Here Come The Brides
By Western critic
Based on the popular musical, "Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers", Here Comes the Brides was a pioneer western series
starring Robert Brown ("Primus"), David Soul ("Starsky
& Hutch"), and pop-idol Bobby Sherman ("Shindig",
"Getting Together") as the Bolt brothers, owners of a Seattle
timber business who import numerous Eastern woman into their rough &
tumble bachelor camp.
The series also featured veteran film star Joan Blondell ("A Tree
Grows In Brooklyn"), as a saloon owner not unlike Gunsmoke's
Miss Kitty Russell. The theme "Seattle", gave Sherman a top ten
hit which fueled several more including "Julie, Julie, Julie (Do Ya
Love Me?)" & "Jennifer".
In 1974, Sherman & actor Wes Stern were spun-off from guest roles
in "The Partridge Family" to
play struggling song writing musicians in, "Getting
Together". The series was short-lived, but gave Sherman another
LP and a couple of top 30 songs.
Today Robert Brown is retired from stage and TV, Soul is living in
Europe (Spain at last report), and Sherman volunteers his time &
energy as a Los Angeles paramedic. Although the series lasted on ABC
Friday nights for about 2 1/2 years, it remains a sentimental favorite
with Boomers, both male and female. The last time (I believe) the series
ran on US TV was back in 1987-88 on the Family Channel.