MUNCIE – The Cowsills, the popular folk rock recording group, will present the first student pop concert at Emens Auditorium, Ball State University, following the Ball State – Butler football game on Saturday, Sept. 27. Curtain time is 8 p.m.
The Cowsills new recording on the MGM label was released Sept. 7. On one side is the theme For “Love, American Style,” the new ABC-TV series which debuts on the network Sept 22.
“Love American Style theme marks the first time a top 40 record artist – in this case seven artists – has been signed to sing the title song for a television series.
Brothers Bob, Paul, John and Barry and sister, Susan – rocketed to fame in June, 1967 with their first MGM album, “The Cowsills.” Since then they have recorded six more albums including “The Cowsills – We Can Fly,” “The Cowsills – Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools,” “The Best of the Cowsills,” “The Cowsills in Concert” and “The Cowsills in Concert II.”
The family pop group has done well on television, too, appearing on such shows as Dick Cavett, Johnny Cash, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas & Jonathan Winters shows, Hollywood Palace and Kraft Music Hall. They also appeared in an NBC-TV special called “The Wonderful World of Pizazz” and the Timex special, “The Family Thing.”
Tickets for the Cowsills are now on sale at the Emens Auditorium box office. It is the first of several pop shows sponsored by the Student Auditorium Advisory Committee composed of students. They used the profits from pop shows for the Ball State Student Foundation, an organization of students helping students. Money goes for scholarships and student loans.