The Cowsills Plan New Album, Ask Fans’ Help

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The Cowsills receive their gold record for “The Rain, the Park and Other Things” from MGM Records President Mort Nasatir, 1967. (Photo from Wikipedia)

It’s been more than two decades since The Cowsills—the family group that started in the ’60s —has recorded a new studio album, although three core members—Bob, Paul and Susan Cowsill—still tour regularly (they are currently on the 2018 Happy Together Tour—go here for tickets). Now, the group is planning to return to the studio, and they’ve launched a campaign on Pledge Music to help get the sessions funded.

On the Cowsills’ page on the crowdfunding site, where they are pictured in the seven-piece ’60s lineup that included their mom, they posted:

“We’re The Cowsills! You probably know us from hits like ‘The Rain, The Park and Other Things’ or ‘Hair.’ Or you might know us as those kids from the 60’s who inspired the Partridge Family!

“We’ve been touring for many years and have made records over the years that we’re incredibly proud of, and have been wanting to get back into the studio for a long time. The time for a new Cowsills album has finally come, and we need your help to make it happen.

“In exchange for your generous donation towards our goal for the project, we’ve got lots of really fun and exciting things up our sleeves! You know the deal. Signed CDs, posters and vinyl, as well as really cool opportunities like house concerts and exclusive looks into the recording process. We don’t want this to be just a standard crowdfunding campaign—we want our fans to be instrumental in getting new Cowsills music out into the world.

“We can’t wait to take this journey with you! Let’s make an incredible album together.”

Watch the Cowsills on last year’s Happy Together Tour

The singing group earned two #2 singles, “Hair,” and the beautiful “The Rain, The Park and Other Things.”

Related: What were the top hits of 1969?

Fans are encouraged to donate anywhere from $10, for which they will receive a digital download of the completed album, to $30,000, which gives the generous fan “Executive Producer” credit and all sorts of perks. Fans can also gain backstage access and other perks for donations at various levels.

On the group’s Facebook page, they noted that the pledge drive was going well so far and thanked fans who helped out.

Related: Our recap of one of the early dates of the 2018 tour

Happy Together 2018 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

June 23 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
June 24 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
June 27 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 28 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
June 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
June 30 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre

The Cowsills today

Jul 12 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys By the Bay
Jul 13 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Ballroom
Jul 14 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
Jul 15 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
Jul 18 – Sacramento, CA – Calif. State Fair
Jul 19 – Medford, OR – Britt Pavilion
Jul 20 – Lincoln City, OR – Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Aug 05 – West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair
Aug 08 – Effinham, IL – Effingham Perf. Ctr
Aug 09 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion for the Perf. Arts
Aug 10 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino
Aug 11 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino
Aug 12 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
Aug 13 – Indianpolis, IN – Indiana State Fairgrounds
Aug 15 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Aug 17 – Aurora, IL – Paramount Theatre
Aug 18 – St. Charles, MO – Family Arena
Aug 19 – Kansas City, MO – Muriel Kaufman Theatre
Aug 21 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair
Aug 23 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities PAC
Aug 24 – Onamia, MN – Grand Casino Mille Lacs Event Center
Aug 26 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

Watch the Cowsills’ Pledge Music introduction video

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  1. Dino
    #1 Dino 8 June, 2018, 01:36

    The Cowsills on tour again and what a tour but no mention of the UK. Im sure they would be a massive draw with the fans over here.

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  2. Billy K.
    #2 Billy K. 9 June, 2018, 18:30

    They mentioned pledges for money, understandably….but. what about the songs?? Have they written enough new material……….or will they welcome song contributions from fans?

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