The Cowsills, the celebrated popular singing family will star in their own special on NBC Nov. 23. The Cowsills will sing songs from their large repertoire of hit tunes and folk ballads.
Less than a year ago, the Cowsills were little known outside of their hometown - Newport, R.I. They were discovered by Leonard Stogel, their current manager, and made their network television debut on the Ed Sullivan show, Oct. 27, 1967.
Last February, the clan was featured in a two-hour "special" on NBC-TV's "Today" show. Since then they have toured the world recording several best selling albums, including their latest, "Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools."
Bud Cowsill, a 20-year Navy man now retired organized the group which features his wife and six of their seven children. The on-stage Cowsills consist of Bill, 20; Bob, 18; Paul, 16; Barry, 13; Johnny, 11; Susie, 8 and their mother Barbara. Dick, who is Bob's twin, the singers' former road manager, is now in the Army.