Susan Cowsill

  1. Susan Dey,  The Patridge Family, TV, 1970-1974.      Oh, so the lovely Dey  was  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  patriarch and manger, Bud Cowsill, ordered his guys  back home to Newport, Rhode Island. The Cowsills self-destructed by 1971 – three years before the Partridges.   The little Susan became the most successful Cowsill  in various bands (her own, included) leading to her first solo album in 2005.

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