The Rain, the Park and Other Things peaked at no 4 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 31 January 1968.
The band was formed in 1965 by brothers Bill, Bob, and Barry Cowsill; their brother John joined a short time later. Originally Bill and Bob played guitar and Barry played the drums. When John learned to play drums and joined the band, Barry began playing bass. After their initial success, the brothers were joined by their siblings Susan and Paul along with their mother, Barbara. A seventh sibling, Bob’s twin brother Richard, was never part of the band during its heyday, although he occasionally appeared with them in later years.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cowsills
This was the breakthrough hit for the family group The Cowsills who were the forerunner of The Osmonds, a group that would appear on the same record label a few years later. Unlike the Osmonds, the kids’ mother Barbara also features on the recordings.
This song is known to many as ‘The Flower Girl’. Studio musicians were brought in for the recording, a practice that continued until 1969 when the Cowsill family were allowed to play their own musical instruments.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-cowsills/the-rain-the-park-and-other-things
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