DEKALB – The Family that sings together and swings together, the Cowsills will perform two concerts Nov. 22 for Northern Illinois University audiences.
Tickets go on sale Sunday at 2 p.m. in the University Center Illinois Room, located on the second floor. Prices are $4.50, $4 and $2.25.
The group, whose popularity began when they performed in the Newport Music Festival sing a wide variety of songs appealing to most age groups. Among their hit recordings are “We Can Fly,” “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” “Indian Lake,” “The Flower Girl,” and their million-seller “Hair,” which topped the pop charts for weeks. They have also recorded five albums including “The Cowsills’ Greatest Hits.”
They have made many concert and television appearances including the Mike Douglas Show and the Ed Sullivan Show.
Each of the six family members in the group adds his own individual touch to the musical sound and personality. The head of the family, and the only non-singer, Bud, serves as producer and supervisor. Barbara, the mother, and son Bob lead the group. Barry plays bass, John does the drum work, Paul plays the organ, and young Susan is a vocalist. Two other family members, formerly in the group, are Dick, now serving in Vietnam, and Bill, now married and producing records on his own.