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No one is in the picture, it is just their house and white 1960 Ford station wagon that was their family car at the time." "Well...see, we use to jump off it, smash glass jars filled with live bee's on it, and then run like hell!!!!! " Barry joined the group around the age of seven playing drums.
....ummm,,,, I sleepedwalked out on to it once when I was five....periwinkles off of it and then boil them in water and eat them with a straight pin..............shelter from the wind after long luxurious days down on gray rock beach,,,,,and last but certainly not least spread our brothers Bill and Barry 's ashes there. How lucky you are to have lived at such a beautiful place. Once John had made it to the magic age of seven, Barry moved over to bass guitar to make room for John on drums. Their first performance as a foursome was at the Red Men's Carnival at King's Park in Newport, Rhode Island (In 1965 this carnival was held July 4-10th), just down the hill from their home of Halidon Hall.
Without a contract, they went into the studio and recorded an Artie Kornfield (one of the main folks in the original Woodstock)/Steve Duboff song, "The Rain, The Park and Other Things", and Lenny Stogel took the package to MGM who signed The Cowsills and added Barbara to the group.
(By the way, Bob say the video of TRTP&OT with the little train was shot at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.) The Cowsills were off and running. They appear on almost every popular show at the time and had their own NBC special, A Family Thing, which aired November 28, 1968.
This was the only time The Cowsills worked with a choreographer.
What the Cowsills boys found was happening was the music side being made less important to the producers, and the production side a greater priority.
Susan had joined the group now and Bill and Bob, especially, found it hard to carry on their musical dreams.
The Cowsills were one of the first (if not THE first) celebrities with a million dollar contract for product endorsement, as they became spokespersons for the American Dairy Association. (At the end of The Fun Song you can hear Bill yelling, "Alright knock it off" to his siblings.) Bill was caught smoking pot by his father in 1970 and was kicked out of the group.
I remember being so impressed with the old house and location right on the ocean.My father was a violin/fiddle player and had his own band and radio show every Saturday on WHBC in the 1950's.Billy and I were the same age and both of our families lived at Meyers Lake in Canton, Ohio we were best friends.When we were kids we were in scouts and went just about everywhere together.Billy and Bob started getting interested in playing guitars and started having some 'sessions' with my dad at our home and they got pretty good.