The Cowsills were one of the very few successful pop groups from my native Rhode Island. Brothers Bill, Bob, Paul, Barry, and John, sister Susan, and mother Barbara were the forerunners of The Partridge Family.
“The Rain, The Park, & Other Things” was their first single release to reach the charts when it spent two weeks at number two during the fall of 1967. They would go on to have seven more chart entries through 1969.
It was light weight and breezy pop with Bill Cowsill’s vocal floating above their harmonies. A perfect song for AM radio play.
Bill Cowsill passed away several years ago and mother Barbara back in 1985. Susan Cowsill released a new solo album several months ago. “The Rain, The Park, & Other Things” remains thier best and most memorable song.