Barry Cowsill

  1. Danny Bonaduce, The Patridge Family, TV, 1970-1974.     Oh, so Shirley Jones and step-son David Cassidy were Plan B… ?  Exactly! Plan A was a real family bubblegum music unit of six squabblers – The Cowsills.  Until the suits preferred Shirley (an Oscar-winning  actress, after all) to Barbara Cowsill, matriarch and singer.  Then, the  patriatrch and manger, Bud Cowsill, ordered his guys  back home to Newport, Rhode Island. It was Bonaduce who revealed that only Cassidy could actually sing  and play musical instruments. David had  a solo career – far more successful than Barry’s. 

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