Barry Cowsill Missing in NOLA?
Kitty pointed me
to this story
:Barry Cowsill, who with the rest of his '60s pop star family sang their vintage hit ``Hair'' at Fenway Park during the last epic Red Sox-Yankees showdown, has been missing from New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck.
The Cowsills are desperately seeking information on the whereabouts of Barry, who left a dire phone message for his sister from the eye of the storm last month.
The troubled former star, who has had substance abuse problems, was caught in N'Awlins as the storm ravaged the city, and his siblings feared he'd been washed away.
I'll never forget hearing "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" (I love a flower girl...) for the first time in 1967. They had terrific harmony. My personal favorite song of theirs is "Indian Lake", and of course they had the monster hit "Hair", which is probably the reason the article includes this:The former hippie band from Newport, R.I., reunited just about a year ago to belt out ``Hair'' in homage to Johnny, Manny, Pedro, Bronson and all the Follically Faithful – as well as their late mum, Barbara, who was a huge Red Sox fan.
Any notion that they were a hippie band is hilarious:
A couple of Cowsill trivia tidbits: They sang the theme song to the TV skit show, "Love American Style" in the early 1970s. Bill Cowsill was considered as a replacement for Brian Wilson in the Beach Boys touring company. And of course, they were the real-life inspiration for "The Partridge Family".
Let's hope Barry turns up safe and sound.