The Cowsills, a family that plays, sings and makes money together, will headline Brigham Young University's 1969 Homecoming concert Thursday, Oct 30.
Advanced Tickets for the concert, which also will feature a group called "The Carnival," will go on sale Monday, Oct. 27 in the Wilkinson Center. The public is invited.
June 1967 marks the entry of the Cowsills onto the national music scene with a gold record entitled "the Rain, the Park and Other Things." The melodic psychedelic sound appealed to youthful listeners, while the fact that the Cowsills were a family made fans out of over-30 music lovers.
A second hit, "We Can Fly," established the Cowsills as more than a novelty act and made them into one of the most sought-after groups on the concert circuit. MGM Records launched a heavy campaign for the Cowsills saying, "With a name like Cowsill, it has to be good."
Literal creators of the Cowsills are Bud and Barbara Cowsill, who placed musical instruments in their children's hands at an early age. Bob and Dick, 20-year-old twin brothers, Paul, 16, Barry, 15, John, 13, and 10-year-old Susan, along with their mother, are the actual on-stage performers.