Some of the best music made in the last 60 years has been delivered by musical families. Think about it. Everly Brothers, Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Staple Singers, Pointer Sisters, Kings Of Leon, Oasis, and The Cowsills!
Starting in 1965, The Cowsills was composed of 6 siblings, performing their instruments and singing those glorious harmonies as only families can. Originally starting as a regional act, from Newport, Rhode Island, the group was founded by Joda Records owners Danny Sims and reggae pop singer Johnny Nash in the mid 60's for whom they recorded a handful of singles before turning towards more national recognition when they were signed to MGM Records in 1967.
At this point, the group’s mother Barbara and young sister Susan joined the act and they were awarded a gold record for over 1 million copies sold of their very 1st single for MGM, the sublime “The Rain, The Park & Other Things”. This began a series of chart records that dominated the Top 40 for the next 3 years. Among the classic Cowsills recordings are “We Can Fly”, “Indian Lake”, “Hair”, and “Love American Style”.
The group also recorded and charted with 5 successful albums during this time period. The band and their story were even the inspiration for the popular 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family. The group was also a prosperous touring attraction up through 1972, spreading their harmonious hope and love to an adoring fan base. They even had their own comic book published in 1968.
As all families do, the group went through a series of changes, disbanding in 1972. But music never left the soul of this tuneful and melodic kin. Over the years, the group, as individuals, continued to make music and even reunited in 1978 and 1993 to make historic records that are woefully out of print.
Now, nearly 30 years after their last recordings as a group, The Cowsills are returning with new music for the new world. Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce the release of "Rhythm Of The World". 11 brand new songs written by the band. The ambassadors of goodwill and love will be on the road through 2023 thrilling fans with their classic hits and soon to be new favorites.
Omnivore Recordings, September 30th, 2022.