The Cowsills were the first family rock band. Their hits “The Rain, The Park, And Other Things” “Indian Lake” and “Hair” topped the charts in the 1960′s.
TV’s “The Partridge Family” was based on the singing Cowsills, whose Mom, Barbara (like Shirley Jones), was part of the band. The Cowsill have a critically acclaimed documentary “Family Band” which has played film festivals and airs on Showtime.
“Family Band: The True Story of The Cowsills” is both a heartwarming and tear jerking masterpiece which shows the teen Cowsills grow up and struggle with life “after pop music stardom.”
4 of the original Cowsills, led by brother Bob, still perform shows together, singing harmonies with their own kids in the band. Their album from the 1990′s “Global” is a true gem and caught the attention of Tom Hanks recently who also was highly moved by their documentary.
Hanks, who did the film “That Thing You Do!” about a fictitious 60′s pop group is now developing a theatrical movie on the Cowsills story