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Cowsills Set For BYU With Songs
October 30, 1969
The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah

There'll be no musical generation gap between young and old who attend Brigham Young University's Homecoming concert Thursday.

The Cowsills, a family act have achieved national prominence with a blend of rock and melodic sounds that appeals to music lovers of all ages.

Tickets for the concert, which will be held at 8:15 p.m. on the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse, are on sale in the Wilkinson Center. A Sergio Mendez-type group called "The Carnival" will also perform at the concert.

June, 1967, marks the entry of the Cowsills, onto the national music scene with a gold record entitled "The Rain, the Park and Other Things." A second hit record, "We Can Fly," firmly established the Cowsills as more than a novelty act. MGM launched an extensive advertising campaign and soon the Cowsills were one of the most-sought-after groups in America.

The managers of the group also happen to be Mom and Dad to the younger Cowsill performers. Bud and Barbara Cowsill encouraged their children to learn to play instruments at a very early age. Bob and Dick, 20-year-old twin brothers, Paul, 16, Barry, 15, John, 12, and ten-year-old Susan all perform in the group.

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