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The Cowsills at Du Quoin
August 25, 1969
The Southern Illinoisan

The Cowsills performed at a show for teenagers at Du Quoin State Fair Saturday and drew a crowd of nearly 7,000. From left are Bobby, 20; John, 13; Barry, 14; Barbara mother of the brood; Susan, 10 and Paul, 17. Dick Cowsill, Bobby's twin brother, is serving in the Army in Vietnam and is due back home this month. Bill Cowsill, oldest of the children, is producing a show in California. Bud Cowsill, father of the singing family, is a retired Navy chief petty officer from Newport, R.I., who helped the family get started on their musical career as a hobby. He calls himself the "babysitter" for the group. After leaving Du Quoin, The Cowsills headed for music dates at the Essex County Fair in Vermont and at Asbury Park, N.J.

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