November 21, 2012
The first phase of The Four Seasons career was coming to an end. They had produced dozens of hits for the Vee Jay and Philips Label’s. Their last gasp was “A Patch Of Blue,” which was issued in May of 1970. The music world was changing as the new decade dawned and it just made the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart at number 94.
They would not have another hit until the disco era of the mid 1970s when they would top the charts once again. “A Patch Of Blue” remains one of the bands more obscure singles.
December 16, 2011
The Cowsills are best remembered for their series of late 1960s pop hits which featured mother Barbara and young sister Susan.
They began their career as a more traditional rock band with brothers Bill, Bob, Barry, and John playing a lead and rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. Spotted playing in Newport, Rhode island, they were invited to perform on THE TODAY SHOW. This led to a contract with the Mercury label and a single released on the Philips label.
“Most Of All” was released during 1966 and bubbled under on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart when it reached number 118.
It was a catchy pop song that deserved more. Philips responded by not re-newing their contract. It all ended well for The Cowsills as their next release was “The Rain, The Park, And Other Things,” which would reach number two.
August 7, 2011
The music world was quickly changing during the late 1960s and The Four Seasons brand of catchy, lightweight pop was becoming a thing of the past.
The Four Seasons would try to adjust their sound during the late sixties but their string of big hits was coming to an end. They would make a comeback during the disco era.
“Saturday’s Father” was an attempt to add a litle psychedelic atmosphere to their music but they just did not have it in them. It was their first single on the Philips label not to chart.
It remains a deservedly forgotten part of their 1960s catalogue, which contained some of the finest pop of the era.