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Howie Green's Ruphus Album Cover Cow - Cow Parade Boston

Howie Green's "Ruphus the Boston Moosic Cow" was an official entry in the 2006 Cow Parade Boston. The cow introduced on May 18 at the official Cows Parade kickoff party in City Square Park, Charlestown, MA and then moved to the front entrance of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on Tremont Street where it was on display for the remainder of the Parade.

Rufus (Ruphus) sold in the live auction on Sept. 22 at the Boston Marriott Hotel and now resides in a private collection.

If the person who now owns Ruphus could email me again I would appreciate it since I misplaced the previous email you sent me.



Click here to see photos of Rufus on parade
at the Opening Event on May 18, 2006.

8/4/06: Film maker Joseph McLauchlan filmed Howie for a segement for Current TV with Rufus on location in downtown Boston.

4/20/06: Extending Howie's ongoing series of album cover paintings in a new and unusual direction Rufus contains over 30 album covers by Boston-based bands starting back in the late 1960s with The Lost and Teddy and the Pandas and through to the current scene with the Dresden Dolls and Apollo Sunshine. See the list of bands below and our apologies to anyone we missed. We consulted with several Boston pop music historians and based our selection on various criteria including mostly that the bands had to have actually produced an album. We had to limit our selection to bands and not individual performers. On the tail in gold embossed paint Howie wrote "In tribute to all the musicians over the years who made Boston such a diverse musical scene".

Bands included on Rufus - in no particular order:
  • Aerosmith
  • Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band
  • Apollo Sunshine
  • The Barbarians
  • Beacon Street Union
  • Bell Biv Devoe
  • Boston
  • The Breeders
  • The Cars
  • The Del Fuegos
  • The Dresden Dolls
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Duke and the Drivers
  • Earth Opera
  • Extreme
  • The Fools
  • Human Sexual Response
  • J. Geils Band
  • Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
  • Lemonheads
  • The Lost
  • Lyres
  • Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • Mission of Burma
  • The Modern Lovers
  • The Neighborhoods
  • The Nervous Eaters
  • New Edition
  • New Kids on the Block
  • Orpheus
  • The Paley Brothers
  • Pastiche
  • The Real Kids
  • The Remains
  • Teddy and the Pandas
  • Throwing Muses
  • Til Tuesday
Is Boston a GREAT city for music or what!!??