Eddy Arnold, one of the top three recording artists of all time, will have his own new stage show to the Canton Auditorium for one performance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
His elaborate concert-variety production will include his own orchestra of 15 selected musicians; The Cowsills, the nationally famous music family that one time lived in Canton, the Stiller and Meara, frequent stars of the Ed Sullivan program. The 2 1/2 hour show ill give Eddy Arnold time to sing all his favorite hit recordings.
In 1967, Arnold was named "Entertainer of the Year" by the Country Music Association. His TV appearances on the Kraft Music Hall have brought him new popularity and he has built his stage entertainment for this tour along the lines of one of his VT spectaculars.
The Cowsills family of seven rock-pop singers and instrumentalists, were added to the show to give the teen-agers a touch of strictly class modern rolling rhythm. Also, Arnold likes to sing duets with little nine-year old Susan Cowsill, who was born in Canton.
Stiller and Meara, the tall Irish girl and the short Jewish companion familiar to all TV fans, add a touch of big-time vaudeville to the show.