The Cowsills continue to travel back in time during one of the summer�s most popular tours. This is the fourth time the family group has been on the Happy Together tour.
�Doing this show every night feels like the first time,� said Bob Cowsill, adding the energy and excitement of performing with the other �60s groups is always at an all-time high. Cowsill, along with his brother Paul and sister Susan, perform during the Happy Together gig. Their brother John is currently a drummer for The Beach Boys.
The Happy Together tour, which stops at Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino on Aug 10, takes its name from the Turtles� smash hit �Happy Together.� Turtles Flo (Mark Volman) and Eddie (Howard Kaylan) started the tour nearly a decade ago and are always on the tour roster.
Every year, the Happy Together tour brings many of the popular artists and groups form the 1960s together for a big musical party on stage. This year�s roster also includes Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association and Mark Lindsay, in addition to The Cowsills and The Turtles.
�The audience is so unique. And they know they�re coming to her songs that connected our generation,� Cowsill said.
According to Cowsill, the show attracts an audience of various ages as well. He said traveling from city to city for the shows is a fun experience for the bands because the groups are akin to a family.
�We like them all,� Cowsill said, �And we have buses on tour and you get a little closer to the people that are on the bus with you.� Cowsill said Chuck Negron and The Association are currently sharing their bus and they�ve �bonded� very well and �shared great stories.�
For Cowsill, it�s been nice to see that �the audience is still there,� to hear their music.
Among songs fans can expect at the show are �The Rain, The Park & Other Things,� �Indian lake� and the theme from �Hair� from The Cowsills. And they�ll hear tunes such as �She�d Rather Be With Me,� �Elenore,� and others from The Turtles, �Cherish,� and �Windy� from The Association and �Joy to the World,� �One,� and more from chuck Negron. Mark Lindsay will perform tunes such as �Kicks,� �Indian Reservation� and �Arizona,� which Gary Puckett & The Union Gap will deliver songs such as �Lady Willpower,� �Young Girl,� �This Girl is A Woman Now� and more.
Cowsill said he and his siblings recently released an a cappella version of �The Rain, The Park & Other Things.� The group�s life is also depicted in the documentary �Family Band: The Cowsills Story.� The siblings, along with their mother, became a family band in the 1960s in Rhode Island. The group featured siblings Bill, Bob, Barry John, Susan, Paul and their mother Barbara.
Cowsill encourages anybody who was a fan of the feel-good music from that era to come out and celebrate at the show. �You won�t regret it,� he said.