Dick Clark: Welcome aboard. I’m Dick Clark on the bridge once more for “Your Navy Presents.” It’s anchors away again for one another exciting musical cruise as the United States Navy and Naval Reserves present a galaxy of top stars in the world of today’s pop music. And sailing with us this week – listen carefully – I’ll say it only one time – It’s The Cowsills. So wake up gang. Our bag is full of surprises today. We got The Cowsills. We got “Hair.” You put it all together and it sounds like this.
DC: How about that. The Cowsills version of “Hair.” Bill and Bob incidentally put that one together and we’ll hear more about them and their thing in just a minute.
DC: Now let’s find out how things are with The Cowsills, like the rain, the park and things like that.
Song: The Rain, The Park, and Other Things
DC: So there they are – The Cowsills - “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things” And this is Bob and the first thing he’s going to tell us is how the whole Cowsill family happen to get enrolled in this beautiful thing they got here.
Bob: We couldn’t make it as a baseball team
DC: I’ll tell you one thing Bob, if I understand charts and other things you’re getting more hits as a musical team. You’ve been up twice in today game and both songs have been #1 in the country. Now let’s meet the lineup here.
Bob: OK That one over there with the guitar is Barry.
Barry: You called Master?!
Bob: Skip over here and sign in. Just give your age and social security number.
Barry: My age isn't much but I got almond shaped hazel eyes and I'm socially insecure.
DC: A guitar tottin' teenager, huh?
Barry: Bob’s lead guitar man of our little pack because of his age – seniority.
Bob: I play the organ ordinary, but when there’s no call for organ music, I play guitar.
DC: Listen it didn’t sound ordinary. I thought it was quite stirring.
Bob: That must have been Paul you heard. He’s great on stirring organ music, aren’t you Paul
Paul: Thought you’d never ask. I’m 17, almost 18, and I’ve been waiting a long time. And aren’t you going to mention my piano?
Bob: Paul’s great at the piano.
Paul: I was forced by very strict parents to practice a lot. My brother, John, is 13 and he practices a lot too.
DC: More great piano John?
John: Not exactly. Paul hogged the piano so much that I had to practice drums. Got rid of a lot of hostilities that way.
DC: It’s nice to hear happy drums for a change. How about you Bill?
Bill: Two on eyes, 21 on age and never beat on drums at all.
Bob: Spends all his time arguing with that guitar.