Inspired by the popular 1960's musical family The Cowsills, the Patridges told the story of five kids, their widowed mother, and their manager as they sing music and live their typical rock star suburban lives in beautiful Southern California. Their sitcom lasted for four seasons, during which time eight albums were released.  Their third album was Sound Magazine, which came out in 1971 (the second of three to come out that year), with music written by famous songsters including Paul Anka, Bobby Hart and Rupert Holmes.  It went certified gold and is considered by fans to be one of the best they ever released.