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I almost forgot that The Cowsills performed the theme song for Season 1 of the ABC romantic comedy/anthology series "Love: American Style" during the 1969-1970 season.

The tune was co-written by composer Charles Fox, who later shared a 1973-1974 Grammy Award with Norman Gimbel for Song of the Year -- Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song." Flack also won two Grammys for the song, including Record of the Year.

Now here's what blows my mind. Beginning with Season 2 (and continuing through Season  5), the song was performed by The Ron Hicklin Singers, a group of professional studio recording artists (billed for the show as The Charles Fox Singers). As it turns out, they provided non-David Cassidy vocals for The Partridge Family.

 

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1 hour ago, Sepiatone said:

"Nice" is not a word I've ever heard associated with The Cowsills, who I thankfully forgot ALL ABOUT until you guys came along with your clips and all... :angry:

Sepiatone

Did you really need to post that?  You have absolutely no idea of how many posts I don't follow through with on here.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

I almost forgot that The Cowsills performed the theme song for Season 1 of the ABC romantic comedy/anthology series "Love: American Style" during the 1969-1970 season.

The tune was co-written by composer Charles Fox, who later shared a 1973-1974 Grammy Award with Norman Gimbel for Song of the Year -- Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song." Flack also won two Grammys for the song, including Record of the Year.

Now here's what blows my mind. Beginning with Season 2 (and continuing through Season  5), the song was performed by The Ron Hicklin Singers, a group of professional studio recording artists (billed for the show as The Charles Fox Singers). As it turns out, they provided non-David Cassidy vocals for The Partridge Family.

 

Smells like recording studio/copyright issues to me.  I don't know the specifics in this time period, but they did jump around from studio to studio so maybe that had something to do with things...or not.

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7 minutes ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

Smells like recording studio/copyright issues to me.  I don't know the specifics in this time period, but they did jump around from studio to studio so maybe that had something to do with things...or not.

One more thing about The Ron Hicklin Singers. They performed the music for the memorable "South American Getaway" sequence in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969). The bass singer was Thurl Ravenscroft, who was renowned as the longtime voice of Tony the Tiger in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercials ("They're grrrrreat!").

Burt Bacharach and Hal David won two Oscars for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance" -- Best Original Score for a Motion Picture and Best Original Song ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head").

 

 

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

One more thing about The Ron Hicklin Singers. They performed the music for the memorable "South American Getaway" sequence in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969). The bass singer was Thurl Ravenscroft, who was renowned as the longtime voice of Tony the Tiger in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercials ("They're grrrrreat!").

 

And of course jakeem, Thurl's deep basso profundo can also be heard every year around this time when he sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch".

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