Singing famiy on 'Willis Clan' nothing new to television
June 27, 2013
Johnson County, Indiana
Singing families are nothing new to television. Viewers of a certain vintage may recall the King Family holiday specials on ABC or the Lennon sisters on “The Lawrence Welk Show.” The fictional “Partridge Family” television show was at least partly inspired by The Cowsills, a large singing brood that appeared on everything from “The Ed Sullivan Show” to “Love, American Style” during the family’s late 1960s heyday. No list of singing TV families would be complete without the Osmonds. They had been a TV singing staple since the late 1950s and were later overshadowed by younger siblings Donny and Marie, who had their own eponymous variety show.
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