John was once a part of a band called Island. One of the band mates was Christopher Quinn who also appears to have been in the band Grease the Cat. Chris passed away in 2011.
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John joined The Beach Boys full time in July of 2001. Check out the Beach Boys Band site.
When ask to build his dream band, Mike Love answered on funcoast.com "I'd like to have Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye. It would kind of be a different group. David Marks, original guitar player with Beach Boys. John Cowsill as drummer and Brian Wilson on keys banding out the rhythm piano.
Former Beach Boy band member David Marks said "He's a great singer and musician and a great guy too"
Click here to find the most current shows John will be performing in.
Beach Boy John Video Links:
Fairfield, Iowa - September 7, 2009
Barbara Ann - The Cowsills join The Beach Boys Springfield, MO 07/31/09
Barbara Ann - Watch John lose a stick at about 1:41 and especially watch the end of the instrumental part
Barbara Ann - Ventura Fair John on keys
Be True To Your School - John on Drums
Be True To Your School - John on keys
Beach Boys Intro - Watch John set up (keys)
The Beach Boys at A concert for America - Ronald Reagan Centenial 1
The Beach Boys at A concert for America - Ronald Reagan Centenial 2
California Dreamin' (good John vocal sound John come in at the "Stopped into a church ....") Boca Raton 2005
California Dreamin' - Shippensburg University 02/29/08 (Christian doing John's part grrrrrr) John on drums
California Girls - Shippensburg University 02/29/08 John on drums.
California Dreamin' - Casino Rama (John come in at the "Stopped into a church ...." not good sound)
California Girls - John on keys
Car Medley 2007 (can't see John but you can hear him)
Catch a Wave - Good shots of John 08/06/10
Compilation - Seminole Hard Rock casino, Hollywood, Florida - December 31, 2010
Help Me Rhoda at the 2:20 mark. Watch John make Timmy mess up and claim he taught Scott everything he knows.
Cottonfields at the 2:54 mark
Darlin - October 21, 2007 at Firelake Grand Casino Oklahoma John drums Darlin starts at 1:47
Darlin' - Casino Rama John on keys
Darlin' - in New Hampshire John on drums close ups
Darlin' John on drums sound pretty good on this one
Do It Again - 2007 (can't see John but you can hear him)
Do You Want To Dance - Hammersmith, London, England 04/4/08 John on drums
Don't Worry Baby - John on drums
Don't Worry Baby - John on keys
Do You Want To DanceFrom Airventure Oshkosh John on keys
Fun, Fun, Fun - John drumming awesome Westbury Music Fair 07/23/10
Getcha Back - Casino Rama John on keys Vocal comes in at "Whoa .." last 2 seconds.
God Only Knows / Help Me Rhonda - The Brighton Centre - Brighton, England 04/3/08 Rhonda starts about 2:41
Good Timin' - featuring John Stamos singing John's part grrrrrr
Help Me Rhonda done as opera
John's daughter talks about dance
Help Me Rhonda - John out front Part 1
Help Me Rhonda - John out front Part 2
Help Me Rhonda 2010
Watch John toss a stick at someone at the 1:10 mark.
Help Me Rhonda - John on drums
Help Me, Rhonda - John 07/28/10 The Bergen Pac Theatre, Englewood, New Jersey
Help Me Rhonda - Casino Rama John out front
I Can Hear Music - The Brighton Centre - Brighton, England 04/3/08
Audio of John
I Get Around (watch John dance!!) John on keys
I Get Around John on keys
John - The Bangle "Going Down To Liverpool"
John - The Bangle "Walk Like An Egyptian"
John with John Eddie - Trump Marina in June 2007 John percussion
Kokomo at EPCOT (Christian Love doing John's parts boo hoo) John doing keys and bongos
Laughlin, NV Clip 1 - John on keys
Laughlin, NV Clip 2 - John on keys
Little Deuce Coupe / 409 - The Brighton Centre - Brighton, England 04/3/08 John on drums
News Clip - Drummer John has a close-up 08/01/10
Rock n' Roll Music - Summertime Blues - close-ups of Drummer John 6/21/08
John joins sASSafrASS playing "Doll Revolution"
Shut Down - Drummer John
Sloop John B - Drummer John
Sloop John B - Drummer John at South Shore Music Circus 08/08/10
Summertime Blues - Drummer John
Summer Time Blues - Universal Studios 4/3/10
Summer Time Blues - Seminole Hard Rock casino, Hollywood, Florida - December 31, 2010
Still Cruisin' - John on keys
Surfin' Safari - Ventura Fair John on keys and hair a flying
Surfin' Safari - London, England 04/4/08 John on drums
Surfin' USA - London, England 04/4/08 John on drums
Surfin' USA - John on keys
Surfin' USA - Ventura Fair John Keys
Surfin' USA - Cape Town December 2010
Tenaya - John's daughter talks about dance
The Banglesí Vicki Peterson talks about the bandís fresh new album and why their live show may surprise you
Threadhead Records - New Orleans Rolling Road Show
Vater Interview Part 1
Vater Interview Part 2
Waddy Watchel Band - including John
Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - John keys
Wilkes-Barre 2006 (watch John dance as the song begins 2:10)
Wouldn't It Be Nice - (John vocal)
Wouldn't It Be Nice - John on keys
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Wouldn't It Be Nice - Casino Rama see John on video boards and part vocals
Wouldn't It Be Nice Universal Studios 4/3/10
You're So Good To Me(mostly see John at beginning playing tamborine)
You're So Good To Me - Hammersmith, London, England 04/4/08 with Drummer John
After reading John's bio on the Beach Boys Band page, I had to think, "I know he's played in lots more bands, other than The Cowsills and The Beach Boys." (And it says John played with The Cowsills 1968-1999. I want to know who that cutie was, with sticks a flying, on Ed Sullivan in 1967 and who sang Cryin' and melted my Mom in 2000. LOL LOL) So I went a web seaching and found the following. I don't know what years he played in them, if this is the correct order, and I'm sure it's not a complete list. This is just a list, with the links where I found them. Following those are some other links I found mentioning John along the way.
Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Mike Kowalski,
Randell Kirsch (replacing Adrian Baker), Chris Farmer, Tim Bonhomme,
Scott Totten, John Cowsill
Current as of 2002
Check The Beach Boys in Des Moines and Des Moines Register Review.
UK Beach Boys
Beach Boys To Headline 'Ford Cruisin' Legends' Celebration or
Beach Boys To Headline 'Ford Cruisin' Legends' Celebration
Beach Boys In Whatzup
Interview With Mike Love
John The Bangle In Pictures
John The Bangle In Pictures 2
The Surf City Allstars
David Logeman (J&D, ex-Frank Zappa) on drums,
Gary Griffin (J&D) on keyboards,
Don Raymond (J&D) on guitar,
Billy Hinsche (Beach Boys) keyboards/guitar and
John Cowsill (Cowsills/J&D) on bass.
Surf City 2000
Randell Kirsch, Jeffrey Foskett, Susan And John Cowsill,
and Dean Torrence
Mike Campion, Randell Kirsch, Robby Scharf, John Cowsill
Posted by Robby on the Cowsill site.
Patrick Dennis - Spun
Patrick M Dennis,
John Cowsill, David J Carpenter,
Ben Moore, and Christopher Pacillio.
Also this reference.
Ojai's Church of the Living Christ Worship Team
Brad McKee, Stacey Cates, John Cowsill, Kasey Curtis, Rhonda Swan,
Jeff Dykhouse, Joseph Warner, Scott Knight, Joel Nichols, Steve Edwards
Jan & Dean
Jan Bery, Dean Torrance, Gary Griffin, Randell Kirsch,
John Cowsill, Phil Bardowell
The Legendary Masked Surfers
Bruce Johnston, Dean Torrance, Mike Love, Gary Griffin, John Cowsill, Mike Kowalski, Chris Farmer, Randell Kirsch, Don Zirilli,
Phillip Bardowell, David Logeman, Ron Altback, John Stamos,
Jim Armstrong, Eddie Carter, Mark Ward
Chris Farmer, Gary Griffin, Jim Armstrong, Mark Ward,
Hal Rappleyea, Sterling Smith, Danny Dehart,
John Cowsill, Randell Kirsch, Phil Bardowell,
David Logeman, Terry Farmer
Dwight Twilley Band
Carla Olson, George Callins, Tom Junior Morgan,
Joe Read, John Cowsill
The West End Boys
Philip Anthony Bardowell, John Cowsill, Gary Griffin,
Randell Kirsch, Mark Ward, and Robby Scharf
Or try here.
Dwight Twilley - Rockabilly's, Houston, Texas
Dwight Twilley, John Cowsill, Suzan Cowsill, Bill Pitcock,
Randell Kirsch and Tom Fowle
The Mama's and Papa's
John Phillips, Dennis Doherty, MacKenzie Phillips, and Spankly McFarlane
Johnny Chito (or Kato??) (organ), Duke ?? (bass), Shane Fountaine (guitar), ?? Fountaine (piano), and Johnny Cowsill (drums).
Randell Kirsch, Jeff Foskett, Bo Fox, Robby Scharf
and John Cowsill
Posted by Robby on the Cowsill site.
Band To Band
Tommy Heath, Jim Keller, Jon Lyons,
Steve Legassick, Sam Clayton, and John Cowsill (Percussion & Harmony on
867-5309/Jenny and Baby It's Alright)
The Endless Summer Beach Band
Mike Love, Dean Torrance, Jeff Foskett, etc.
The Crystal Pistol
George Lewis and John Cowsill
Grease the Cat
Arno Lux (guitar/lead vocals) George Lewis (guitar/vocals) Jay Seister (Bass) Chris Quinn (keyboards/vocals) John Cowsill (drums/vocals)
Island. One of the band mates was Christopher Quinn who also appears to have been in the band Grease the Cat. Chris passed away in 2011.
Can you read German?
Time Frame unk.
Another "John The Giver"
Beach Boys Britian - John Interview
Beach Boys Set Lists
Beach Boys Review
John and a New Beach Boys Album
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Bob Greene's Newpaper Column
Boston Schmoozing Tours!
Braveheart Message Board
Direct Sound Extreme
Eric's Beach Boys Page
Feeling The Vibe - John Cowsill Interview
Feeling The Vibe - Beach Boys Review
Feeling The Vibe - John Cowsill Visits New York
Great shot of John !
Heaven (to John that is)
Hollywood Professional School Reunion
Jan Berry - A Celebration Of Life
John at Freedom Festival 2005
Vicki and John
Congratulations John !!!
Oshkosh Wittman Regional Airport 2007
John Photo - Air Guitar
Oshkosh Wittman Regional Airport 2007
John sings "Gold-Diggin Man"
John and Vicki's Wedding Pictures
John at Rock The Classroom
John on drums picture
John The Giver
Myspace - John
John Cowsill ó The drums, the music and other things
On Songs and Songwriting
Wonderful story of John's kindness
Overture - Local 47
Rock and Roll USA
SUNFEST - THE BEACH BOYS
The Day I Ran Away From Home (old 16 Mag article)
They Had It (Mostly) Covered
Vater - Artist
Vicki speaks of Barry and Billy. Also of their 3rd anniversay!
Warwick, England 2001 and Danbury, CT 2001
X-Men (John and Beach Boys video)
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