and then brought in sister Susan and brother Paul for their second album. After pursuing successful solo careers in the ‘80s and ‘90s (most notably Susan with The Continental Drifters and
Bill with The Blue Shadows on the Americana scene; and John as the drummer-in-residence for The Beach Boys), the group reformed in 1999 for an album under Bob’s direction and reestablished itself as a major concert attraction. The Cowsills have become universally recognized as pioneers of the joyful genre of Rock ‘n’ Roll now referred to as “Sunshine Pop.”