July 12th, 1928 was the birthday of Barbara Cowsill, who performed along with her children in the family band The Cowsills.

Cowsill was born Barbara Claire Russell in Cranston and married William “Bud” Cowsill in 1947. Bud got involved in the music business in the 1960’s and created The Cowsills, a family band, often cited as the model for the popular TV series “The Partridge Family.”

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