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Cowsills, Large and Small, At Auditorium Next Sunday
December 7, 1969
Lincoln Journal
Lincoln, Nebraska


Susan and Barbara (Mother) Cowsill

The singing Cowsill family will be in Lincoln next Sunday at 3 p.m. to present a public show geared toward the whole family at Pershing Auditorium.

June 1967 marked the explosion of the Cowsills into the national musical scene with their first MGM album, “The Cowsills,” which contained the group’s first million-seller, “The Rain, the Park and Other Things.”

Bob started on the guitar at age 7, joining older brother Bill as a duo. Barry reached 7 and reached for the bongos, later switching to bass guitar – after teaching John a single drum beat which sparked him to become the youngest drummer in the U.S. today.

Paul only recently switched from the backstage to performing aspect of the Cowsill life, making his debut as keyboard man on the sextet’s second million-seller “Hair.” Barbara (Mother Cowsill) found herself conned into joining and then Susan convinced “the boys” to accept her as one of the Cowsills in time for the “We Can Fly” album. Bill no longer performs with the group.

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