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    Cowsills Lead Singer William Cowsill Dies

    I bet even some of the younger members know this group.

    Cowsills Lead Singer William Cowsill Dies
    By SHELLEY KNAPP (Associated Press Writer)
    From Associated Press
    February 19, 2006 9:04 PM EST

    CALGARY, Alberta - William Cowsill, lead singer of the 1960s singing family band The Cowsills, which inspired the TV series "The Partridge Family," has died. He was 58.

    Cowsill, who was suffering from emphysema, osteoporosis, and other ailments, died in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday, according to the family and Canadian record producer Neil MacGonigill. He had been in deteriorating health.

    The Cowsills, inspiration for the "The Partridge Family," recorded a series of top hits between 1967 and 1970, including "The Rain, The Park and Other Things" and "Hair."

    Four Cowsill brothers played in the band: Barry on bass, William on guitar, Bob on guitar and organ, and John on drums. Their mother, Barbara, and little sister, Susan, eventually joined the group.

    Barry disappeared after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on Aug. 29. His body was recovered Dec. 28 from the Chartres Street Wharf.

    The band's career began in Newport, R.I. They were spotted by a producer for NBC's "Today" show which booked them for an appearance that led to a record deal.

    The band broke up in the 1970s. William, the oldest brother, moved to Canada about 35 years ago, where he continued his music career with Blue Northern, The Blue Shadows and the Co-Dependents.

    Cowsill is survived by two sons.
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    Re: Cowsills Lead Singer William Cowsill Dies

    Wow, he had a lot of health problems for a guy that was relatively young. I heard him on The Don and Mike Show one day, so that's how this "youngin" knows who he was. Hopefully after passing on he's better off than he was in his physical condition towards the end.

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    Re: Cowsills Lead Singer William Cowsill Dies

    "ltrey33" wrote:
    Wow, he had a lot of health problems for a guy that was relatively young. I heard him on The Don and Mike Show one day, so that's how this "youngin" knows who he was. Hopefully after passing on he's better off than he was in his physical condition towards the end.
    It seems a lot of stars die young. Must be the stress of tours, drugs, women, and stuff.
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    Re: Cowsills Lead Singer William Cowsill Dies

    Sorry, I never heard of him. Never the less it is still a tragedy.. Sorry to hear about this

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    "VikesfaninWis" wrote:
    Sorry, I never heard of him. Never the less it is still a tragedy.. Sorry to hear about this
    [size=18px]
    You never heard the song "Hair?"
    [/size]

    The Cowsills - Hair

    She asks me why
    I'm just a hairy guy
    I'm hairy noon and night
    Hair that's a fright
    I'm hairy high and low
    Don't ask me why
    Don't know
    It's not for lack of bread
    Like the Grateful Dead
    Darling

    Gimme head with hair
    Long beautiful hair
    Shining, gleaming,
    Streaming, flaxen, waxen

    Give me down to there hair
    Shoulder length or longer
    Here baby, there mama
    Everywhere daddy daddy

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    Let it fly in the breeze
    And get caught in the trees
    Give a home to the fleas in my hair
    A home for fleas
    A hive for bees
    A nest for birds
    There ain't no words
    For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
    Of my...

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
    Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
    Oily, greasy, fleecy
    Shining, gleaming, streaming
    Flaxen, waxen
    Knotted, polka-dotted
    Twisted, beaded, braided
    Powdered, flowered, and confettied
    Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

    Oh say can you see
    My eyes if you can
    Then my hair's too short

    Down to here
    Down to there
    Down to where
    It stops by itself

    They'll be ga ga at the go go
    When they see me in my toga
    My toga made of blond
    Brilliantined
    Biblical hair

    My hair like Jesus wore it
    Hallelujah I adore it
    Hallelujah Mary loved her son
    Why don't my mother love me?

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    [size=18px]Or "Indian Lake?"[/size]

    The Cowsills - Indian lake

    You take a bus marked "Lakewood Drive"
    And you keep on drivin' till you're out of the city
    Where the air is fine with the sweet smellin pine
    And the countryside's pretty
    And you'll see daffodils peepin over
    The hills or a honey lovin' mama bear

    You take a left at the bridge
    Go down to Quakerforn Ridge
    And in a minute you're there
    (dupe do be do do do )

    Indian Lake is a scene
    You should make with your little one
    Keep it in mind if you're lookin to find
    A place in the summer sun
    Swim in the cove have a snack in the grove
    Or you can rent a canoe at Indian Lake
    You'll be able to make the way the Indians do
    [move]"Our day WILL come!! I just hope I LIVE long enough to see it!"[/move]

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    Re: Cowsills Lead Singer William Cowsill Dies

    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    "VikesfaninWis" wrote:
    Sorry, I never heard of him. Never the less it is still a tragedy.. Sorry to hear about this
    [size=18px]
    You never heard the song "Hair?"
    [/size]

    The Cowsills - Hair

    She asks me why
    I'm just a hairy guy
    I'm hairy noon and night
    Hair that's a fright
    I'm hairy high and low
    Don't ask me why
    Don't know
    It's not for lack of bread
    Like the Grateful Dead
    Darling

    Gimme head with hair
    Long beautiful hair
    Shining, gleaming,
    Streaming, flaxen, waxen

    Give me down to there hair
    Shoulder length or longer
    Here baby, there mama
    Everywhere daddy daddy

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    Let it fly in the breeze
    And get caught in the trees
    Give a home to the fleas in my hair
    A home for fleas
    A hive for bees
    A nest for birds
    There ain't no words
    For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
    Of my...

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
    Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
    Oily, greasy, fleecy
    Shining, gleaming, streaming
    Flaxen, waxen
    Knotted, polka-dotted
    Twisted, beaded, braided
    Powdered, flowered, and confettied
    Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

    Oh say can you see
    My eyes if you can
    Then my hair's too short

    Down to here
    Down to there
    Down to where
    It stops by itself

    They'll be ga ga at the go go
    When they see me in my toga
    My toga made of blond
    Brilliantined
    Biblical hair

    My hair like Jesus wore it
    Hallelujah I adore it
    Hallelujah Mary loved her son
    Why don't my mother love me?

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    [size=18px]Or "Indian Lake?"[/size]

    The Cowsills - Indian lake

    You take a bus marked "Lakewood Drive"
    And you keep on drivin' till you're out of the city
    Where the air is fine with the sweet smellin pine
    And the countryside's pretty
    And you'll see daffodils peepin over
    The hills or a honey lovin' mama bear

    You take a left at the bridge
    Go down to Quakerforn Ridge
    And in a minute you're there
    (dupe do be do do do )

    Indian Lake is a scene
    You should make with your little one
    Keep it in mind if you're lookin to find
    A place in the summer sun
    Swim in the cove have a snack in the grove
    Or you can rent a canoe at Indian Lake
    You'll be able to make the way the Indians do

    Nope sorry! I am 28, when were these guys out? I don't ever recall hearing about them. I love classic rock, but I have no idea what kind of music they sang..

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    Re: Cowsills Lead Singer William Cowsill Dies

    "VikesfaninWis" wrote:
    [quote]"FedjeViking" wrote:
    "VikesfaninWis" wrote:
    Sorry, I never heard of him. Never the less it is still a tragedy.. Sorry to hear

    Gimme head with hair
    Long beautiful hair

    Shining, gleaming,
    Streaming, flaxen, waxen

    [size=18px]Or "Indian Lake?"[/size]

    The Cowsills - Indian lake

    Indian Lake is a scene
    You should make with your little ones.
    Keep it in mind if you're lookin to find
    A place in the summer sun.
    Swim in the cove have a snack in the grove
    Or you can rent a canoe at Indian Lake
    You'll be able to make the way the Indians do
    Nope sorry! I am 28, when were these guys out? I don't ever recall hearing about them. I love classic rock, but I have no idea what kind of music they sang..
    The Cowsills, inspiration for the "The Partridge Family," recorded a series of top hits between 1967 and 1970.
    I also marked the popular verses of those songs so that you may recognize the words. Classis rock stations play "Indian Lake" quite often, especially in the summer.
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