The Cowsills Podcast





On March 31, 2021 The Cowsills launched their very own podcast. For now, it's just audio, however there is hope of video someday. Here are their guests and one (of many in each episode) fun fact from each show.




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Air Date: March 31, 2021
Guests: The Cowsills
Fun fact: You will hear the story of Bud trying to swim to Cuba.

Podcast

Air Date: April 1, 2021
Guests: John Cowsill
Fun fact: John remembers doing "To Tell The Truth" in the Ed Sullivan theater the night before their first Ed Sullivan appearance.

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Air Date: April 2, 2021
Guests: Dennis Tufano
Fun fact: Dennis started out at 17 singing Doo Wop.

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Air Date: April 14, 2021
Guests: Jim Yester
Fun fact: It's possible that Bob Dylan got the idea for going electric by a impromptu jam session with the Association.



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Air Date: April 21, 2021
Guests: Bill Medley
Fun fact: Bill met Bobby Hatfield when they both were using the same guitarist, Barry Rillera, in their individual bands.

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Air Date:April 28, 2021
Guests: Richie Furay
Fun fact: The Poco name came about when Walt Kelly sued them because they were using the name Pogo.

Podcast

Air Date: May 5, 2021
Guests: Peter Noone
Fun fact: Peter would play The Cavern Club three times a day in the beginning because "we were cheap."

Podcast

Air Date: May 12, 2021
Guests: Ron Dante & Toni Wine
Fun fact: Toni was signed by Don Kirshner after he heard her recorded version "Happy Birthday". Ron got started when he chose to take up guitar as a form of physical therapy for his arm.



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Air Date: May 19, 2021
Guests: Vicki Peterson Cowsill and Debbie Peterson
Fun fact: They knew they had made it when out on a run in Washington, DC, and they heard their song on another car's radio while at a stop light.

Podcast

Air Date:May 26, 2021
Guests: The Cowsills - Questions
Fun fact: Bob and Paul were also on the record that Susan and Mark Lindsay did.

Podcast

Air Date: June 2, 2021
Guests: Chuck Negron
Fun fact: Chuck learned to sing while living in an orphanage for two years.

Podcast

Air Date: June 9, 2021
Guests: Barry Williams
Fun fact: A couple of Barry's first TV shows were Mod Squad and Dragnet.



Podcast

Air Date: June 16, 2021
Guests: Howard Kaylan
Fun fact: The first instrument Howard played was the cello.

Podcast

Air Date: June 30, 2021
Guests: The Cowsills
Fun fact: Susan was once ask to be a junior Golddigger for Dean Martin. Barbara Walters got onto Barry, John and Susan for making too much noise on the "Today" show.

Podcast

Air Date: June 30, 2021
Guests: Wayne Coy
Fun fact: Wayne was the organizer of the Original Idols tour. Although he was their manager for a short time, Wayne declared The Cowsills unmanagable.

Podcast

Air Date: July 7, 2021
Guests: Phlash Phelps
Fun fact: Phlash travels by driving his Civic that has hundreds of thousands of miles and got his start by being able to pick out a song - even one note ones - from a song collage.



Podcast

Air Date: July 14, 2021
Guests: John Cowsill and Robby Scharf
The Global Sessions
Fun fact: The Cowsills ended up in a hotel in Marina Del Rey with the FBI over associates involved with Global. Robby remembers a segment of time when The C's weren't really talking to each other and all communication had to go through Robby.

Podcast

Air Date: July 21, 2021
Guests: Louise Palanker
Fun fact: When Louise was in her early 20's, she was hired to write comedy for Rick Dees when Rick decided he wanted to take on Casey Kasem in national Top 40 radio.

Podcast

Air Date: July 30, 2021
Guests: Jules Alexander
Fun fact: Gary (his middle name) Alexander is how he was listed on the first two albums before switching and using his first name Jules that we hear today.

Podcast

Air Date: August 4, 2021
Guests: Troy Elich
Fun fact: Troy was in air-traffic controller school when he was ask to join his Dad in the Vogues.



Podcast

Air Date: August 11, 2021
Guests: Pat and Debby Boone
Producer Michael Lloyd (short)
Fun fact: Pat won the Ted Mack's Amateur Hour after doing an audition of a mash-up of "Side by Side" and "I Believe." Debby didn't like "You Light Up My Life" when it was first brought to her by Mike Curb (of all people). For the movie it was sung by Kasey Cisyk, and then they took Debby into the studio and put her vocals over that soundtrack.

Podcast

Air Date: August 18, 2021
Guests: Gunnar Nelson
Fun fact: On his 12th birthday, Gunnar was told he was going to the dentist. Instead it turned out to be his first recording session (with backing vocals being done by The Pointer Sisters).

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Air Date: August 25, 2021
Guests: Tommy James
Fun fact: Tommy says " 'God Bless the Crooks' is the story of my life," when a bootleg copy of Hanky Panky went to #1 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. This was a big break. Tommy was 16 when it was recorded.

Podcast

Air Date: September 1, 2021
Guests: Dennis Scott and Johnathan Pushkar
Fun fact: Dennis was offered a part in the chorus for Oliver with Davy Jones. His mother turned it down. If she had said "yes", Dennis would have been on the Ed Sullivan show along with The Beatles. Jonathan interned for Dennis's Beatles tribute band and that led to many, many more projects to come. Dennis had to call Mickey Dolenz and tell him they were running late recording the Cowsills (doing 128 tracks) on the Mr. Rogers album.





Podcast

Air Date: September 8, 2021
Guests: Peter Rivera
Fun fact: Peter fell in love with the drums when his mother took him to a Count Basie concert and he saw Sonny Payne playing a set of white Pearl drums.

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Air Date: September 15, 2021
Guests: Gary Puckett
Fun fact: Gary's parents met in 1940 because of music. His Mom was a piano player and his Dad played saxaphone. Gary's Dad had been a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II.

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Air Date: September 22, 2021
Guests: Ann Moses
Fun fact: Her first big interview was with the Dave Clark Five. She went to work for Tiger Beat in January 1966 at age 18 and was at The Monkees first show in San Francisco.

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Air Date: September 29, 2021
Guests: John Hall of Orleans
Fun fact: The Cowsills and John Hall are connected as both worked with Chuck Plotkin. Early in his career, John was writing and performing for Broadway.





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