Tag Archives: The Cowsills

June 2013 Letters to OffBeat

BASEMENT ZYDECO In Dan Willging’s Ernest James Zydeco review [March 2013], he says, “no sea level zydeco band would ever sing about being in a basement.” I think my favorite—Terrence Simien sings about Grandma’s basement in “Grandma’s House!” —Deb Kyle, Souderton, PA   OUTLIVING JAZZ FEST One of the rare items that used to bother [...]

The Film, the Dirt & Other Things: The Cowsills Story on Showtime

Late last year, the Cowsill family revisited their old New England stomping ground for an advance screening of their documentary Family Band: The Cowsills Story, which is showing through this month on Showtime.  When the movie ended that night in Gloucester MA, the siblings’ first question to the audience was, “Is everybody OK?” It was [...]

YouTube du Jour: Susan Cowsill

On Lighthouse, Susan Cowsill cut “River of Love,” a song written and recorded by her brother, the late Barry Cowsill. This home movies-and-stills video made to accompany the song conveys the strong sense of family between the Cowsills.

Decisions, Decisions

She doesn’t have to do this. As a member of the Cowsills, Susan Cowsill performed on Playboy After Dark, countless talk shows, the Dean Martin Variety Hour, and the family band had hits with “The Rain, the Park and Other Things” in 1967, “Indian Lake” in 1968 and “Hair” in 1969. But tonight it’s Mardi [...]