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Cowsills to perform 50th anniversary concert
October 22, 2018
Weekly Currents
Indian Lake, Ohio

It’s been 50 years since the Cowsills released the hit song “Indian Lake” in 1968.

This is a single (a 45 vinyl) of the Cowsills 1968 hit “Indian Lake” in its original sleeve on display at the Indian Lake “Tiny Museum” located inside the Depot in Lakeview.

Celebrate 50 years of Indian Lake with the Cowsills. The concert date has been established and the accompanying bands are set on the line-up. It has also been announced that tickets will go on sale Nov. 19 for the big event. This is sure to be a special night and a sold-out show, so be sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets early.

The Cowsills are coming back to Indian Lake for a homecoming on Saturday March 9, 2019. We all know their famous song. Yes, it’s that catchy tune we all love, called, none other than “Indian Lake.”

Come celebrate 50 years of Indian Lake with the Cowsills. It should be a memorable show to be held at the Indian Lake High School auditorium, which by the way has great acoustics and is a fantastic venue for a concert.

The show starts at 7 p.m. with guest Indian Lake High grad and Mega-Hit songwriter Even Stevens joining the Cowsills. Also on the line-up will be Indian Lake’s “guitar Louie” and guitar virtuoso Mike Laudermilk and the acoustic trio band SnL Acoustics.

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The Cowsills

The Cowsills, who sang the 1968 hit single “Indian Lake”performed in 2011 at Indian Lake at the “Party at the Beach.” They also have played several recent concerts at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering.

The Indian Lake song went to number 10 on the Billboard charts in 1968 in America, number 3 in Canada and was actually number one in New Zealand. The popular catchy tune put Indian Lake on the map, making it known worldwide.

Since then, the Lake has adopted the song as its own with the blessing of the band and typically plays it over loudspeakers at most of the Lake’s popular events such as HarborFest, the Beach Spectacular, Wacky Boat Races and the Miss Indian Lake Pageant.

The song has become synonymous with Indian Lake, Ohio and stands alone as the “Anthem” for the Lake. The group still tours regularly nationally and they always play their famous “Indian Lake” song at each appearance.

At a recent Cowsills concerts at the Fraze, Kettering, they publicly declared their allegiance to Indian Lake by proclaiming they are The Ambassadors to Indian Lake, Ohio and that it is their favorite lake.

The Cowsills, one of the biggest pop acts of the late 60’s, with their angelic harmonies and sun-kissed melodies got their start back in 1965. The band was at first just the four brothers wanting to be the Beatles which evolved into a family band shortly thereafter, specializing in harmonies. At one point, up to seven family members were in the band.

In fact, the group was the inspiration for TV’s “The Partridge Family” (which they almost starred in).

Upon signing with MGM in 1967 they had their first-million selling single, “The Rain, the Park and Other Things (often referred to ‘The Flower Girl Song’), which was featured most recently in the Jim Carey movie, Dumb and Dumber. That debut album earned a Gold Record. Two more hit singles followed, ‘Indian Lake’ and ‘We can Fly.’

The band had many other hits including the Billboard number one, multi-million selling hit title song from the musical ‘Hair.’

In fact, according to a group involved with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame nomination committee, the band has more gold records than many current Hall of Fame members.

The group toured heavily in the 60’s and 70’s playing around 200 concerts a year and appeared on ‘American Bandstand,’ ‘The Tonight Show,’ and the ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’ They also recorded the theme song for TV’s ‘Love American Style’ and had their own TV special at one time.

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