The Cowsills, who appeared in two shows and the Governors Night Command Performances Saturday at the Eastern States Exposition, is a family that “just has fun” with its music.
Although the majority of those who packed both the 2 and 4 p.m. shows at the Storrowton Theatre were 13 to 14-year-old girls, the audience ranged in age from six to 60. Paul Cowsill said he hopes all ages could be enthusiastic about their music.
The older brothers, Bob and Paul, said even their latest smash “Hair” was done “just to have fun.” If the origin of “Hair” lies in dealing with drugs, the Cowsills’ production had little of that.
Both Bob and Paul, who will return to California soon to attend a professional school for entertainers who spend a lot of time on the road, are interested in acting.
Bob prefers TV and movie acting, while Paul “enjoys all of it,” including Broadway.
For the Cowsills, the West Springfield appearance was like returning home. The family, parents Bud and Barbara; Bob, Barry, Paul, and John, and little sister Susan, lived for 15 years in Newport, R.I. Bob and Paul described Springfield and the Storrowton Theatre as “old romping grounds.” In the past the group has appeared in Worcester and Holyoke as well.