Obituaries in the performing arts, 2005: film, television, radio, theatre, dance, music, cartoons and pop culture
by Harris M. Lentz
May 9, 2006
McFarland & Company
COWSILL, BARRY Barry Cowsill, a member of the 1960s singing family The Cowsills, was found dead on December 28, 2005, on a New Orleans wharf four months after he disappeared in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's flooding of the city. He had last been heard from on September 1, 2005, when he left a phone message for his siter. He was 51. The Cowsills began performing in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1965. Barry Cowsill played bass in the band, with his brother Bill on guitar, Bob on guitar and organ, and John on drums. Their mother, Barbara, and younger sister, Susan, also performed with the group.