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Cowsills Sign Contract To Appear On Show
October 28, 1967
Kokomo Morning Times/Town Crier
Kokomo Indiana

The Cowsills, new vocal and instrumental group whose recording of "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" is climbing the best-seller charts, have been signed to an exclusive two-year television contract for 10 performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Four of the appearances will be this season, the first on Oct 29.

The Cowsills are a family consisting of Barbara and Bud Cowsill - he's a retired U.S. Navy petty officer - and their seven children. Barbara, the mother, Bill, 19, Bob, 18, Barry, 11, John, 10, and Susan, 8, are the performers; Bud, the father, Dick, 18 (Bob's twin), and Paul, 16, work behind the scenes.

"We consider the Cowsills one of the most promising musical groups to come along in some time," said producer Bob Precht. "they have an exciting contemporary sound as well as family appeal."

The family lives in a 22 room house in Newport, R.I.

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