"Wonderful Summer" - Robin Ward (vinyl) by scottrek2 published on 2011-08-06T18:33:37Z 1963 vinyl 45..While "Robin Ward" was disappearing from the record charts, Jackie Ward, her real name, session singing career was becoming quite lucrative. In the 1970s she worked similarly for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.& the carol Burnett Show.Her voice is heard in dozens of television theme songs, including Flipper; Batman; Star Trek: The Original Series; Love, American Style; Maude (with Donny Hathaway providing the lead vocal); and The Partridge Family. She has sung in hundreds of television commercials, most notably those for Rice-a-Roni ("The San Francisco treat"). The theme song was not the only recording that she did for The Partridge Family: she was one of a group of four background vocalists—herself, brothers John and Tom Bahler, and Ron Hicklin—to record all the music for television play and record releases while "posing" as the Partridge Family (only two members of the TV series—Shirley Jones and David Cassidy—recorded with them). and backup singing for dozens of major recording artists, including Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Gordon Lightfoot, The Carpenters, Cass Elliott, and Joan Baez.