The Cowsills In Books

The Rock Revolution
by Arnold Shaw
Crowell - Collier Press 1969


Page 181:
Effective on stage as on disk, they do a mixed-generation set of imitations that that includes the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys—and Johnny Mathis and Dean Martin. The eastern rock scene also includes two family groups.

The Cowsills of Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, are nine if you include father Bud who acts as manager and son Dick who is the lighting expert and road manager. On stage or on mike, there are seven, running the gamut from Susan 8, John 11 (drums), Barry 14 (bass), Paul 16, Bob 18 (organist), Bill 20 (lead guitarist) and Mother Cowsill (harmony singer), a young 40. The story of the Cowsills ...

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