The Cowsills Podcast

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Executive Producer Dr. Rock Positano

Hi, we're The Cowsills! Welcome to the Cowsills podcasts where we share music stories from all walks of life. We love to have fun, even when we're being serious. Everyone deserves a breather, right? If that's true for you, you have arrived at the right place at the right time. Sit back, relax, and escape with us into our world of harmony, laughter, and tomfoolery.

To send a question to The Cowsills please e-mail the show at info@cowsill.com

Episode Date
13: Howard Kaylan and The Cowsills are Happy Together
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If there were ever an episode to have on video, it would be this one. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes tomfoolery you'll miss without it!

This week, we bring on the legendary, boss Howard Kaylan. He shares the story behind the big con of becoming The Turtles, we compare stories from The Happy Together Tour, and discuss why Howard's voice is sampled in our new album.

Song of the Week: Ya Gotta Get Up!
Jun 16, 2021
12: Here's The Story of Barry Williams
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In today's episode, we pull back the curtain and share how grateful we are for our Executive Producer Dr. Rock Positano. We reminisce on how Dr. Rock found us and ended up being exactly the guy we were looking for. Fast forward to now, he's been a part of the making of our next album, The Rain, The Park, and Other Things as well as this very podcast!

We're also thrilled to announce our guest for this week, Barry Williams. You may have heard of him by the name of Greg Brady from the Brady Bunch. Barry's body of work goes through every decade and continually puts out great stuff. We could talk to him for hours.

Song of the Week: My Home Town by Barry Williams and The Traveliers
Jun 09, 2021
11: Chuck Negron Brings Joy To The Cowsills Podcast
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First and foremost, happy birthday to the lovely Susan Cowsilll! Today's episode was recorded on Susan's birthday and so of course we couldn't start the episode without wishing her the best.

The three of us talk through our gripes, we answer more of your questions, and share a little bit of pufferfish trivia courtesy of Paul.

Our special guest this week is Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night. The group is one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, selling approximately 60 million records.

Song of the Week: Easy To Be Hard
Jun 02, 2021
10: The Cowsills Answer Your Questions
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Welcome back to The Cowsills Podcast! We've reached the 10th episode of our show and we're thrilled to have you all along for this journey. A special thanks to Barb, Kim, and everyone else who sent in questions for us.
This episode is the first of once-monthly episodes without any guests. We just have so much to say! To have your question featured in the next episode, send an email over to info@cowsill.com.
May 26, 2021
09: Vicki and Debbie Peterson of The Bangles Tell All
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Today we're jumping two generations, right into the 80s, with sisters Vicki and Debbie Peterson of The Bangles. The band was no stranger to the U.S. top 10 list during the 1980s, with "Manic Monday" (1986), "Walk Like an Egyptian" (1986), "Hazy Shade of Winter" (1987), "In Your Room" (1988), and "Eternal Flame" (1989). Now, we're lucky enough to call them family.
We share the behind the scenes of being featured in teen magazines, stories from the road, and the Bangles breakup blindside, along with many many other hard hitting stories. Join us for an extended episode of The Cowsill's Podcast with The Bangles.

Song of the Week: Walk Like An Egyptian
May 19, 2021
08: Archie’s Party with Ron Dante & Toni Wine
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In this episode we’re revisiting the first ever Cowsill’s tour as a family, flying out to Los Angeles to stay and perform at the Century City Plaza. We reminisce about the games we played, competitions we started, and the trouble we would get into on the road.

We have Ron Dante and Toni Wine on the show, and you may not know them by name, but you definitely know them by voice. They’re the anonymous vocals behind the fictional band, The Archies. The animated cartoon phenomenon that put out records that achieved worldwide success, including one of their greatest hits, “Sugar, Sugar”!

As the youngest performers on Don Kirshner's label, just 13 and 14 years old, they sang back up for many bands, cartoons, tv and radio commercials throughout the 60s and 70s. We’re talking to them about what it was like growing up together in the music business and how they felt about their anonymity! To this day they are the only band in history to have a number one hit without ever performing for an audience!

Song of the Week: "Sugar Sugar"
May 12, 2021
07: Into Something Good With Peter Noone
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We’re kicking off this episode with some exciting Cowsills news! Rhythm of the World, an album where we’ve mixed 20 songs together, is now complete and mastered, so stay tuned!

This episode we’re talking about our first ever cross-country tour, flying for the first time, and going out to Los Angeles to perform. We reminisce about the trip and what an eye-opening experience it was for us as kids never having been outside of New England before.

We welcome Peter Noone onto the show, and he joins the conversation, telling us about his first tour around England with Herman’s Hermits, when he was just 16 years old. He talks about the success he had at such a young age, and the fact that he had his first hit record when he still lived with his grandparents!

Peter tells us about a chance encounter he had with The Beatles and how much it motivated him. He started rehearsing and performing 24/7 with the Hermits, and because people saw them so often, they became convinced they were good. And they most certainly were! Herman's Hermits sold more than 60 million records, and 7 of their albums reached gold status, all before Peter was 25 years old.

Song of the Week: "There's a Kind of Hush"
May 05, 2021
06: There’s Something Happening Here with Richie Furay
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We kick things off by taking you back to the very first time each of us performed for a live audience and what the experience was like. We’re going back to performances around Newport, Rhode Island where we grew up, from King’s Park to school performances at St. Johns, to performing down on Bannister’s Wharf.

We welcome the legendary Richie Furay onto the show, one of the original members of The Buffalo Springfield! Richie is one of the lead vocalists on songs such as "For What It's Worth", "Kind Woman", "Bluebird", and "Mr. Soul", and he’s answering all our lingering questions about the band over the years. We dig into how they recorded some of their bigger hits, rumored band disputes, and finally, we demand to know why they broke our hearts and split up in 1968!

The music didn’t stop there! The Buffalo Springfield band members continued to make some of the most influential music of our generation. Stills went on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash, Furay and Messina formed Poco, and Young launched his solo career. In 1969, Young reunited with Stills in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The Buffalo Springfield was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and their legacy remains alive and well!

Song of the week: "Kind Woman"
Apr 28, 2021
05: We’ve Got Bill Medley and That Lovin Feelin
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We have the legendary Bill Medley in the studio, and we’re talking about everything from the shared characteristics and connections between The Righteous Brothers and The Cowsills, what it’s like to still be singing the songs we sang our 20s, and how we’re stretching ourselves (literally doing pilates!) to keep the music and our vocals alive during a pandemic.


Bill tells us the story of how he and Bobby Hatfield came to meet, forming The Righteous Brothers, and what it was like to record ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin Feeling’ and have it grow to be a number one hit!


Bill recounts their performance on the Ed Sullivan show, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and his own brief but successful, career in country music. And finally, we talk about Bucky Heard, how they met, and Bill’s decision to revive The Righteous Brothers with Bucky in 2016, 13 years after the passing of Bobby Hatfield.

Song of the week: "Just Once In My Life"
Apr 21, 2021
04: And Then Along Came Jim Yester, One of Our Favorite Associations
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We’re back, not canceled, and fired up about decreasing covid cases! In this episode, we’re talking to our very special guest and dear friend, Jim Yester, the last original member of The Association. We reminisce about 1966 road trips to New York City where we’d listen to Along Comes Mary, and the voice of Jim Yester on the car radio and then watching him perform on the Ed Sullivan show.


Jim tells us about joining The Association, what it was like replacing Bob Page in the band, and how he came to sing lead vocals on Along Comes Mary. He retells stories from the road and how the comedic relief the band was known for became a part of their concerts.


We ask about The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and what it felt like to be there for 3 days with all the bands. Today the festival is remembered for being the first-ever rock and roll festival, but Jim explains that back then they couldn’t have imagined what they were starting!

Song of the week: "Along Comes Mary"
Apr 14, 2021
03: Dennis Tufano and The Cowsills Plan a Tour
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Our good friend, Dennis Tufano joins the show today for some hard-hitting questions and a bit of tomfoolery.

Dennis candidly retells his journey of The Buckingham's conception and how quickly the band ramped up to be declared 1967's "most listened to band in America" by Billboard Magazine. He takes us through the years and the names that all went into Dennis's unbelievable career.
And, of course, we have to ask about The Ed Sullivan Show and compare notes!

Song of the Week: "Kind of a Drag"
Apr 02, 2021
02: The Sophomore Episode: A Conversation with John Cowsill on Ed Sullivan
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Today in the studio we have our brother, John Cowsill! John holds the record of being in the most bands in our family and subsequently has quite a collection of stories.

We start off comparing notes on each of out own recollections of how John joined our band, The Cowsills. From there, we walk through how our 10 show contract with The Ed Sullivan Show turned into just 2, John's journey of his behind the scenes experiences of working with The Beach Boys, what we can expect coming next, and so much more!

Song of the Week: "First Thing You'll Be"
Apr 01, 2021
01: We're The Cowsills
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We're the band that had their mother in the group. We're the band that they based The Partridge Family TV show off of. We're the band with their song in Dumb & Dumber. And now, we're the band that's starting a podcast.

We're The Cowsills and we're here to talk about anything and everything; stories from the road, interviews with musicians, and lots of laughs.

We've got a lot of good things coming your way. Subscribe to have our new episodes delivered right to your podcast app each week!
Mar 31, 2021