Please email me any changes/corrections.
May 9, 1968 - The Cowsills played at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Pierson Hall in KC, Missouri.
October 9, 2013 - Susan opened for Rodriguez at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.
November 14, 2013 - Susan did her first live 'Stage It' concert. She sang Snow, Christmastime, Mohammad's Radio, I'll Think of You, Round The Bend, Mississippi, TRTP&OT, Love Is All Around, To Sir With Love, Angel In Montgomery, and Drunken Angel
Additional Info Added To Previous Dates:
August 14, 1971 - Cowsills appeared on All American Family Show. Television audiences learn tonight what makes the "ideal American family" in this third annual search taped Aug 5-14 at LeHigh Acres, Fla. Families from across the county were judged on their home life and contributions to the community for prizes including a $30,000 home in Floriad. Mitch Miller and Dr. Joyce Brothers are among the judges and The Cowsills add the entertainment.
October 4, 1968 - Operation Entertainment aired from Ft. Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. Host was Tim Conway with guests Barrie Chase, Florence Henderson, Rodney Dangerfield, The Cowsills and Ernie Anderson. The Cowsills sang "Grey Sunny Day" and "Indian Lake".
William "Bud" Joseph Cowsill, Sr. was born Wednesday,
December 2, 1925
Barbara C. (Russell) Cowsill was born Thursday, July
Barbara and Bud were married in July of 1946 in Ohio.
William "Billy" Joseph Cowsill, Jr was born Friday,
January 9, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Richard "Rich" "Dick" James and Robert "Bob" Paul
Cowsill was born Friday, August 26, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Paul Mitchell Cowsill was born Sunday, November 11,
1951 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Barry Steven Cowsill was born Tuesday, September 14,
1954 at the Newport Naval Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island.
John Patrick Cowsill was born Friday, March 2, 1956,
in Newport, Rhode Island.
Susan Claire Cowsill was born Wednesday, May 20, 1959
in Canton, Ohio.
October 28 - Bill and Bob Cowsill performed at the Middletown Boys Club for a Halloween party.
November 18 - Bill and Bob sang at the Middletown Boys and Girls Club Turkey Hop.
December 22 - Bill led Christmas Carols at the Boys and Girls Christmas party.
December 22 - Barry was part of the Christmas program at Middletown's Howland School.
December 20 - John was part of the Christmas program at Middletown's Howland School.
April 5-6 - Bill was part of the "The Singing Freshman" Operett at Middletown High School.
April 26-27 - Bill and Bob sang as part of the Trigon Club's annual musical called "Carnival Americiana" at Rogers High School.
May 28 - John was part of the PTA program at Howland School of Peter Pan and The Never Never Land.
February 1 - Bob and Bill are part of the Hootenanny at Middletown High School.
May 7 - The Cowsills perform at The Hootennany at the Naval Base.
October 28 - Cowsill Brothers entertained at the Middletown High School Halloween party at the school.
November 13 - Cowsill Brothers perform at the Corpus Christi benefit at the De La Salle Academy
December 22 - Bill and Bob sang two Christmas Selections at Tudor Hall as part of a Christmas program in Newport
1965 - Ads so that at least part of the year, the Cowsills played a regular Sunday night gig at the Muenchinger-King Hotel.
January 3 - A Hootanny was held in St. Lucy's school auditorium and The Cowsills played.
February 22 - 7:30 pm - Cowsills play foar a St. Joseph's CYO benefit.
March - The Cowsills sign with Joda Enterprises of New York City.
May 28-29 - The Cowsills perform at St. Lucy's CYO show at Middletown High School.
August 19, 20, 21 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel Tavern, Newport, Rhode Island.
August 22 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel Tavern, Newport, Rhode Island.
September 24 - The Cowsills on The Today Show after being seen in a Newport night club by a producer of the show.
November - Cowsill single "All I Really Want To Be Is Me" is released on JODA.
December 10 - The Cowsills play at Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island.
December 22 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
Date unknown, 1966 - The Cowsills play Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, MA.
[Source Document: 16 Magazine September 1968]
Approx March 1966 - Lenny Stogel first saw Bill, Bob, Barry and John Cowsill in a New York recording studio.
[Source Document: “The Cowsills Since Then...” by David Bash, Audities, Volume 1, Issue 5, September/October 1995, p. 4, 5, 17, 18. (Note: The slogan for Audities is The Journal for Insanely Great Pop.)]
RE: First single
Later, after recruiting brothers John and Barry on drums and bass in the wake of the British invasion, they recorded a single All I Ever Wanta Be Is Me for Johnny Nash’s Joda Records before Bill was even out of high school.
Where was that first Cowsill - MGM audition held? In the executive movie screening room of the Prevue Theater at 1540 Broadway in New York City. They played the top hits of all the MGM artists. They did "Summer In The City", "House Of The Rising Sun", "Soul & Inspiration", and they even did "Buddy Can You Spare A Dime."
According to an old Discomuseum.com
site, The Cowsills toured with fellow JODA signees Gloria Gaynor, Johnny Nash, Johnny Day, Sam and Bill Johnson during the JODA time.
January 14 & 15 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
January 16 - The Cowsills play a dance for retarded and handicapped kids at St. Lucy's Auditorium.
January 21 & 22 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
February 4 & 5 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
February 22 - The Cowsills at Rogers Auditorium for benefit for St. Joseph's CYO.
March 5 - Cowsills do benefit for Middletown Dollars for Scholars at Middletown High School
March 9 - The Cowsills play at Venus de Milo in Swansea, Massachusetts
March 20 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
March 26-27 - Saturday and Sunday - The Muenchinger-King Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
April 8, 9, & 10 - The Cowsills played in the Muenchinger-King Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
April 30 - Saturday - Cowsills at Muenchinger - King Hotel starting at midnight for Salve Regina Court Cotillion.
May 14 - Bill graduated from Middletown High School.
June 10 - Friday - 7:30 PM Yankee Stadium - Soundblaster '66
September 5 - The Cowsills play the Bastille in Newport.
September 16 - The Cowsills play the Bastille in Newport.
September 23 - The Cowsills play the Bastille in Newport.
September 30 - The Cowsills at Dorians in Newport.
October 1 - The Cowsills play Dorians in Newport.
October 14 - The Cowsills play at Newport's Officers Club.
October 22 & 29 - The Cowsills play at The Bastille in Newport.
November - Newport News ad says Bill, Bob and Barbara every Sunday 8-12 at Dorians.
December 3 - The first night opeing of Bambi's Teen Club.
December 4 - Bill, Bob and Barbara sing at Dorians in Newport.
December 10 - The Cowsills play at Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island.
December 23 - The Cowsills play a Christmas Dance at The Bastille
December 24 - Bill, Bob and Barbara sing at Dorians in Newport.
[Source Document: Cowsill.com Ask Board]
Topic: Bob. Quoting Kathy 12/12/98: “...I was reading an insert that came with one of your cassettes, and it mentioned that Artie Kornfeld was responsible for your mother signing on for ‘The Rain, The Park.’ Do you think that’s correct?”
RE: Mom joining the band
Topic: Re: Bob. Quoting Bob 12/12/98: “I’m not familiar with the Artie Kornfeld story of asking Mom to sing on ‘The Rain, the Park’ but I suppose it could be possible...but we had been performing before that time I believe.”
[Source Document: Teen Datebook December 1967]
I (not sure who "I" is. Just says Datebooks Staff) met them when they played their first big New York area date at the Malibu Beach Club, Long Island, back in August.
Black and White video shot in Griffith Park of The Rain, The Park and Other Things shown on Kiddee-A-Go-Go. (date unknown)
[Source Document: 16
Magazine September 1968]
It wasn't until July 1967 that he
saw them again. ... that afternoon I found myself in a big, old studio
at 54th Street and Eighth Avenue. I found out later that it cost two
dollars an hour to rent that studio, and that the Cowsills had pooled
their last remaining resources to do an audition for me.
the Cowsill got up to perform, you could have knocked me over with a
feather! Not only was Barbara singing a couple of numbers with them now,
but so was the little "peanut" Susie! I was amazed at how professional
they were - and it wasn't until much later that I learned that the
audition was the very first time Barbara and Susie had performed for
The group was unbelievable! They flipped me out. They
performed for me for over an hour, doing tunes like Reach Out, Monday
Monday, and Knock On Wood. When they finished, I grabbed Bud and said,
"Get your family and come with me." And we all went to my office, which
was right around the corner.
I went on to explain to the
Cowsills that I thought MGM would be the best label for them. Though
they were attentive, they seemed somehow distressed. However, I picked
up the phone and made an appointment with Mort Nasatir, President of MGM
Records, for the following Monday. We all shook hands and the Cowsills
left to spend the weekend in Newport. They said they would see me at my
office Monday morning.
"Lenny, I hate to burden you with this,"
he said, "but I found out this weekend that the bank is going to take
our house away from us. You see, we have not been able to keep up the
mortgage payments, and now they say that if we don't come up with
$5,000, we're just going to lose everything."
January 6 - The Newport newspaper runs an ad saying of Bambi's "Now Under The Supervision of William J. Cowsill"
January 7 - The Cowsills play Bambi's
January 13 - The Cowsills play at Dorian's in Newport
January 14 - The Cowsills play at Dorian's in Newport
February 3 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
February 4 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
February 5 - Bob, Bill, and Barbara "Family Scene" play the Dorians in Newport. This was advertised as a weekly gig.
February 10 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
February 11 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
February 17 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
February 18 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
February 21 - The Cowsills play Bambi's in Newport.
March 18 - The Cowsills play the Bambis in Newport.
March 31 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
April 21 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport, including a sing-a-long.
April 26 - Bob introduced a speaker at the "What in the Wide World?" activity at Middletown High School.
May 6 - The Cowsills play the Bambis in Newport.
June 14 - Bob and Richard graduated from Middletown High School.
August 17 - Thursday - The Rain, The Park and Other Things recorded in New York City.
August 29 - The Cowsills play at the Malibu Beach Club in Lido Beach, New York.
September 2 - Tan-Tar-A Country Club Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri for MGM Execs
September 8 - The Cowsills play the Bambis in Newport.
September 11 - Boston, MA
September 12 - Hartford, CT
September 13 - Philadelphia, PA
September 14 - Barry's 13th b-day was on tour in Baltimore, Md.
September 15 - Norfolk, Virginia
September 18 - Charlotte, North Carolina
September 19 - Atlanta, Georgia
September 20 - Birmingham, AL
September 20 - The Cowsills on The Mike Douglas Show
September 21 - Nashville, TN
September 22 - Miami, FL
September 25 - New Orleans, LA
September 26 - Houston, TX
September 27 - Dallas, TX
September 29 - St. Louis, MO
October 1 - Chicago, IL
October 2 - Detroit, MI
October 3 - Cleveland, IN
October 3 - The Cowsills made one of their very first TV appearances in Upbeat! Host Don Webster introduced John, Bill, Barry and Bob. The four boys sang The Rain The Park And Other Things. The 120 people in the studio audience - not to mention all of the home-viewers - loved them! (There is pictures and video of this)
October 7 - Minneapolis, MN
October 9 - Denver, CO
October 10 - Seattle, WA
October 11 - San Francisco, CA
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA
October 14 - The Cowsills on Upbeat at WUAB in Cleveland, Ohio with Neil Diamond, The Fallen Angels, The New Yorkers, The Sandpipers, Johnny Tilloston, and Ruby Winters.
[Source Document: 16
Magazine June 1968]
Thursday, October 12, 1967 - Today was
one of the most exciting days of my life! We're still in Los Angeles
(we've been here about three days), and this is the last day of our
promo tour for our first record, The Rain, The Park & Other Things.
We're staying at the Century Plaza Hotel, and we did a special show
tonight in the L.A. Room of the hotel for 800 people, including
executives from our record company, MGM, and lots of celebrities! Jay
North, Sajid Khan and two of the Monkees (Mike and Peter) were at the
October 21 - The Cowsills were on Boss City (at least in Long Beach, CA). Other guests were Sam Riddle, Leslie Gore, Donna Loren, Richard Dawson, and tapes of The Beatles.
October 29 - Cowsills appeared on Toast of The Town
October 29 - Cowsills appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Other guests were: Polly Bergen, Myran Cohen, Peter Gennoro, Richard Pryor and Senor Wences
November 1967 E/SE-4498 - The Cowsills - The Cowsills  (11-67, #31)
November 2 - The Popocrat hosted the Cowsills. Note: Same date as below - both ads appear in Newport paper.
November 2 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport. Reservations were now required.
November 3 - Cowsills played 5 hours at Dorians for a welcome home party after their first professional tour for MGM.
November 4 - Cowsills received a City of Newport Tile from the May at City Hall.
November 5 - The Cowsills officially moved to New York (per Newport Daily News paper).
November 18 - The Cowsills on The Clay Cole Show
December 8 - The Cowsills played Albion College in Albion, Michigan.
October 14 - The Cowsills on Upbeat at WUAB in Cleveland, Ohio with Neil Diamond, The Fallen Angels, The New Yorkers, The Sandpipers, Johnny Tilloston, and Ruby Winters.
December 19 - We Can Fly was recorded in New York City.
December 19 - Cowsills received their gold record for The Rain, The Park, and Other Things
December 24 - Cowsills appeared on The Ed Sullivan show
December 25 - Cowsills performance on Top of the Pops (UK)
December 27 - Town Hall, New York City, New York
December 28 - Town Hall, New York City, New York
December 30 - The Cowsills on Upbeat WEWS and WUAB in Cleveland with The 5th Dimension, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jay and the Techniques, Jon and Robin, Gene Pitney, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs.
16 Magazine ran a contest in their February 1968
issue to design the Cowsill logo. July 1968 announced the flower logo
and the winner Archie Scott from St. Charles, Missouri.
January (2nd week) - Cowsills perform in Barbados at the sales meeting for MGM Records.
January 7 - The Cowsills on Upbeat with fellow guests The Fifth Dimension, Sam the Sham and the Farrows(yes that's how this article spelled it), and Martha and the Vendellas.
January 19 - Cowsills play the Philharmonic Hall, New York City, backed by a 20-piece orchestra.
1968 (exact date unknow) - The Cowsills - along with Paul Anka were the final guests on The Clay Cole Show in New York City.
February 17 - Cowsills on Happening '68 (on film - We Can Fly) Other guests includes Pat Paulsen and Etta James.
February 18 - St. Augustine's School, Brooklyn, New York
February 26 - Cowsills featured on an one-hour "Today Show"
February 26 - The Cowsills and Eydie Gorme on The Tonight show.
February 29 - 16
Magazine June 1968 Thursday, February 29, 1968 - Tonight was special
for two reasons. First, we all went to the Grammy Awards dinner in New
York City, cos we were asked to present some of the awards in the
Country & Western category. .... So much so that I don't even
remember who most of the winner were! I was too busy looking at all of
the people who were there - I met the Association, George Martin (the
Beatles' record producer), and Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon)! (Note: Susan awarded the Grammy to Glen Campbell)
March 1968 - E/SE-4534 - We Can Fly - The Cowsills  (3-68, #89) This was the first LP that Susan and Paul recorded on.
March 1-3 - 16 Magazine June 1968 - Bill, Bob, Barry and John took three days to relax in Newport alone.
March 4 - Gimbels Department Store, New York City
March 14 - Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 15 - The Cowsills appear at Henry McMorran Memorial Auditorium, Port Huron, Michigan
March 17 - Morris Civic Auditorium South Bend, Indiana
March 28 - Cowsills on Kraft Music Hall - Eddy Arnold (as Guest) Jack Burns (as Guest) The Cowsills (as Guests) Patti Page (as Guest)
Easter Week - Korvettes Department Store, Westbury, New York
Beat Magazine May 1968]
Spring 1968 - IN THE SPRING the
Cowsills were one of the few American artists to represent the U.S. at
the International Songfest at San Remo, Italy.
April 8-12 - Cowsills did three shows a day for 5 days at Disneyland.
April 6 - The Cowsills played the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California
April 19 - Cowsills at the New Haven Arena - New Haven, Connecticut
April 25 - Indian Lake was recorded in New York City.
April 25 - The Cowsills were guests on The Joey Bishop Show
April 27 - The Cowsills at the CYO Auditorium in Scranton, New York.
April 29 - The Cowsills were guests on The Mike Douglas Show
May 9 - The Cowsills played at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Pierson Hall in KC, Missouri.
May 20 - Filmed Operation Entertainment at Fort Gordon, Georgia, - it didn't air till October 14th. The Cowsills can be seen on ABC-TV (Operation Entertainment) on Oct. 14 and on Nov. 23 on NBC-TV.
June 1 - Ridgewood, New Jersey
June 3 - At least in Jefferson City, MO, this day's Mike Douglas Show had guest of tlhe Cowsills, Jim Webb and David Duncan.
June 9 - Sunday - Bill's wedding in New York.
June 24 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 27 - Bridgeport, Connecticut June 27 per The Bridgeport Post
June 29 - The Cowsills play the Dorians in Newport.
Approx. July 1968 That groovy-looking cat with MIKE DOUGLAS, RICHARD HARRIS and the COWSILLS (pictured here on the far left)
is adorable JIM WEBB. The whole kit and kaboodle were snapped when they
recently appeared on the Mike Douglas Show ...
July - The Cowsills spent 2 weeks filming commercials for the American Dairy Association in Newport.
July 3 - Honolulu, Hawaii
July 6 - Stonybrook, New York - Stonybrook Music Festival(or July 27)
July 7 - Brockton Fair Massachusetts
July 8 - The Cowsills appear on Dick Cavett
July 27 - Stonybrook Music Festival, Long Inland, New York (or July 6)
July 27 - Bridgeport, Connecticut - Barnum Festival (or June 27)
July 28 - August 2 - Atlantic City, New Jersey - Steel Pier
July 29 - The Cowsills were on the Dick Cavett Show.
August 3 - Harrington, Delaware - Delaware State Fair - This was the start of the ADA tour.
August 4-5 - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Greater Allentown Fair
August 7 - Columbia, Maryland - Merriweather Post Pavillion
August 11 - Cohasset, Massachusetts - South Shore Music Circus
August 12 - Latham, New York - Colonie Theatre
August 17 - West Allis, Wisconsin - Wisconsin State Fair
August 24 - Cowsills on The Rowan and Martin Show at the Indiana State Fair (two shows 4pm and 8pm)
August 25 - Cowsills on The Ed Ames Show along with Minnie Pearl and Richard Hayman at the Indiana State Fair (two shows 2:30pm and 8pm - ticket prices ranged from $1.00 to $4.50)
August 27 - Syracuse, New York - New York State Fair (this date has been confirmed) The other act on this 10:30 pm show was Vaudeville Varieties '68.
August 29-30 - Detroit, Michigan - Michigan State Fair
September 1968 - E/SE-4554 - Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools - The Cowsills  (9-68, #105)
September 1968 - The Cowsills moved to Santa Monica, California for their full time home.
September 1 - Dayton, Ohio - Montgomery County Fair
September 14 - Barry's 14th b-day was spent filming 'It's Happening'
September 25 - University of Maryland
September 27 - Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
October 4 - Operation Entertainment aired from Ft. Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. Host was Tim Conway with guests Barrie Chase, Florence Henderson, Rodney Dangerfield, The Cowsills and Ernie Anderson. The Cowsills sang "Grey Sunny Day" and "Indian Lake".
October 5 or 9 - Cowsills in Dallas, Texas - Fair by the Cotton Bowl.
October 10 and 11 - Cowsills in Madison Wisconsin at the State Fair as part of the World Food Expo '68. There was 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows. Other guests include: Louis Armstrong, The Serendipity Singers, Jack Bailey, and Joan Crawford. (Played two days per Eau Claire, Wisconsin's Daily Telegram Aug.22, 1968 and October 10, 1968)
October 12 - Cowsills and Eddie Arnold in Canton, Ohio at the Public Hall
October 13 - Cowsills in Toledo, Ohio
October 14 - Cowsills on Operation Entertainment.
October 17-21 - Cowsills in Los Angeles taping the Jonathan Winters show
October 18 - The Cowsills joined Jonathan Winters in a benefit 'Jonathan Winters Scholorship Fund' for American Indians. The event was sponsored by Arrow Inc and other guests included Buffy Ste. marie, Andy Williams, and the Paul Weston's orchestra.
October 25-26 - Perdue University
November 1 - Fort Wayne, Iowa at the Memorial Coliseum
November 8 - Miami Beach, Flordia at the Miami Beach Convention Hall
November 9 - Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Civic Center
November 16 - Birmingham, Alabama with Eddie Arnold at the Municipal Auditorium
November 17 - Jackson, Mississippi - State Fair Building
November 23 - A Family Thing aired.
November 25 - The Cowsills are taping two "Hollywood Palace" shows in Los Angeles
November 27 - Cowsills on The Jonathan Winters Show. Other guests: Kate Smith, Paul Lynde, Alice Ghostly, the Establishment and Cliff Arquette.
November 29 - Detroit, Michigan - Olympia Stadium (another source says Masonic Temple)
November 30 (???) - Indianapolis, Indiana - State Fair
November 30 (???) - St. Louis, Missouri - Kiel Auditorium
December 1 - Montgomery, Alabama - Garrett Coliseum
December 3 - Chicago, Illinois - 47th National 4-H Congress
December 14-15 - Cleveland, Ohio - Euclid Jr. High
December 20 (other places December 28 and January 4, 1969) - Operation Entertainment: Hosted by Jim Lange and filmed at Memphis Naval Air Station, Tennessee. Other guests were: Joanie Sommers, Ronnie Schell, the Apollas, Jackie Curtiss and Bill Tracy.
1968 – Akbestal Music published the music book, The Cowsills Deluxe Edition
1969 TV - Music Scene, Johnny Cash, Mike Douglas
January 1969 - E/SE-4597 - The Best Of The Cowsills -
The Cowsills  (1-69, #127)
January 3 - Cowsills on Operation Entertainment
January 4 - The Cowsills were guest on the debut of the Jack Carney Show. Jack Carney, of the the Bay Area's (San Francisco) most famous voices, acts as hose to Ed Amer, Joannie Sommers, Jerry Van Dyke, and the Cowsills.
January 11 - Season 2 of Happening '68
January 11 - The Cowsills play Melodyland in Anaheim, California, for two shows at 7 and 10 p.m.
January 11 - Cowsills on The Hollywood Palace
January 20 - Hair was recorded in New York City.
January 23 - Kraft Music Hall taping - New York City
January 29 - Cowsills on Kraft Music Hall - Eddy Arnold (as
Host) Polly Bergen (as Herself) Browning Bryant (as Himself) The
Cowsills (as Themselves) Johnny Puleo (as Himself) The Cowsills sang "You Were On My Mind"
February 1 - Hollywood Palace ABC
February 14 - Cowsills play at Disneyland
The Cowsills play the Las Vegas Flamingo in February 1969.
March 1 - Cowsill on Operation Entertainment
March, 9, 10 and 11 - The Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, California saw The Cowsills to do four shows.
March 15 - Bob appeared on The Dating Game
March 18 - Cowsills on Wonderful World Of Pizzazz
March - middle - The Cowsills played Las Vegas "nitely standing ovation" so more than one day
March 28 - The Cowsills on The Mike Douglas show
Cowsills on Groovy KHJ in Los Angeles. (before June)
April 4 - At least for Long Beach, California, The Cowsills, Rev. Larry Beggs, and June Wilkinson were on The Mike Douglas Show.
April 6 or 11 - The Cowsills were a part of Joey Bishop show along with fellow guest Sidney Skolsky.
April 24 - The Cowsills received their gold record for Hair
April 25 - George Burns, Ricardo Montalban, John Havlicek and The Cowsills were guests on The Dick Cavett Show
May 1969 - SE-4619 - The Cowsills in Concert - Cowsills
 (5-69, #16)
May 3-4 - Dillards Sunshine Company Soledad Canyon Concert - Los Angeles California
May 24 - At least in Oakland, California, The Cowsills joined the Iron Butterfly on Upbeat.
May 30 - Naval Academy in Annaoplis, Maryland
June 1969 - The Cowsills played Patrick Gym at UVM in Burlington, Vermont per guestbook post
June 1 - Boston, Massachusetts - Hatch Shell
[Source Document: “Rock
report...THE COWSILLS RE-EMERGE FROM THE PAST,” The Patriot Ledger,
Thursday, June 28, 1990.]
Cowsill said he has fond
memories of playing in Boston during their heyday of the ’60s. “None of
us will ever forget the day we played the Hatch Shell in front of 30,000
people. I was only 16 years old, and couldn’t believe all the people.”
June 7 - Beverly, Massachusetts - North Shore Music Tent
June 10 - Dick Cavett Show taping - New York City. This show included The Cowsill, James Simon Kunen, Columbia University student militant who wrote "The Strawberry Statement"; Tony Dolan, a young conservative, singer of "right-wing" protest songs, and a contributor to William E. Buckley's National Review. Cowsills sang "Hair" and "Revelation" (<- probably "The Prophecy Of Daniel And John The Divine")
June 10 - Cowsills play The Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas.
June 11 - Tulsa Assembely Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 13 - Century Hall, Wichita, Kansas.(confirmed by newspaper ads)
June 13 - University of Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (conflict with above date)
June 14 - Cowsills played for an anti-drug rally in Garland, Texas
June 15 - Dallas, Texas
June 15-18 - The Cowsills did a show for the Future Business Leaders of America in Dallas, Texas.
June 19 - Wheeling, West Virginia.
June 21 - Phoenix, Arizona
June 24 - Minneapolis Pacific Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
June 25 - Kansas City, Missouri.
June 26 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
June 27-28-29 - Pikes Peak Turf Club, Pikes Peak, Colorado.
July 5 the Cowsills will appear in ABC-TV's Johnny Cash Show live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
July 5-6 - Cowsills were featured at the Iowa State Fair Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (another conflict - Grand Ole Opry live and also in Iowa)
July 12 - Stonybrook Music Festival, Long Island, New York
July 17 Thursday- July 23 Wednesday - Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Co-starred with Duke
[Source Document: 16
Magazine December 1969]
It was a sunny July day in
Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Music Hall Theater on the
world-famous Steel Pier Barbara hospitalized with exhaustion. As it
turned out, Barbara Cowsill was in the hospital much longer than a
couple of days. She actually stayed in the Atlantic City Hospital for
five days, and then went to her "home town" of Newport, Rhode Island,
and spent another week in the U.S. Naval Hospital there.
July 25 Friday - Coliseum, Montgomery, Alabama.
July 26 Saturday - Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama.
July 27 Sunday - Afternoon - Cohasset, Massachusetts. Evening - Cape Cod Music Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts.
July 28 - The Cowsills were features at 11 am on the radio station KRHM in Los Angeles, California.
July 29th Tuesday - Civic Arena Sarasota Springs, New York
July 30 - The Cowsills in Montreal (The Montreal Gazette - July 25, 1969)
August 1 Thursday - Steel Pier in Atlantic City,NJ. (discrepancy with below)
August 1 - Chattanooga, Tennessee
August 3 - Virginia Beach, Virginia
August 6 - The Cowsills - along with The First Edition - played a concert at Iowa State University
August 21 - Ohio State Fair, Columbia, Ohio
August 23 - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.
August 24 Sunday - DuQuoin State Fair, DuQuoin, Illinois.
August 27th Wednesday - Champlain Valley Exposition Essex Junction, Vermont
August 30 Saturday - Asbury Park, NJ
August 31 Sunday - Monday September 1 - Michigan State Fair, Detroit,
September 6 - The Cowsills and The First Edition played new student week at Iowa State University at 7:00 and 9:15 p.m. Tickets ranged from 2.00 to 4.00
September 7 - Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa
September 8 Monday - Clay County Fair Spencer, Iowa
September 9 Tuesday - York Fair York, Pennsylvania
September 13 Saturday - Eastern States Exposition Springfield, Massachusetts
September 14 - Springfield, Massachusetts
September 14 - Silver Threads and Golden Needle released
as a single.
September 15 - The Cowsills on the Mike Douglas Show.
September 20 Saturday - Fair Salt Lake City, Utah
Septmeber 21 -Salt Lake City's Utah State Fair hosted the Cowsills, along with John Davidson, Gentle Ben, Mark Wilson (magician) and Art Linkletter.
September 21 Sunday - Salt Lake City, Utah
September 22 Monday - TV show Love American Style debuted featuring The Cowsills singing the theme song.
September 28 - Emens Auditorium Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana as part of the Student Pops Series.
October 2 Thursday - Fargo, North Dakota
October 3 Friday - Jonesboro, Arkansas
October 4 Saturday - Richmond, Virginia at the Mosque (two shows) per Virginia Record Vol. 91
October 5 Sunday - Pueblo, Colorado
October 17 or 18 - The Cowsills were part of the Barbara McNair Show. Other guests included the Ace Trucking Co.
October 23 Thursday - Baylor University, Waco, Texas
October 24 Friday - Texas A & M, College Station, Texas
October 25 Saturday - Emporia, Kansas
October 30 - The Cowsills played Homecoming at BYU in Provo, Utah
November 3, Mon. thru Thursday November 13th - Latin Casino Cherry Hill, New Jersey
November 10 - Cowsills mentioned on Music Scene as next week's guests.
November 17 - Music Scene - Video and pictures available.
November 26 - The Cowsills played the Meyers Lake Ballroom in Meyers Lake, Ohio
November 27 - Susan was on the Dean Martin Show Other guests: Victor Borge, Joey Heatherton, Bobbi Martin and Don Rice III. Susan and Dean sang "Shine on Harvest Moon"
November 28 - Dayton, Ohio
December 10 - Fort Hays State Universtity, Hays Kansas
December 15 - Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa
December 24 - (From The Anniston (AL) Star):"The Kraft Music Hall" comes up with perfect Yule fare titled "Christmas Eve with Wayne Newton." The excellent production includes talented Jack Wild (the Artful Dodger of "Oliver"), actor Christopher Hewwett popping in and out as Charles Dickens, the Cowsills, 15-year-old vocalist Julie Budd and the Singing Angels, a 107 voice children's choir from Cleveland. Features are a medly of songs from "Oliver," a production number to "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Wild and the chorus. Newton's "Winter Wonderland," July Budd's "My Favorite Things," and the Angels, with host Newton, concluding teh telecast with a medley of Christmas songs and carols. 8-9 (NBC).
December 28 - The Cowsills were part of a hour long TV special called Big Hit Records '69. This was hosted by Sam Riddle and included other artists like Roy Clark, Jackie DeShannon, Peppermint Rainbow, Tommy Roe, Classics IV, Peggy Lee, Friends of Distinction, Three Dog Night, Glen Campbell, The Ventures, OC Smith, and Spirit. (Note: This was in a Fresno, CA newspaper, so I'm assuming it was something local, but not sure.)
January 29 - February 11 The Cowsills played the Flaminngo
Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada
First week of February - The album II x II released
February 2 - "II x II" was released.
February 14 - State Fair Music Hall Dallas, Texas
February 15 - Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
February 25 - State Teachers College Kearney, Nebraska
February 27 - Madison Wisconsin (afternoon)
February 27 - Des Moines, Iowa (evening)
February 28 - Duluth, Minnesota
March ?? - Dallas, Texas The State Fair Music Hall
March 3 - March 8 - San Antonio, Texas at the First Annual International Auto Show in the Convention Center - did 3 shows each day Tues - Fri. They did 4 shows Sat.-Sun.
April 3 - Adams State College Alamosa Colorado
April 4 - Bob and Barbara appeared on The Generation Gap (a game type show)Other guests on Generation Gap included Jonathan Frid, Soupy and Tony Sales, and Chubby Checker. The host was Dennis Wholey.
April 26 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts
April 30 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts at Wallace Civic Center
May 1 - The Cowsills played a benefit for Special Olympics at Eastern Washington State College Memoria Fieldhouse in Cheney, Washington.
May 14 - Other guests joining The Cowsills on Playboy After Dark included: Frankie Laine, Sue Rainey and comedian Marty Allen.
May 17 - Pensacola, Florida
June 6 - Bob's Wedding
The Cowsills will spend the first three weeks of June in California, taking
a well-deserved vacation and making plans for Bob Cowsill's wedding
June 21 - Cowsills on the Groovy Variety Show Other guests: Tommy Roe, The Shocking Blue, The Delfonics and Classics IV
The Cowsills will have time off during the first two weeks of July (while Bob is on his honeymoon!)
July 6 - The Cowsills were on The Virginia Graham Show
July 11 - Salinos Rodeo Grounds - Salinas, California.
July 17-26 - This is the dates for Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI. On the bill of that festival was Chicago, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Doc Severinsen, Short Stuff, Andy Kim and the Cowsills
July 20, 21 & 22 - Heart Of Illinois Fair - Peoria, Illinois.
July 24 & 25 - Cheyenne Frontier Days Fair - Cheyenne, Wyoming.
July 26 - Montana State Fair - Great Falls, Montana.
July 26 - Susan Cowsill on Tom Kennedy Show. Other guests: Bill Dana and The Grass Roots.
July 27 & 28 - Lowell, Michigan.
July 31 - Hoover Auditorium - Lakeside, Ohio.
August 1 - Cowsills on Get It Together Other guests: Freda Payne
August 1 - Cowsills sang "Poor Baby" and "II x II" on Get It Together. Other guests: Freda Payne, Sam Riddle and Mama Cass were hosts.
August 3 & 4: Mid-West Fair - Chicago, Illinois.
August 5 - Cowsills appeared on Johnny Carson
August 5 - Lambertville, New Jersey
August 5 - Cowsills on Tom Kennedy Show. Other Guests William F. Buckley Jr.
August 9 - Music Fair - Cohasset, Mass.
Music Fair - Hyannis, Mass.
August 12 - The Cowsills played The Coliseum in Schnectody, New York.
August 13 - The Cowsills played two shows, at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Vigo County Fair, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds - Terre Haute, Indiana.
August 13 - The Cowsills were on The Virginia Graham Show along with Kaye Ballard and Criswell (psychic).
August 14 - Illinois State Fair - Springfield, Illinois.(Also on the same bill was Art Linkletter)
August 17 - Pick a Show (was this a TV show???)
August 25 - The Cowsills on The Mike Douglas Show
August 26 - The Cowsills played The Coliseum in Schnectady, New York.
August 27 - Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium - Lacrosse, Wisconsin
August 30, 31 & Sept. 1 - Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, Minnesota.
Sept. 2 - N.Y. State Fair, Empire Court - Syracuse, New York.
September 5 - St. John Terrell Music Circus, Lambertville New Jersey
September 8 - The Cowsills played the Columbia County Fair in Chatham, New York
September 16 - Cowsills wee the first performers in a series at Carroll College - Helena, Montana
September 15 - Cowsills on The Mike Douglas Show
September 19 - The Cowsills were part of the Waterstock Festival held in ??? (see posters).
September 19 - Bill on American Bandstand. Bill say "Shoop, Shoop Song" and "Whenever Everybody's Here". Other guests were Bobby Bloom and a fashion show of midis vs minis.
October 3 - Manhattan Kansas - Ahearn
October 8 - The Cowsills performed at the Crestwood High School Gymnasium in Lime Springs, Iowa.
October 10 - Liberty Missouri
October 17 - Cowsills on Barbara McNair Show.
October 25 - The Cowsills played in McElroy Auditorium in Waterloo, Iowa.
October 30 - Cowsills at Eastern Montana College - Billings, Montana
November 7 - Cowsills - along with 17 other acts - released my MGM by Mike Curb. Onstage
Magazine Also this article
says, "In 1969, at the tender age of 25, Curb was appointed president of
MGM Records. His tenure began with the firing of the entire A&R
department, their engineers, staff producers and promotions department,
as well as much of the publicity, accounting and distribution staff. The
conservative Curb made headlines in 1970 by announcing that he was
evicting any artists who used drugs from the MGM roster."
November 8 - The Cowsills were on The Barbara McNair Show
November 8- Cowsills on the Groovy Variety Show Other guests: Dick Shawn, Freda Payne, and Jane Rubes
November 13-15 - Bill with Medicine at Frenchy's in Hayward California.
November 22 - The Cowsills were on The Barbara McNair Show
December 22 - In Ottawa Canada, the Cowsills were on the Premier show of the Barbara McNair Show. Other guests included Brook Benton, Dick Shawn and Mary Lou Collins.
Tennesseean - In 1969 at 25, Curb merged his record label with a
struggling MGM Records. He created a stir in the industry at the time by
announcing that the label was dropping artists who advocated or
exploited drugs, which earned him a Page 1 Billboard headline and
criticism from the industry. CHECK BILLBOARD
The Cowsill left
MGM. Several sources seem to indicate this may have been a political
thing with Mike Curb the new MGM prsident.
Click here for reference.
SE-4706 - Nervous Breakthrough - Bill Cowsill 
Billy worked as an in-house producer for RCA in L.A.
(it's BMG now). It was here he got to study production with Harry
Nilsson.. Lightmyth's 'Across The Universe' is one of the records Bill
produced at that time.
Late 1970 or early 1971 - Billy joins a group which included Gary Lewis in Tulsa called Medicine (A Cure For All)
January 1 - TV show The Hilarious House of Frightenstein Episode 77 - Silver Threads and Golden Needles - The Wolfman spins Silver Threads and Golden Needles by The Cowsills
January 16 - TV listings says "Playboy After Dark: Hugh Hefner welcomes guests Arly Allen, The Cowsills, Frankie Lane and Sue Ramey"
January 23 - Cowsills were on American
January 27 - The Virginia Graham show hosted The Cowsills along with Bill Bixby (at least in Bucks County, Pennsylvania) See Feb 1 also
January 30 - first Cowsill grandchild was born.
February 1 - The Virginia Graham show hosted The Cowsills along with Bill Bixby, Howdy Doody's pal Buffalo Bob Smith, and author Richard Pamparski. (at least in Dover, Ohio) See Jan 27 also
February 5 - Susan on Visual Girl
February 15 - Single On My Side released.
February 16 - Virginia Graham Show
February 21 - Album On My Side released.
February 21 - Cowsills on the Groovy Variety Show Other Guests: Richard Williams, Osmond Brothers, and Maurice Williams.
February 23 - Bend, Oregon
February 24 - The Cowsills were on The Virginia Graham Show along with Buffalo Bob Smith and Bill Bixby.
February 25 - Rock Springs, Wyoming
February 27 - The C's play Minneapolis, MN
February 27 - Cowsills on Barbara McNair
February 27 - Cowsills on Boss City
March 2 - March 7 - San Antonio Texas at the Auto Show
March 10 - 14 - Corpus Christi, Texas at the Auto Show
March 11 - The Cowsills play a show for crippled children at the Corpus Christi State School in Corpus Christi, Texas.
April 14 - 25 -
European Tour, Armed Forces Clubs in Germany, England, Spain &
[Source Document: 16
SPEC Aug 1971]
The Cowsills spent the month of April
on tour in Europe, appearing before sold-out audiences in England,
Spain, Germany and Italy.
April 4 - Sioux City Auditorium in Sioux City, Iowa
April 13 - Madrid, Spain
April 14 - Hahn Air Base, Germany
April 16 - Wiesbaden, Germany
April 17 - Kaiserslautern, Germany
April 18 - Naples, Italy
April 18 - The Cowsills appeared on The Barbara McNair Show
April 21 - Kaiserslautern, Germany
April 23 - The Cowsills appeared on The Mike Douglas Show.
April 23 - Bitburg, Germany
April 24 - Frankfurt, Germany
April 30 - Fitchburg, Massachusetts - Wallace Civic Center
April 30 - American Bandstand
April 30 - Mike Douglas
May 1 - Springfield, Massachusetts (Afternoon) Fox Theater
May 1 - Worcester, Massachusetts (Evening) YMCA
May 2 - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
May 4 - Cowsills on Mike Douglas Show
May 9 - Cowsills on Larry Kane Variety Show. Cowsills sang "Blowin In The Wind" Other guest: Brook Benton singing "Rainy Night In Georgia" and Mary Lou Collins "Save The Country"
May 23 - Cowsills on The Barbara McNair Show (Red Bank-Middletown, New Jersey area) with Brook Benton, Dick Shawn, Mary Lou Collins
May 23 - Cowsills on premier show of Ice Palace. Leslie Uggams was host and other guests included Skiles and Henderson, Tommy Litz (skater), Linda Carbonetto, Terry Head and the team of Nick and Nancy.
June 4 - At least in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, The Cowsills were on the Virginia Graham Show with Karen Valentine, and Mickey Spillane.
June 14-15 - Los Angeles, CA - Recording Sessions
June 25 - Cowsills on The Barbara McNair Show (Red Bank-Middletown, New Jersey area) with Dick Shawn, Freda Payne, Jan Rubes
June 26 - At least in Redlands, California, The Cowsills were on the Barbara McNair Show along with Freddie Weller and Danielle Dorice
June 27 - Cowsills on Larry Kane Variety Show. Cowsills sang "II x II" Other guest: Freddie Weller sang " Free Born Man"
June 30 - The Cowsills Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio - Blossom Music Center. Also on the bill the same night was B. J. Thomas
June 30 - Bill plays the Viking Hotel in Newport.
Magazine Aug 1971]
July - This month holds a special treat
for us Cowsills, because we're going back to Newport! ... The last two
weeks of July are scheduled for recording our second LP for London
July 5-10 Atlantic City, NJ - Steel Pier
July 8 - Cowsills on The Betty Hughes Show, Philadelphia, PA
July 6,7,8 – Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey
July 10 - Atlantic City
July 12 - At least in Redlands, California, The Cowsills were on Virginia Graham Show along with Richard Lamparski, Bill Bixby, Pat Sirkus and Buffalo Bob Smith.
July 14 - The Cowsills appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
July 14,15 - Newport, Rhode Island (Viking Hotel)
July 19 - Elkhart Country Fair - Goshen, Indiana.(or July 29 - conflict of dates Jennifer has the 29th also so it's probably the 29th)
July 13-27 Newport, RI - Viking Hotel
July 28 - AM Chicago - Local Chicago Show
July 29 - Goshen, Indiana - Elkhart County Fair
July 30 - TV Appearance - Sig Sakowitz Talk Show (Live from Chicago)
July 30 - Palatine, IL - William Rainey Harper College
July 31 Harrington, DE - Harrington Fair
August - As of this writing,
we don't know exactly where we'll be during the month of August.
Aug. 10-16 - Miami Beach, FL - Newport Hotel (or Aug 17-23)
August 11 - (at least in Fairbanks, Alaska) The Cowsills were guests on The Tonight Show along with James Coco, Norm Crosby and Los Indios Tabajaros.
Aug. 12-13 - TV Appearance - First All-American Family TV Pageant
August 14 - Cowsills appeared on All American Family Show. Television audiences learn tonight what makes the "ideal American family" in this third annual search taped Aug 5-14 at LeHigh Acres, Fla. Families from across the county were judged on their home life and contributions to the community for prizes including a $30,000 home in Floriad. Mitch Miller and Dr. Joyce Brothers are among the judges and The Cowsills add the entertainment.
August 16 - Holyoke, Massachusetts at Mountain Park
August 17 - Miami, Florida (Family Pageant TV?)
August 17-23 - Newport Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Aug. 27 - Lewisberg, WV - State Fair
September 2 - Fonda, NY - Fulton-Montgomery County Fair
September 3 - Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Exhibition
September 4 - Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny County Fair
September 5-6 - Lincoln, NE - State Fair
September 10-11 - Topsfield, MA - Topsfield Fairgrounds
September 12 - Oxon Hill, MD
September 18 - Norfolk, VA - Military Circle
September 19 - Bill was on American Bandstand
September 24-26 - St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Arena
October 1-6 - Armed Forces Bases - South & Southwest US
October 5 - The Cowsills play 'Stars at the Sheraton' at the Sheraton - San Antonio MotorInn in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets $5.00 Shows' 8 p.m. show
October 7 - Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada - Medicine Hat College
October 8-20 - Various Armed Forces Bases - South & Southwest US
October 11 - The Cowsills at the White Marlin Restaurant in Port Aransas, Texas.
October 21 - Huntsville, TX - Sam Houston State College
October 22 - Ft. Worth, TX - Texas Wesleyan College
October 23 - Port Arthur, TX - Thomas Jefferson Auditorium
October 25 - San Marcus, TX - Southwest Texas State College
October 26-27 - Armed Forces Bases - South & Southwest US
October 28 - Canyon, TX - West Texas State College
October 29-31 - Armed Forces Bases - South & Southwest US
October 31 - Cowsills did benefit for St. Jon Bosco School on Halloween afternoon at Our Lady of the Lake College at 3 p.m. Tickets $2.00.
November 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Knotts Berry Farm
November 12 - Dayton, OH - Memorial Hall
November 13 - Dayton, OH (Barry got his bangs cut)
November 22 - Key Biscayne, Florida (tentative)
November - in a parade sometime
December 6 - New Orleans, Louisiana (tentative)
December 7 - The Cowsills played at Victoria College Auditorium in Victoria, Texas.
December 13 - The Cowsills played O'Connell High School in Galveston, Texas.
December 13 - Denver Colorado (tentative)
December 14 - The Cowsills play Burges High School gym in El Paso,Texas (afternoon)
December 14 - The C's played Austin High School in El Paso, TX (evening)
December 16 - Jacob Brown Auditorium on the campus of The University of Texas at Brownsville, hosted The Cowsills
December - The Cowsills play a Christmas party at Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas.
January 6 - Jan. 24 - Overseas Personal Appearance
January 10 - Stamford, Connecticut (this date confirmed by Valerie A. who was at this show)
January 11 - Huntington High School, Long Island
January 12 - South Norwalk, Connecticut
June 16 - Bill, Barry, John and Bob played the Ice House in Pasadena.
June 27 - The Cowsills open Cameron College's summer entertainment series at 8:30 on the Shepler Center grounds in Lawton, Oklahoma.
June 28 - Northwestern State University - Natchiotches, LA
1974 - Bridey Murphy released their one and only single on Capitol.
Billy’s Going Away Party (with Bill and Barry) in Naragansett in 1975
[Source Document: People
Magazine: August 11, 1975]
The Cowsills were the Osmonds,
or the real-life Partridge Family, of the 1960s. But the latest gig of
Bud Cowsill, a retired Navy chief petty officer, his wife and seven
kids, has been in bankruptcy court. They reported debts of $445,339 to
hotels, airlines, credit-card agencies and lawyers. The Cowsills' cash
on hand: $78.
Thursday August 21, 1975 (according to a newpaper
article August 22, 1975) bankrutcy was filed Debt - $445,339 Assets -
Source Document: “The Cowsills Since
Then...” by David Bash, Audities, Volume 1, Issue 5, September/October
1995, p. 4, 5, 17, 18. (Note: The slogan for Audities is The Journal for
Insanely Great Pop.)
RE: Evolution of the band in the
...Bob did not give up his ambition. Quoting Bob: “I
kept writing. Then, in 1976, we ran into a guy named Chuck Plotkin (who
would subsequently find fame and fortune as Bruce Springstein’s
producer). He liked us a lot and wanted to produce us. That started a
three-year apprenticeship for me on how to write a song, how to record a
song, with Chuck being my teacher. We cut and mastered 15 tracks, some
at Chuck’s studio and some at Emmit Rhodes’ studio. At this time the
band consisted of Paul, John, Susan, and myself (an incarnation that
continued into the ’90s.)...Bob thinks these sessions were the “best
stuff we’ve ever done. I listen to these tapes to this day, and the
people in my world who hear them agree with me...Our stuff was ill timed
anyway. There was too much disco happening back then, and we didn’t do
Bill formed Blue Northern with Garry Comeau ~ Fiddle,
Billy Cowsill ~ Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Brady Gustafson ~
Ray O'Toole ~ Lead Guitar, Vocals
Lee Roy Stephens ~ Bass,
Jimmy Wilson ~ Pedal Steel, Guitar, Synthisizer, Accordion,
The band continued until 1982.
Susan release a single on
Warner Brothers Label called The Next Time That I See You / I Think Of You
Billy had a steady gig working at Ego's in Austin, Texas. Barry joined him in December.
March 19 - The Cowsills performed at Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calif
July 3 Tuesday - Saturday July 7 - Bob, Paul, Barry, John and Susan played Mammoth Lakes, CA at Pea Soup Anderson's
August 10th and 11th -The STARWOOD in West Hollywood
August 28 - The Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip.
August 30 - The Blue Lagune Saloon in Santa Monica
September 1979 - The Cowsills played a benefit for Los Virgenes Environment which is near Calabasas, California
September 5 - Madame Wong's in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
September 14 - The Troubadour in West Holywood (Bob, Paul, Barry, John, Susan)
September 19 - Club 88 in West Los Angeles.
September 26 and 27 - Pan-Andreas in Hollywood.
September 28 - The Cuckoo's Nest
September 30 - The Cowsills were joined by John Kay of Steppenwolf at The Palomino in North Hollywood, California.
October 4 - Blackie's Bar in Los Angeles.
October 9 - Madame Wong's in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
October 12 - The Blue Lagune Saloon in Santa Monica
October 18 - The Golden Bear in Huntington Beach
October 19 - Madame Wong's in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
November 2nd and 3rd - Shenanigans
November 9 - Club 88 in West Los Angeles.
November 10 - Cuckoo's Nest
November 16 - Recording at Clover Studios.
November 21 - The Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip.
December 7th and 8th - Madame Wong's in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
December 14 - Madame Wong's West in Santa Monica with Dwight Twilley.
February 18 - The Cowsills played at _____ in Los Angeles. (This was possibly the Starwood in West Hollywood)
April 17 - The Cowsills played at ___ in Los Angeles.(This was possibly the Starwood in West Hollywood)
April 20 - The Cowsills played at Catamaran in San Diego
August 13 - The Cowsills played the Starwood Club in West Hollywood, California.
Paul Cowsill did an interview for radio - Dick Clark's "Rock, Roll, and Remember"
Barbara moved from California to Arizona for health reasons.
May 12 - John and Susan join Dwight Twilley Band at Rockabillys in Houston, TX
June 27 - The Rockabilly's show aired on MTV
John joins The Belair Bandits as a backup band to Jan
and Dean. He will continue with this until 1988.
July 1 - John with Jan and Dean at San Diego (CA) Wild Animal Park.
Bob starts a long term run at Pickwick's Pub in
Woodland Hills, CA
John appeared several times on General
Billy played a regular gig every Sunday 8-midnight at the Ranchman's South in the Wrangler Room in Calgery. From Calgary Herald 12/2/84.
Barbara died of emphysema in Tempe, Arizona on January 31, 1985
Source Document: “The Cowsills
Since Then...” by David Bash, Audities, Volume 1, Issue 5,
September/October 1995, p. 4, 5, 17, 18. (Note: The slogan for Audities
is The Journal for Insanely Great Pop.)
RE: Evolution of
the band continues into the ’80s and ’90s
Bob and the band took
a break in the early ’80s, and Bob took to doing cover material at pubs,
which he does to this day. However, in the mid-’80s the third phase of
the Cowsills took shape. Quoting Bob: “In ’85-’86 I started writing
again, songs that I thought were real good.”
The band went out
and did some small tours and benefit shows around the country, but their
song lineup emphasized the old material. Quoting Bob, “We’d open with
The Rain, the Park and Other Things and close with Hair. But around
’91-’92 we decided that we were ready to play the club scene in L.A. and
those songs became encore songs. We wrote a whole bunch of new songs and
they became the main part of our show. We did it this way because only
one-third of the people who came to the clubs knew who we were, and
The public who did remember them were very
surprised at the change in approach and style of the new material, and
most of the response was quite positive. Quoting Bob: “The press in L.A.
was awesome. They allowed us to play original music in clubs.” Original
it was, imbuing the band’s own sound with that of Fleetwood Mac-meets
Tom Petty-meets the Byrds. It was extremely vital to the band that the
public not view them as a band resting on past laurels...Quoting Bob:
“The club scene was important to us because we wanted to say to the
audience, ‘We’re on your terms. We’re just like any other band.’”
March 9 - Casey Kasem pays tribute to Barbara Cowsill, the mother and leader of the family the group the Cowsills on American Top 40.
June 16 - Bob Cowsill and Peter Bunch played a duo gig at the Lighthouse Cafe
June 23 - Bob Cowsill and Peter Bunch played a duo gig at the Lighthouse Cafe
July 21 - Bob Cowsill and Peter Bunch played a duo gig at the Lighthouse Cafe
Septmeber 1 - Bob Cowsill and Peter Bunch played a duo gig at the Lighthouse Cafe
John played with Jan and Dean in the Republic of China:
December 9 - Shanghai China, Shanghai Arena
On this tour John played in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou on what was called The Friendship Tour.
Sunday Evenings 1987 - Billy Cowsill had a regular gig at the Soft Rock Cafe in Vancouver.
March 2 and 3 - John is with Jan and Dean at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana
June 21 - Barry and Debbie were married on the lawn of Halidon Hall
John appeared several times on Full House (January
29, 1988 - episode 'A Pox In Our House' and March 18, 1988 - episode
'The Seven-Month Itch and November 11, 1988 - episode 'Jingle Hell')
March 11 - John appears in Full House episode "The Seven-Month Itch Part 1"
March 18 - John appears in Full House episode "The Seven-Month Itch Part 2"
April 29 - "Week of" The Cowsills were on The Mike Douglas Show
June 29 - Wednesday - Susan and Friends played at Sasch in Studio City, California.
June 30 - Thursday - Susan and Friends played at Madame Wong's West in Santa Monica.
August 18 - John is with Jan & Dean at the Redwood Empire Fair in California
October 28 - John appears in Full House episode "It's Not My Job"
February 10 - Released on this date was Bob's Beatles Sing a Long Vol. 1 video.
May 2 - Released on this date was Bob's Beatles Sing a Long Vol. 2 video.
August - Bob did a radio show with WZLX in Boston
September 30 - Susan in on the bill with Jerry Lee Lewis at the First Annual Monterey Pop Festival in Monterey, California.
October - The reformed Cowsills started play club dates in Los Angeles.
June - The Cowsill do a radio show with Rich Fields
on Rock, Roll and Remember
June - Bob did radio show with KTDY,
June 10 - Bob did radio show with KODJ in Utah
June 29 - Cowsills On Good Morning America
June 30 - The Cowsills were on WCBS Radio with Bob Shannon.
July 1 - Bob did a radio show with WZLX in Boston
July 2 - Newport, Rhode Island visiting friends and family.
July 3 Thursday - Cowsills played Zanzibar in Boston. (Bob, Paul, John, Susan)
They also were interview
by Barry Scott on WZLX-FM radio and did a local moring TV Show called "Good Day Boston"
August 17 - Holiday Inn Beloit, Wisconsin
August 19 - Monkees Convention, Chicago Illinois
August 24 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, New Jersey
August 25 - Cowsills on Howard Stern
August 26 - Club Memories, Johnston, Rhode Island
August 28 - 9:30 Club in Washington DC
September 1990 - The Cowsills play Jigg's in Butler, New Jersey.
September 23 - Butler, New Jersey
September 26 - Newport, Rhode Island - Newport Marriott
September 28 - Newport, Rhode Island - Elks Club
September 29 - Bob, John, Barry, Paul and Susan play Taste Of Rhode Island.
Cowsills were shown on Entertainment Channel's "True Gossip" and "E Sharp"
September 30 - Newport Yachting Center, Newport, Rhode Island
November 3 - Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles.
November 15 - At My Place in Santa Monica.
December 21 - Barry played at the Olympic Tavern in Fresno, California.
Bill Cowsill did an interview for radio - Dick
Clark's "Rock, Roll, and Remember"
February 3 - The Cowsills on
radio with KROQ "Rodney on the Roq Show", Pasadena,
February 6 - The Club Lingerie in Hollywood.
15-16 - Kitchner, Ontario, Canada - Lulu's
February 18 - New York
City - Taping of the Joan Rivers show (see below)
February 18 - New
York City - The Bitter End
March 14 - Hollywood Theatre - The
Henry Fonda Theatre
March 26 - Cowsills on Joan Rivers.
- Bill, Bob, John and Susan - Pickwick's Pub, Woodland Hills,
April 9 - China Club in Hollywood.
June 6 - Cowsills
on Solid Gold Scrapbook "This Week in 1969," host was Dave
June 9 - Zelda's in Palm Springs, California
June 11 -
China Club in Hollywood.
June 26 - Cowsills on Solid Gold Scrapbook
"New England Music Scene", host was Dave Charity
July 22 - Genghis
Cohen in Los Angeles.
August 11 - Sunday - The Roxy in West
August 22 - The Cowsills on KLSX in Los Angeles.
- Club Lingerie in Hollywood.
August 29 - Club Lingerie in
October 17 - Genghis Cantina - first official show of
The Psycho Sisters.
October 26 - benefit at Crescenta Valley High
school - La Crescenta, CA
November 6 - Club Lingerie in
November 12 - The Cowsills taped "My Generation" for
December 12 - China Club in Hollywood.
December 17 - The
Roxy in Hollywood. (or 16th)
Susan and Vicki Peterson began to work as the Psycho
Sisters and eventually joined The Continental Drifters.
Sisters released Timberline on the SOL label.
February 19 - LA
Music Awards where The Cowsills won Best Unsigned Band.
March 2 -
VH1's My Generation featuring The Cowsills aired.
March 23 - Monday -
The Cowsills were mentioned on the Burt Reynolds sitcom "Evening
April 7 - Showcase at S.I.R. Studios - Santa
September 29 - Bud died of leukemia
October 24 -
The Cowsills played the 2nd Annual Crescenta Valley High School Athletic
Program Benefit in La Crescenta, CA
December 11 - Coconut Teaszer
in West Hollywood.
Susan and Vicki Peterson became full time members of
The Continental Drifters.
Susan, along with husband Peter Holsapple, moved to New Orleans.
February 09 - Boston - The Avalon This was an AIDS benefit
February 21 - Richard Cowsill was a guest on Inside Edition (Air date may have varied. This airing was from Del Rio, Texas)
April 19 - Genghis Cohen Cantina in Hollywood.
Bill with The Blue Shadows released 'On The Floor Of
Heaven' in 1993 to great reviews. The second album 'Lucky To Me'
received the same accolades. The band broke up in the winter of 1996.
September 25th and 26th - The Cowsills were at the Taste Of Rhode Island in Newport.
November 24 - The Cowsills were invited
by LA radio's Mark & Brian to perform in The Mark & Brian
Thanksgiving Day Parade.
December 11 - Cowsills played a benefit
show at Sutter Jr. High for St. Bernadine's School.
March 17 - 20 - Billy and Susan performed as part of the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
May 21 - The Cowsills performed a benefit show for the LA Police Department.
October 29 - Susan and the Continental Drifters at Cubby Bear's in Chicago, IL
November 23 - The Continental Drifters self titled CD released on Monkey Hill.
December 16 - The movie Dumb and Dumber was released including The Cowsills singing "The Rain, The Park and Other Things"
The Psycho Sisters did some opening shows for the Go-Go's during their 1994-1995 tour.
Billy plays the Calgary Folk Festival with The Blue
John recorded "Offering Of Love" with Church Of The Living Christ in Ojai, CA.
January 10 - Susan and the Drifters play Frankfurt, Germany
January 15 - Susan and The Drifters play Forum, Nurnberg, Germany
January 24 - Susan and the Drifters play Breman, Germany
March 14,15 - Susan and Vicki Peterson play SXSW as the Psycho Sisters
July 8 - Dwight Twilley played along with The Cowsills at the Troubadour.
August 26 - The Cowsills played The Whisky.
September 7 - The Cowsills were at Mountain Magic Stage at a Concert Benefit for Los Virgenes Environment
September 16 - The Cowsills played the Loose Change Club
October 14 - Susan and The Drifters at The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri
Susan played with Joe McGinty, Jill Sobule, John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, as well as members of the Smithereens and Eve's Plum as part of a tribute to Dusty Springfield at the Loser's Lounge.
November 4 - The Cowsills played Naughty Sweeties Club
December 9 - The Cowsills and Dwight Twilley played at Madame Wongs'in West Hollywood.
Billy plays the Calgery Folk Festival as a solo artist
March - John acted/sang in the musical Beggar's in Ojai.
May 28 - Susan's Vermilion was release by Blue Rose Records.
June 23 - Susan and the Drifters AB Club Brussels, Belgium
July 3 - Susan and the Drifters Hameln, Germany
August 28 - Global released
November 22 - Susan and the Drifters play at Maxwell's
March 30 - Cowsills on VH1's Where Are They Now?
April 16 - The Cowsill were on Entertainment Tonight.
April 23 - Wednesday - Susan and Vicki Peterson do a songwriters workshop for Lousiana Music New Orleans Pride - The Music Conference in New Orleans.
End of April - Barry moves from Sonora CA to New Orleans and begins a regular show at The Kerry Irish Pub in the French Quarter.
April 27 - Tuesday - Barry plays the 1999 New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
May 22 - Susan and The Drifters
played The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans
June 21 - The Mark and Brian
Show KLOS in Los Angeles
June 22 - Tuesday - The Cowsills sang the
Star Spangled Banner (and did a concert after the game) at a California
League All Star game at Lake Elsinore, CA
August 24 - Susan and
The Drifters played The Howlin Wolf.
August 27 - Barry at The Kerry
August 28 - Susan and the Drifters play 'Back To The
Beach Festival' New Orleans.
September 24 - The Cowsills play at
St. Bernadine's School Festival
September 25 - The Cowsills play as a
group at Pickwick's Pub
October 2 - Susan and The Drifters played
Schuba's in Chicago, Illinois.
November 7 - The Cowsills played
the benefit for a wetlands project called Ballona Fest.
15 - The Cowsills were on Extra.
December 31 - Barry plays The Kerry
Irish Pub in New Orleans.
December 31 - John plays with The Surf City
Allstars (in Vegas???)
January - The Cowsills on VH1's The Partridge
February 5 Saturday - The Cowsills played
March 18 - Susan and The Drifters play SXSW
14 - John plays with The Surf City Allstars
May 6 - The Cowsills
play Saint Frances De Sales Fest
May 28 - Sunday - Susan plays the
Joni Mitchell Tribute Benefit at The Howlin' Wolf.
July 10 -
Susan and the Drifters play Breman, Germany
July 11 - Susan and The
Drifters play Hamburg, Germany
July 15 - Saturday - Billy was part of
a workshop with Ron Hayward at the Calgary Folk Festival
July 19 - Wednesday -
Barry plays Caffeine Music Songwriters Night at Carrollton Station, New
July 29th and 30th - The Cowsills play the IPO in Los
August 3 - The Cowsills were on the Today
September 23-24 - All seven Cowsill siblings perform for
the first time at Taste Of Rhode Island.
October 29 - Susan and
The Drifters Mountain Stage,Charleston, West Virginia
March 17 - Notre Dame School benefit.
May 4 - Saint Frances De Sales Festival.
June 5 - Susan's Better Day released on Razor and Tie.
July 5 - John played his first full-time gig with The Beach Boys at Caesar's Circus Maximus, Atlantic City, NJ
August 10 - Susan and The Continental Drifters at the Howlin Wolf
August 26- "Hair" was a part of the Behind The Music
September 1 - Barry at Howl'n'Wolf Saloon in MN
September 15 - Susan and her band plays The Howlin' Wolf
September 21 - Bob and Friends play St. Bernadine's Fall Festival
September 30 - Notre Dame Festival
October 20 - Susan is guest artist at the New Orleans Songwriters Night
November - Bob started playing regularly at the Fox and Hound Pub in Studio City, CA
November 5 - Listen, Listen released by Blue Rose Records.
January 9 - Susan and Russ leave the Continental Drifters.
July 3 - The C's play Sunset Music Festival & More
July 27 - Saturday - Billy plays Calgary Folk Festival.
August 3 - Billy and the Codependents play Canmore Folk Music Festival Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
August 18 - Billy and the Codependents webcast CKUA radio in Alberta, Canada
September 25 - Billy joined Sue Foley, Stephen Fearing, Linda McRae, Ralph Boy Johnson, National Dust, Tim Williams, Kit Johnston & Ross Watson for a free concert called Farm Tracks: A Celebration of Roots Music.
November 11 - Barry and Richard played at the Officers Club Newport.
November 24 - Sunday - Bob and Barry interviewed on Bubblegum Babylon on VH1
Billy on Canadian show called Undiscovered Country on CMT and his episode was called Had Success But Lost It Carelessly
May 16 - Billy and the Co-Dependents played a benefit called Spring Howler to benefit a Wolf Preservation Society.
August 8 - Barry plays at the Officers Club Newport RI
September 27-28 - Bob, Paul, Barry, Rich and Susan perform at Taste Of Rhode Island.
December 29 - Susan Cowsill Band at The Nick Birmingham, AL
December 30 - Susan Cowsill Band at Radio Cafe Nashville, TN
January 2 - Susan Cowsill Band at The Patio Indianapolis, Indiana
January 3 - The Susan Cowsill Band at The Dame Lexington, KY
February 10 - The Susan Cowsill Band at The Paris New Orleans, LA
February 19 - The Susan Cowsill Band at the Circle Bar New Orleans, LA
February 22 - The Susan Cowsill Band at Carrollton Station New Orleans, LA
March 2 - Cowsills on Entertainment Tonight as part of the TV Land segment.
March 12 - The Susan Cowsill Band at Suburb-a-nite Roswell, GA
March 17 - Bob, Paul, Barry, John, and Susan performed live (for the first time) Love American Style on the TVLand Awards show.
March 18 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Cheapo Records Austin, TX 1 PM<
March 18 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Jovita's Twangfest Party Austin, TX 6 PM
March 18 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at The Vibe Austin, TX 10 PM
March 20 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers SXSW Showcase at Lounge Austin, TX
Spring - Susan formed her solo band Susan Cowsill and the Mid-city Ministers
April 30 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Fairgrinds Coffee House New Orleans, LA
May 1 - Bob and Friends play Saint Francis De Sales Spring Fest
May 1 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at RiverFest Alexandria, LA
May 2 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Carrolton Station (conflict with below)
May 2 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Blue Moon Layfayette, LA
May 15 - John played for a benefit for innner city school music called Rock The Classroom
July 30 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Maxwell's in Hobboken, NJ
July 31 - Susan Cowsill is guest on The Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell on WFMU
July 31 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at NXNW inPhiladelphia, PA
August 1 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, MA
August 2 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Rodeo Bar New York, NY
August 3 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at IOTA Club & Cafe Arlington, VA
August 6 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Carrollton Station New Orleans, LA
August 7 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Blue Moon Layfayette, LA
August 8 - Sunday - Barry plays Festival of Song & Spirit in Newport
August 14 - Susan did an interview on radion station WFMU in New York City.
August 14 - Friday - John played as part of The Beach Boys at a polio fund raiser in Canandaigua, New York.
August 30 - Susan's first solo CD released on Blue Rose Records in Germany
September 13 - El Rey Theatre - The Cowsills play benefit for Billy.
September 29 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Sinkkasten - Frankfurt, Germany
September 30 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Gewölbe Bürgerhaus Böckingen - Heilbronn, Germany
October 1 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Underground - Köln, Germany
October 2 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers at Take Root Festival - Assen, Netherlands
October 9 - The Cowsills were to sing the National Anthem and Hair at the Boston Red Sox game. This was to be game 4, but the Sox won it in 3.
October 27 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers Jack of the Wood - Ashville, NC
October 28 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers Vintage Wine Bar - Charleston, SC
November 15- Susan and the Mid-City Ministers Iota - Washington, D.C.
November 17 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers Lakeside Lounge (Happy Hour), NYC
November 18 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers The Knitting Factory, NYC
November 20- Susan and the Mid-City Ministers The Strand Theatre, Boston, MA
November 20 - Susan does benefit for Boston Medical Center’s Elders Living at Home Programs (ELAHP) - Boston
November 21 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers Narrows Center - Fall River, MA
November 24 - Susan and the Mid-City Ministers Carrollton Station, European cd release celebration - New Orleans, LA
December - Susan's band's name changes to The Susan Cowsill Band
December 29 - The Susan Cowsill Band at Carrollton Station, New Orleans
January 1 - The Susan Cowsill Band at The Louisiana Music Factory New Orleans, LA
January 2 - Susan Cowsill Band at The Patio Indianapolis, Indiana
January 19 - Wednesday - The Susan Cowsill Band on Louisiana Crossroads - New Iberia, LA
January 20 - Thursday - The Susan Cowsill Band on Louisiana Crossroads - Lafayette, LA
February 5 - The Susan Cowsill Band at Carrollton Station, New Orleans
February 12 - Susan at Tipitina's Uptown New Orleans, LA
February 17 - The Susan Cowsill Band in Heilbronn, Germany
February 18 - The Susan Cowsill Band in Stuttgart, Germany
February 19 - The Susan Cowsill Band in Offenburg, Germany
February 20 - The Susan Cowsill Band in Karlsruhe, Germany
February 21 - The Susan Cowsill Band in Salzburg, Austria
February 23 - The Susan Cowsill Band in Fulda, Germany
February 24 - The Susan Cowsill Band in Halle, Germany
February 25 - The Susan Cowsill Band Oberursel, Germany
February 26 - The Susan Cowsill Band Hanover, Germany
February 27 - The Susan Cowsill Band Berlin, Germany
February 28 - The Susan Cowsill Band Hamburg, Germany
March 1 - The Susan Cowsill Band National Radio show - Bremen, Germany Susan
March 11 - Susan Parkway Bakery - New Orleans, LA
March 16 - Susan SXSW Showcase, Cedar Street Courtyard (10pm), Austin, Tx
March 17 - Susan sitting in with The Bluerunners, Mother Egan's (1am), Austin, Tx
March 17 - Susan SXSW, Songrwriters Panel, room 18 ABC (2:45-4:00 pm) - Austin, TX
March 17 - Susan Louisiana Film and Music Reception - (4:30), 400 blk East 4th St, Austin, Tx
March 17 - Susan sitting in with The Bluerunners, D & L's Music Cafe (6pm), 1321 Congress, Austin
March 17 - Susan KUT Radio Station - (10pm), live performance, Austin, TX
March 18 - Susan sitting in with Calexico at Antone's, 1am, Austin, Tx
March 19- Pop Culture Press Party, Dog and Duck Pub - (1pm), 406 W. 17th St, Austin
March 19 - D & L's Texas Music Cafe (7pm), 1321 S. Congress Ave, Austin
March 19 -*sitting in w/Dwight Twilley at The Vibe (midnight), 508 E. 6th Street, Austin, Tx
March 24- Ogden Museum, After Hours Concert Series, 6-8pm(acoustic), New Orleans, LA
April 1 - Blue Moon Cafe - Lafayette, La.
April 2 - Pickwick's Pub burns ending Bob's long term run there.
April 8 - Private concert, New Orleans, La.
April 22 - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - 12:10 on the Sprint Stage
April 24 - Big Top/3-Ring Circus, also on bill: Johnny Sansone + guests, and Bluerunners, New Orleans
April 27 - Louisiana Music Factory - 6 pm, New Orleans, LA
April 30 - Parkway Bakery, New Orleans, LA
May 1- Jazz Fest, Grandstands, TBA, interview & performance, NOLA
May 1 - Carrollton Station - New Orleans, LA
May 24 - John and the Beach Boys play The Ameristar in Kansas City.
June - Bob starts up his summertime shows at The Sidewalk Cafe in Venice Beach, California
June 9 - Bob begins a regular gig at The White Harte Public House in Woodland Hill, CA
June 11 - Susan does her First Covered in Vinyl: Rumours, Carrollton Station - New Orleans, LA
July 2 - Susan Second Covered In Vinyl: Tea for the Tillerman, Carrollton Station - NOLA
July 4 - John performs on PBS TV with the Beach Boys at at the 4th of July festival on The Mall in Washington, D.C.
July 21,22, and 23 - Susan opens for Hootie and The Blowfish in PA, and NY
July 25 - Susan Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA 7:00 PM
July 26 - Susan Iota, Arlington, VA 8:30PM
July 27 - Susan Satalla, New York, New York 7:30 PM
August 6 - Susan's third Covered in Vinyl, Harvest by Neil Young at Carrollton Station
August 12 & 13 - John is on The Today Show's Summer Concert Series with The Beach Boys
September 3 - Susan performs Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark as part of her Covered in Vinyl Series at Carrollton Station.
September 22 - Bob appears on Entertainment Tonight in search of Barry missing from hurricane Katrina
September 25 - John joined his Beach Boys bandmates in a benefit for hurricane Katrina victims at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
September 26 - Bob and Susan appear on CNN Headline News - Showbiz Tonight looking for Barry.
September 29 - Susan and Bob sing the National Anthem at the NY Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles game.
October 11 - Susan's Just Believe It is released on an American label, Blue Corn Music.
November 6 - Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings was the fifth album that Susan performed in her Covered In Vinyl series.
November 24 - John appeared with The Beach Boys at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
November 29 - John and The Beach Boys appear on IMUS In The Morning.
December 6 - We Can Fly is released on CD through Collectors' Choice with liner notes quoting Bob and Billy.
December 12 - Billy's The Co-Dependents Live Recording Event Vol 2 is released on Indelible Music.
December 27 - Barry's body is found under Chartres Street Wharf on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Medical examinations deteremined he had died of drowning shortly after Hurricane Katrina. The family wasn't notified until January 4, 2006.
December 31 - John performed with The Beach Boys at the half time show for The Liberty Bowl
January 5 - Richard is interviewed on Entertainment Tonight about Barry's death.
February 4 - Susan performs Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends as part of her Covered in Vinyl Series at Carrollton Station.
February 18 - Billy Cowsill died in Calgary, Canada at the age of 58.
February 18 - Memorial services for Barry - with a party following - was held in at Aligator Rock, King's Park and the Viking Hotel in Newport.
March 2006 - A Cowsills compilation will be release in the UK under a UK label.
March 5-7 - Susan was a part of the 2006 Heritage Fair Daily Lineup in New Orleans
July 6 - John and The Beach Boys appear on IMUS In The Morning.
July 7 - John played with the Beach Boys on Good Morning America
July 17 - Susan Cowsill sang The National Anthem at the Red Sox vs Kansas City game in Boston
August 14 - John Cowsill sang The National Anthem at the Red Sox vs Detroit game in Boston
December 11 - John and The Beach Boys appear on IMUS In The Morning.
December 31 - The Cowsills (Bob, Paul and Susan) play their first gig with the tour Original Idols Live! at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas
March - The Cowsills perform "Hair" on the PBS show My Music: Movie Songs all across the country.
April 27 and 28 - The Cowsills, as part of Original Idols, play Casino Aztar in Evansville, Indiana at 8 and 11 PM
June 15 - Susan and Russ played as a duet at Inspired by Appalachia series in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
June 22 - The Cowsills, as part of Original Idols, play Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California at 6 and 8 PM
July 28 - The Cowsills play The Lyric Theatre in Stuart, Florida
August 4 - Susan sings the National Anthem at the Great American Cookoff in New Orleans
Septembr 1 & 2 - The Cowsills play Silverton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
September 13 - John took over the full time drummer position for The Beach Boys
September 28 - Bob will be singing the National Anthem at the Red Sox vs Minnesota game.
September 29 & 30 - Bob plays Taste of Rhode Island in Newport
October 1 - Bob was part of a rally for the Boston Red Sox at City Hall Plaza in Boston.
October 13 - The Cowsills play in Fayetteville, North Carolina
October 15 - The Cowsills play Wildhorses Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee with The Original Idols.
November 20 - Love American Style is released on DVD featuring The Cowsills singing the title song
December - Susan will cohost "Lagniappe Live" WWL TV Morning News on Friday mornings previewing upcoming musical acts.
January - Susan will cohost "Lagniappe Live" WWL TV Morning News on Friday mornings previewing upcoming musical acts.
January 9th - Susan wins Best Female Vocalist Award from OffBeat Magazine
January 18th - The Cowsills taped an appearance on the new The Florence Henderson Show on the Retirement Living Channel. This episode aired February 29, 2008
February 20-26 - Susan a part of P.E.N. Club's International Forum - "Natural Disasters from a Cultural Perspective" in Tokyo, Japan
March 13 - Susan as a solo act and The Cowsills as a group play SxSW in Austin, Texas.
March 29 - The Cowsills play at Prairie Knights Casino & Resort Pavilion in Fort Yates, ND.
April 25 - Susan performed at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz Festival
April 26 - The Cowsills light up The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California
May 23 - Annapolis, Maryland host the Cowsills at the Rams Head Tavern.
May 25, 26, and 27th - The Cowsills at Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida as part of Disney's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
May 28 - The Cowsills play at the Largo Cultural Center in Largo, Florida
June 7 - Cowsills are part of Taste Of Summer Music Festival in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
July 3 - Susan plays Fitzgeralds American Music Festival in Berwyn, Illinois
July 4 - While John shoots off fireworks in Atlantic City, The Cowsills will be playing The Taste of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota.
July 17 - Susan is at the Osh Kosh Waterfest with Paul Sanchez in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin.
July 24 - The Cowsills visit Newport and play at the Blue Cafe
July 26 - The Cowsills make a return visit to the Hatch Shell in Boston, Massachusetts
July 27 - Bob and Paul sang "The National Anthem" at the Boston Red Soxes game.
July 28 - BB King's in New York City is where you could have found The Cowsills.
August 23 - The Cowsills play The Cannery Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
September 5 - The Cowsills play Casino Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
September 6 - The Cowsills play Mae Wilson Theatre in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
September 13 - Bob and Paul helped out with a PBS telethon in San Francisco answering phones.
October 4 - Ohio Palace Theatre in Marion, Ohio
October 24 - The Cowsills play at Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Canada
October 25 - Dakota Dunes Casino in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is The Cowsills next stop.
December 12 - Susan released the video version of her NO tribute "Crescent City Snow".
January - Susan and her band start recording her 2nd solo CD Lighthouse due to be released in April.
March 6 thru 8 - The Cowsills play at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
March 13 thru 22 - The Cowsills and The Susan Cowsill band were scheduled to return to SxSW in Texas.(Did this happen??)
April - The Cowsills are inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame.
May 14 thru 17 - Cowsills headline a cruise on the Carnival Destiny Cruise ship. (this was later cancelled)
May 18 - A CD release party was held in New Orleans for Barry Cowsill's US1 CD.
June 11 - Susan plays in Houston, Texas as part of the Discovery Green Concert Series.
July 4 - The Cowsills in Harrisburg, PA at the City Island Pavillion for the American Music Festival.
July 6 - The Cowsills return to B.B. King Blues Club in New York City - 8 pm.
July 8 - The Cowsills a perform at Empire State Plaza Conv. Ctr. in Albany, New York.
July 9 - 19 - Susan tours the Midwest performing in Wisconsin (Waterfest), Minnesota, Omaha NE, Kansas City, MO, Oklahoma City OK, Springfield MO, St. Louis MO, and Chicago
July 17 - At the Dodgers game in LA you'll find The Cowsills sang the National Anthem and also "America The Beautiful."
July 27 thur Aug 8 - Branson, Missoui host The Cowsills RFD TV's Theater.
July 30 - The Beach Boys joined The Cowsills on stage in Branson, Missouri.
July 31 - The Cowsills joined The Beach Boys on stage in Springfield, Missouri.
September - Susan records a PSA for the St. Bernard Project in New orleans.
September 5 - Dosey Doe's hosted The Cowsills in The Woodlands, Texas.
September 9 - A bench dedicated to Bill and Barry Cowsill was placed in Kings Park in Newport.
October 3 - Bob plays Taste of Rhode Island in Newport.
October 10 - The Cowsills join Susan at Carrollton Station
October 12 - The Cowsills are part of 'It's Only Rock & Roll' at the Wildhorse in Nashville.
October 13 - The Cowsills' "Christmastime" was released as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's CD Hope For The Holidays.
October 29 - Susan releases her Covered in Vinyl, Vol 2
November - Threadhead Records releases a Holiday CD including a new song by Susan.
November 20 - Canada had The Cowsills at Red Robinson Show Theater in Coquitlam, BC Canada at 8 pm.
November 21 - Canadians also saw The Cowsills at the Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
January 31 - The Cowsills played the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
February 22 - Bob did a radio interview with WIBG in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
March 16-20 - The Susan Cowsill Band is part of SxSW in Austin.
March 30 - John Cowsill was part of The Beach Boys appearance on Dancing With The Stars.
April 2 - The Cowsills play the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa.
May 8 - Carrollton Station hosted the CD release party for Susan and her new CD Lighthouse
July 15 - The Cowsills play Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.
July 16 - The Cowsills perform at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland.
July 18 - The Cowsills return to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
July 19 - The Cowsills play BB Kings in New York City.
July 31 - The Cowsills (probably more Bob and Friends) at Venice High School in Los Angeles as part of the Westside Food Fest
August 1 - The Cowsills are on WDOS in Boston with Barry Scott's The Lost 45's.
August 13 - The Cowsills perform at Wilbarger County Memorial Auditorium in Vernon, Texas
September 19 - Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington, hosts The Cowsills.
February 5 - John joined the Beach Boys (including Al Jardine) and played “A Concert for America: A Tribute to Ronald Reagan” part of the celebration of Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday.
February 12 - Susan played the last of her Covered In Vinyl series, doing a 'Best of' show.
March 16-18 - Susan plays SxSW in Austin, Texas.
March 30 - The Susan Cowsill Band filmed a segment for the HBO TV show Treme
May 7 - John, Vicki and Bob Cowsill joined Susan in New Orleans for a CIV
May 14 - The Cowsills will be part of the Caravan of Stars KOOL 103.1 FM in Jackson, Tennessee.
May 22 - The Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, California will host The Bob Cowsill Band (originally billed as The Cowsills) at 3:20 pm.
May 15-24 - Susan joined the Bonas Brothers in Germany.
June 12 - The Susan Cowsill Band was part of a Treme episode called "Can I Change My Mind".
June 26 - Susan and Russ were a part of a 2nd Treme episode called "That's What Lovers Do".
July 9 - Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Party at the Beach, Indian Lake Tour 2011 hosts The Cowsills 1-3 pm in Indian Lake Ohio.
July 21 - Family Band: The Cowsills Story made its' maiden debut at The Paley Center For Media.
July 26 - Catch The Cowsills at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
July 27 - The Cowsills return for another sell out at BB Kings at 8 pm in New York City!.
August 10 - The Rhode Island Film Festival hosted Family Band: The Cowsills Story in Providence, Rhode Island.
August 25 - The Silent Theater in Los Angeles hosted a showing of Family Band: The Cowsills Story.
September 4 - The Cowsills will be joined by The Tokens for a free concert at Cannery Casino in Las Vegas at 4 p.m.
October 1 - The Cowsills played two shows at The Villages in Wildwood, Florida.
October 1 - Family Band: The Cowsills Story is part of the Cincinnati Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 1 - Family Band: The Cowsills Story is part of the Anna's Vision Film Fest in Brattleboro, Vermont.
October 2 - Solivita Social Club in Poinciana, Florida, will host The Cowsills at 5 p.m.
February 3 - Family Band: The Cowsills Story is part of the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
February 12 - The Beach Boys (including John) perform on The Grammy's show.
February 28 - At Least We Have Each Other - a CD by Susan Cowsill, Jon Dee Graham and Freedy Johnston is released.
March 6 - Susan's CD with the Hobart Brothers called "At Least We Have Each Other" released.
April 10 - John joined The Beach Boys singing "The National Anthem" at the Dodger's home opener.
April 15 - The Cowsills return to BB Kings in NYC at 8 PM. This show was cancelled.
April 17-19 - Join The Cowsills on their home turf at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, Massachusetts at 7 p.m. These shows were cancelled.
April 17 - 2nd season of Treme is released including appearances with Susan.
April 24 - First concert of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Tour of The Beach Boys - including John Cowsill in Tucson, Arizona at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater.
April 29 - John joins The Beach Boys on CBS's Sunday Morning
May 7 - John joined The Beach Boys on the Jimmy Fallon Show
June 6 - The Beach Boys new CD That's Why God Made the Radio is released. John will be the drummer on this project.
June 6 - John joined The Beach Boys on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
June 7 (July 21 in some markets)- John joins The Beach Boys on PBS's Front Row Center
July 20 - Bob Cowsill sang the "National Anthem" at the Red Sox Game (Note: Blue Jays won 6-1)
July 21 - Bob also joined Johnny Flanders and Abbey Rhode at the Long Wharf Mall in Newport, Rhode Isand.
September 15 - Infinity Music Hall and Bistro 20 Greenwoods Rd W, in Norfolk Connecticut host the Cowsills at 8 PM
September 16 - While back east catch The Cowsills at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
September 17 - The Cowsills return to BB Kings in NYC at 8 PM.
September 27 - Susan did a live recording session at 6:30 pm at the Nord Ty Tracy Theatre, Gallier Hall, New Orleans.
November 20- Susan was part of Pay It Forward Concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy in New Orleans, singing with the mayor the New Orleans.
November 30- Susan played as part of a benefit for Hurricane Sandy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
December 1- Susan and Russ held a songwriters workshop in New Orleans.
December 14 - Bob is part of a benefit for Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
January 18-20 - Susan is part of the 30a Songwriters Festival in South Walton, Florida.
February 15 - Bob and Susan play a gig at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles.
February 16 - Bob, Susan and Vicki (Peterson) Cowsill play a benefit for Autism in North Hollywood.
March 14 - Susan is part of the tribute for Brent Grulke in SxSW. Brent was the creative director of SxSW
April 28 - Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame inducted The Cowsills. The ceremony was held at the The Met in Pawtucket's Hope Artiste Village.
June 22 - Eastside Cannery Casino in las Vegas, NV is the place to be to see The Cowsills with Paul Revere and The Raiders at 7 PM.
August 9 - The Cowsills play a show at Tanner Park in Copiague, New York at 7 pm. This is a free concert!
August 10 - Make sure to catch The Cowsills with The Lovin' Spoonful and The Association at Queens College in Flushing, New York. 7pm show
September 14 - - The Cowsills at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs, North Carolina!
September 22 - The Cowsills will be at the Slater Park Fall Festival in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
October 9- Susan opened for Rodriguez at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.
November 14- Susan did her first live 'Stage It' concert. She sang Snow, Christmastime, Mohammad's Radio, I'll Think of You, Round The Bend, Mississippi, TRTP&OT, Love Is All Around, To Sir With Love, Angel In Montgomery, and Drunken Angel
November 19 -
The Villages Of Citrus Hills in Hernando, Florida will host The Cowsills. Two shows: 6 and 8:15 PMShows cancelled due to Paul's knee surgery.
January 18 - Join The Cowsills on an cruise !!! Check here for one site with info on the cruise..