Guestbook Archives 2010

Amarillo, Tx. Posted on 2010-08-22 at 16:47:59 by Billy White

I was wondering if “The Cowsills in Concert” is available on CD. It was a wonderful album! I almost wore the LP out by playing it so much back in the summer of 1969. I was 14 years old then. “Hair” has been one of my all-time favorite songs. The only CD I have now is “The Best of The Cowsills”.

San Jose, Ca Posted on 2010-08-21 at 09:32:30 by Marta Ortiz-Rodriguez

Your music brings back wonderful memories of my early teenage years back in San Juan, Puerto Rico!!!!! I learned English listening to the “American’ radio station that broadcasted through San Juan, WBMJ FM. Listening to your beautiful harmonies in Hair and The Rain, The Park and other Things will be copied but never equally duplicated:).

Fort Worth, TX Posted on 2010-08-16 at 15:32:55 by Derek Trolinder

My dad, nanny, and I attended your concert at Vernon, TX, and it was a BLAST! “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things” defines the 1960s. More importantly to me, it reminds me of my mom when we took road trips to go shopping. We listened to this happy song many, many times. My beloved mom passed away with cancer on September 14, 2007, and your song brings those wonderful days back. Her name was Pinky, and she had bright red hair and freckles. She had a heart of gold, and we use to put flowers in her hair. I’m glad I got to shake Bob’s hand at the concert- life memory. I’ll never forget meeting you guys. I was the young guy with a beard and glasses wearing a black shirt. You signed my CD. Me and my friends love the Hair song and played it many times this weekend. Dad loved the concert, too, but ended up with 5 stitches when he tried to cut the concert wrist band off with a knife. We’re going to make him use plastic knives from now on! lol! I hope your kids continue being a part of the Cowsill legacy. I would have liked to have met them, too. Thanks for contributing your songs to the world!!! I’ll pray the Lord Jesus will bless you richly and help you with your losses. He will always be the biggest fan of your lives. I hope you guys attend church; I attend an Assembly of God church which believes the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible. There is probably one near you. I hope to see you again some day!!!

Fresno, Ca. Posted on 2010-08-15 at 00:03:12 by John Holler

I remember as a young man seeing The Cowsills perform at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. It must have been around 1967 to 1969. I still listen to your songs on cd.

Queensland,Australia Posted on 2010-08-14 at 21:40:55 by Ray

the rain,the park and other things,doesnt get any better than that,

Manila, Phillipines Posted on 2010-08-12 at 06:22:16 by William Boyd

Thanks for bringing back so many good childhood memories.

Brandon, MS Posted on 2010-08-09 at 13:35:33 by Bama S. Strong

We saw Susan in Baton, Rouge Saturday nite 8/7/2010, she was really great. We enjoyed the show…

Sorry to hear of your loss of Barry and Billy… They will forever be in your hearts.

Santa Barbara, CA Posted on 2010-08-08 at 20:26:56 by Mary Koepke

Thanks for the fun Fiesta concert. You all are fine entertainers. You all look like you were having such a good time.

Ashburnham, MA Posted on 2010-08-04 at 14:25:29 by patty

I am so happy to have found this site. I am a long time fan of the Cowsills! I saw you at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg Mass, when I was in the 7th grade. It was about 1969 or 1970. I have been enjoying your music and videos on Youtube. Most of the music out there now can not hold a candle to your’s. Thank you!!

Mansfield, TX Posted on 2010-07-30 at 20:54:23 by Ken Morelli

I saw the Cowsills in Corpus Christi, TX a long time ago.

California Posted on 2010-07-30 at 15:16:13 by Brent

Saw Susan’s interview in the Taylor mag. Keep on truckin’

Coventry, CT Posted on 2010-07-28 at 18:16:14 by sheri

I remember you guys – you were right in my own backyard just about. I’m just checking in to say hi and condolences on the passing of your family members!
sheri in CT

IL Posted on 2010-07-25 at 06:56:12 by Ol’ Hippie

How ya all doin’ ? I was here doing research on one of the greatest classic rock bands for my website @ http://baby-boomer-rock-and-roll.com have a visit for some good classic rock. Love & Peace !!

Chepachet, RI Posted on 2010-07-21 at 15:50:54 by Susan Wylie Doucette

Always had a crush on the home state boys!

Somerset, MA Posted on 2010-07-20 at 10:09:40 by Gerry Lanneviile

We attended your show at Mohegan Sun on the 18th of July. Your songs brought back memories of being a teen in the sixties. Best wishes for continued success.

Clinton, MD Posted on 2010-07-19 at 08:27:34 by James R. Lee

I was your show at the Rams Head on July 16, 2010. The show was fantastic. This was my first show. I’ve always liked your music. Please come back to the D.C./Baltimore area soon.

Simms, MT Posted on 2010-07-18 at 22:35:42 by Sherilyn

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio till I moved to Montana in 1992, I will always remember my dad taking me to see you perform at The Ohio State Fair. I don’t even remember the year I just remember screaming alot lol “The Rain, The Park & Other Things” will always be my favorite and still gives me goosebumps today when I listen to it. It’s also a great trivia question of what the name of the song actually is ! Thank you for making my musical life better ..my condolences to those deceased, they will always live on through music and my best to you all.

Tampa , Fl Posted on 2010-07-18 at 18:56:44 by charles kellner

Loved your music then and now. Thanks for the memories and the future. Your music has always been uplifting to me.
God bless all of you .

Easton, PA Posted on 2010-07-18 at 10:07:54 by Todd

Love those Cowsills … was it the little sister Susan, that played “Scout” in “To Kill a Mockingbird”???
;)

Posted on 2010-07-16 at 20:49:38 by Valerie & Jackie

My sister and I have enjoyed The Cowsills for years, and one of our dreams came true tonight. We just returned from seeing your show at The Ramshead On Stage, in Annapolis, Maryland (July 16, 2010). What a fantastic show! You all sounded great. What made the night even more special, was meeting Susan in front of Ramshead prior to the show (she had to run out and buy tights); and meeting Bob, Paul and Susan at the meet and greet after the show. All of you were so kind and personable in signing autographs for us and letting us pose for pictures with you!

We cannot wait for you to return to the Annapolis area again!

New Orleans, LA Posted on 2010-07-16 at 15:44:34 by Kim Tumminello

I love the Cowsills, the rain in the park and everything. This song made me feel safe when I was getting abused. I felt in my child`s mind that I was the flower girl…

Savannah, GA Posted on 2010-07-05 at 13:35:07 by Gary S. Trent

I’ve been a fan so long I forget when I first heard you guys but since i’m 62 years young…I am glad to hear about your movie and I’m hoping it will be a theatrical release to Movie houses all over.
I’ll keep checking with your site though to see if its only offered as a DVD. Looking for the lyrics to ‘Anything Changes’–trying lip reading on the video..got some of it…

Also wondering how close you are to getting the nomination RR Hall of fame. I was surprised to learn you weren’t already in it..

Cow Sills Rock!

USA Posted on 2010-07-04 at 11:41:44 by Paul Andrew Archis

For the first time I heard Indian
lake just the other morning..What a great song!

Bellingham, WA Posted on 2010-07-02 at 14:52:57 by Randy & Kathy Cross

Hello Paul and Louie!!
Randy and Kathy Cross here, in Bellingham. We will be at the show you are doing at the Silver Reef Casino. Call us, so we can get together and catch up! Home# 360-398-8714, or business# is 360-398-8714. See you soon!!!

Randy Cross

Allen Park, MI Posted on 2010-06-29 at 11:54:12 by Jim Inman

Looking for lyrics to Hair. What an awesome song.

Bossier City, LA Posted on 2010-06-27 at 15:04:34 by Steven S. King

Go to see some memories from the past.

Springer Posted on 2010-06-23 at 10:06:26 by Nina

LOVE the Cowsills! I have been a fan since 1967 when I was 11. Following John with the Beach Boys, and enjoying every minute!

Mineola, Long Island, NY Posted on 2010-06-22 at 20:53:03 by Rick Maher

It was about 1969 and I am in my basement in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY with my friend Billy Nafash (RIP) and the flower Girl song comes on. Billy and I could not get the song out of our heads for the rest of the day. Meanwhile on the other side of Brooklyn about the sametime my future father-in-law took his three daughters up to Newport, RI without a map/directions or a GPS.
He found the Cowsills House and they knocked on the door and after lunch they came out on the front lawn and sang together. Try that today,never happen, we lived in much better times back then and the music said it all. Peace

Lebanon, OH Posted on 2010-06-18 at 17:24:19 by T. Barr

Love the videos, especially the live ones, on YouTube. Great sound and great memories of my first-ever concert: with my brother at the U.S. Naval Academy — the Cowsills with Tommy James & the Shondells. Would love to see you live.

Chillicothe, OH Posted on 2010-06-12 at 08:15:20 by cindy detillion

The Cowsills were my first favorite group way back when. I still listen to their greatest hits CD frequently.
Just wanted to sign in here

Lafayette, LA Posted on 2010-06-12 at 06:51:35 by donna evans

Thanks for all the memories…I’ve always loved your music! More so today!

Marble Falls, TX Posted on 2010-06-08 at 11:46:34 by Blake

Thanks for all the memories! I loved all your songs. I really had a crush on Susan she was a real cutie! Keep on Rockin!

Eugene, OR Posted on 2010-06-06 at 16:21:20 by Mike Boyette

Paul,
My wife and I went down to San Jose and visited Bob Dunhour and his wife. He was in a car accident back in 1973, but his face was rebuilt and he looks good. I know I urged you to get in touch with him earlier but he is doing okay.

How about our lack of spring this year? I’ll bet you have moss growing on your moss too.

Take care.

Mike Boyette

Posted on 2010-06-06 at 06:07:12 by Jeff Wooddell

Just downloaded a couple of your songs from iTunes and WOW, it really brought back some memories of listening to songs from the 60s.

Penticton BC Canada Posted on 2010-05-25 at 01:47:06 by norm Barry

Go ! Blue Shadows…

Westchester County, N.Y. Posted on 2010-05-24 at 09:05:13 by Michael “Valentine” Ubriaco / THE CUFF LINKS

The Cowsills sing “LOVE AMERICAN STYLE” at Epcot 2008. I watched this video on youtube. I enjoyed it immensely, very entertaining. Best wishes to The Cowsills! Thank you for the music!
Michael Valentine and The Cuff Links

Wichita, Kansas Posted on 2010-05-20 at 17:53:38 by Pete Jacobs

I have a shameful apology to make. For my unthoughtful comment to a ‘celebrity’ Naval bootcamp member. While standing in line for a meal from the mess hall in San Diego Naval Training Center, I got word of the presence of a member of a well-known pop-rock band. It was the summer of 1971 and I was 20 years old and not thinking straight or kindly. I walked up to this person and gave him an undeserved look up & down and said something to the effect that he didn’t look so special. I then turned and walked away somehow knowing that a retort would never come. If it’s any consolation, I think often of this encounter with a mixture of regret and self-loathing that I could have subjected someone who obviously possessed infinitely more talent than I would ever know but more importantly was much more mature and kind than I was at a time in his life that may have been the most difficult thing that he had ever done. For my behavior, I can only beg forgiveness. You see, I loved the music that he and his family left us and I assure you that his life held much more meaning than he may have realized.
God bless you, Susan. You and yours deserve so much more. Please keep singing.

Port St. Joe, FL Posted on 2010-05-17 at 16:24:09 by Andrew

I saw the Cowsills at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany around 1969, it was my first rock concert. I was around 7 or 8 years old. I remember them doing “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and my older brother commenting how good they did it. I was smitten, and the cute little girl didn’t hurt either!
Thanks for the memories!

DeFuniak Springs, FL Posted on 2010-05-16 at 20:12:34 by L Cox

I grew up in Bristol, RI until the late 70′s and the Cowsills were well remembered!

We KNEW who the Partridge Family were in real life. Notice how the Cowsills and the Partridge Family never appeared at the same time???

I found some recent videos of you guys1 I didn’t know you were back again, hope to see you live like I never got the chance when I was younger.

FREDERICKSBURG, VA Posted on 2010-05-16 at 18:26:22 by RICH GREEN

I am sure this has been said a million and one times before but when I was 8 or so, I was so in love with Susie. I would have constant dreams that I FINALLY met her! This was it! Only to wake up again…. My God, I didnt even feel that way when I got married! LOL But anyway, The Cowsills provided a music that was so far ahead of its time, I liken it to Karen and Richard and the vocal perfection you all mastered. As to Susan, It would be extremely cathartic to meet you although the dreams have subsided It would be amaizing to meet you some day! You all provided a basis for my style as a sucsessfull and eventually professional musician.(Retired) Susan, Thanks for lighting up my life and giving a little boy such joy and longing. I loved you more than life itself!! Rich Green. richgreenchampion@yahoo.com Best regards and I might just dream about you again tonight. Content unavailable! Ha! Rich.

Philladelphia, PA Posted on 2010-05-15 at 13:25:42 by Jay Blum

Hey Cowsills,
Been a fan since I saw you on Steel Pier in Atlantic City, July ’69. It was the day of the moon landing. I have a five minute audio recording of an interview you did on the Pier that was broadcast on TV. You talked about your Mom being in AC Hospital and Susan picked her favorite brother. If you’d like, I can send you the audio file of the interview.
Anyway, I still love the music…In Need of a Friend, Poor Baby, Mr. Flynn etc….great stuff! Global is fantastic too.
I was the same age as Barry and remember seeing him walking on the Pier that day and he was wearing a suede fringed jacket (ala Roger Daltrey) and he was surrounded by girls. I thought he was the coolest guy in the world. Was very sorry to hear of his passing.
Regards, Jay

Brevard, N.C. Posted on 2010-05-12 at 19:21:20 by Charlie Story

You are one of my favorite groups ever. Susan has some vocal chops! Be My Baby floored me! You all still have it -tightest vocals in live performance than any one else out there! You all should have gotten more industry recognition Keep up the great work! Thank you for your music!

Oakland, California USA Posted on 2010-05-11 at 22:11:04 by Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed

Hello! I am looking forward to your next project. I loved listening to the music, and remember a great deal of it. Thanks for continuing your contributions.

Brisbane, Australia Posted on 2010-04-29 at 16:02:40 by Mark Schubert

Great harmonies, great songs, I am never able to forget. Cheers guys

New York Posted on 2010-04-27 at 13:00:53 by Lee Richey

Still one of the greatest vocal groups of all time, and still in rotation in my car CD player! Best to all…

Trabuco Canyon, CA. Posted on 2010-04-26 at 22:16:18 by John Engel

You guys are the best!

Tolland,CT Posted on 2010-04-18 at 17:55:57 by Kevin

Dear Cowsills thankyou so much for the music,memories,and your heavenly voices.You truely are a gift from above.Saw you at Mohegan in January,and have You-Tubed your videos since.The beautiful blending of your voices never fails to melt my heart,and bring tears to my eyes (no other group has ever had that effect on me).You,and the Monkees were the first groups to start my love of music as a child in the 60′s.Please come back soon 40 years without the Cowsills is too long! I love you all,God bless you.

Millen, GA Posted on 2010-04-18 at 13:34:38 by Dottie

I was the youngest of a family of 5–the others were 8-12 years older so I inherited a love of music from the 60′s and 70′s from them. (I’m 38 now). The sun, the rain and other things was one of my all time favorite songs. I also love Hair. Who doesnt, right? ;) Over the years I’d lost track of the Cowsills, but never forgot the smiles you put on my face. I’m sad to hear that some have passed on, but glad to have found you again.

Melbourne, Australia Posted on 2010-04-02 at 05:35:52 by John

If anyone reading this has access to the fan forum on this site you may like to let people on the fan forum know of the following podcast from 2004 from Australian radio an interview with Susan Cowsill

it can be found here

http://retrospectives.podomatic.com/player/web/2 010-03-23T02_46_06-07_00

or here

http://retrospectives.podomatic.com/

Sykesville, MD Posted on 2010-03-29 at 05:48:41 by dave

Hey Guys! A year ago I was watching some of your live clips on youtube, thinking how wonderfully tight you continue to sound live and thinking how great it would be if fate would someday bring you perform at Ram’s Head in Annapolis. I was thrilled to see you are scheduled to perform there this July and I have my tickets. Last time I saw you guys perform was in the 60s at Jesus Savior Church’s annual bazzar accross from Sheffield, my old school. Looking forward to seeing the 3 of you in July. God bless.

Massachusetts Posted on 2010-03-24 at 19:53:35 by Robert

Thanks for being a part of my life as a kid.
You music is a blast or as I would have said back then .. groovy.
Come back to Boston soon.

Posted on 2010-03-17 at 03:36:27 by Peggy “Charley”George

Hi! I wonder if you remember singing at North Industry Grade School in Ohio back in late 60′s – early 70′s. Nettie Barker was in my brother’s class and you came in to perform for them. Right now I am in the area where you will be performing at the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, Iowa. I’ll be there.

Weaverville, NC Posted on 2010-03-16 at 05:39:58 by Jim Strickland

Hi, My name is Jim Strickland, i’m a big fan, was as a kid growing up in Berkley, MA. Just wanted to say hi, i still listen to you guys, keep the music playing.

Gettysburg, PA Posted on 2010-03-13 at 16:40:33 by Terry Latschar

So glad I stumbled onto your website! Fond memories of the good old days abound!!
Thanks!

Madison, WI Posted on 2010-03-10 at 08:20:09 by kristinadilorenzo@gmail.com

happy late birthday john! hope you had a great birthday! ive been a fan of your family for awhile!! you and your family have been through hell and back, and bounced back!! that why i admire your family!!im also a fan of your wifes band the bangles!! loved them so much when i was in high school! and im a big fan of susan also!! hope to see her perform in personsome time!! well i suppose ill wrap this up, again i hope you had a great birthday!!!!!

Stevens Point, Wisconsin Posted on 2010-03-06 at 16:21:31 by Karl Worth

Thanks for the memories while growing up and listening to top 40 radio in the late 60′s.

Chesapeake,VA Posted on 2010-03-06 at 08:33:32 by joseph f mclaughlin

i was stationed in newport ri when your first song came out. sorry to hear about your familys loss. love to all

Dallas, TX Posted on 2010-03-04 at 04:46:44 by DANNY

Saw you guys in 1971 at a small venue in Bossier City, you were awsome. Been a fan ever since. Always loved your music and your style. Had a crush on Susan since I was 14. Hope I get to see you again! Love ya guys.

Manila, Philippines Posted on 2010-03-03 at 20:00:59 by Gonzi and Chay Gonzales

I love the song “The Rain, the Park and other things”. So cute i dedicated it to my only daughter Chay, who is herself very cute!!!

Southern New Jersey Posted on 2010-02-24 at 18:00:38 by Bob C

The Cowsills were one of the PREMIER bands of the 60′s. And I mourn the loss of Barry and Billy.

Ireland Posted on 2010-02-22 at 14:58:21 by Elizabeth Duke

As always have loved the Cowsills from the 60s & 70s. Was recently given for Xmas The Best of the Cowsills CD with my favourite song The Rain, The Park and Other Things. They just dont make music anymore like they did in the 60s & 70s or the memories. Rgds

United Kingdom Posted on 2010-02-20 at 07:40:31 by Christine Rollinson

Love the music! Wish I had found you earlier.!

Kawasaki, Japan Posted on 2010-02-20 at 03:34:14 by Nori Kelley

Love those songs!

Brisbane QLD Australia Posted on 2010-02-17 at 23:57:11 by Nicole

Hey John, Thoroughly enjoyed the recent Beach Boys Concerts (i went to both concerts) had a ball. You guys are just Great!! Hope you all come back SOON!To meet you after the concert was such a blessing, you are very talented. i loved reading all the info on The Cowsills website. Nicole

Savannah, GA Posted on 2010-02-13 at 21:13:58 by Craig Hughes

Love you guys! I was listening to your greatest hits CD and had to go surfing to revisit your exploits. Hope you’re all doing well!!!

Too, I was sad to have read recently of the loss of Bill and Barry. I know as one who has lost a brother how much that hurts.
Their music lives on in you!!!

God Bless!

Perth, Australia Posted on 2010-02-10 at 05:56:41 by Stuart Spicer

John
Thanks for a great show and allowing me to see behind the scenes.
Your drumming and singing left me speechless and looking forward to seeing you and the Beach Boys again.
Yes, my brother is a major groupie!

Cheers
Stu

Walla Walla, WA Posted on 2010-02-07 at 20:16:29 by James Gross

I have listened to your group since I was in high school back in the 1960′s. I still enjoy listening to you.

Connecticut Posted on 2010-02-04 at 09:58:34 by Mark

Thanks for a great show at the Mohegan Sun. The songs and sound were superb. Susan is an immense talent and it especially showed during Nanny’s Song. You thought you messed up, I just thought it made you more endearing. My one suggestion to the band would be to ditch the Partridge Family song as it pays homage to the fictitious family that ripped off and could not hold a candle to the original. Great time, thanks again.

Phoenix, AZ United States Posted on 2010-02-04 at 00:13:27 by Chad Wicks

years on the planet and have always been a fan. Remember as a kid visiting the relatives in Minnesota, putting the Indian Lake roll on the player piano they had and rockin’ away. Your music seemed to be there for a lot of good times in my life.
Thanks

Hope you play Phoenix AZ some time. Would be cool!

Lowell Posted on 2010-02-02 at 09:12:09 by Brian Donovan

LOVED your show Sunday Night at Mohegan Sun..Your version of “The Boxer” was unfeaking belivable !!!!

Rock ON !!!!

CT Posted on 2010-02-01 at 19:30:52 by Kevin

Loved the show at Mohegan last night.Best harmony ever! You took me right back to 1967-69 (born in “60″).Was so glad I was finally able to see and hear you live.Really a special evening for me.Thank you all,come back soon!

Massachusetts Posted on 2010-02-01 at 14:19:38 by Tom Lanneville

Saw the band at Mohegan Sun last night (1/31/10)! They sounded great and we all had a wonderful time. I’m in Newport fairly often but I guess that none of the family lives there any longer. In any case, it would be nice to see them more often in these parts!

NYC Posted on 2010-01-28 at 10:48:17 by Suzanne

the Cowsills was the first concert I ever went to – I was 13 or 14 and my friend and I convinced her parents to take us to Atlantic City, NJ to the convention center to see them play – I think it was around 1969 – we were thrilled! They were a very talented family – too bad about Bill – yet another candle put out way too soon. RIP

Texas Posted on 2010-01-19 at 10:25:52 by Michelle Law

Hi. Thot I’d drop by. Haven’t been here in a while. Hope u all are doing fine and this new year brings u nothing but Joy.

Escoheag, RI Posted on 2010-01-17 at 05:56:19 by Beth and Mike Heaney

We’re looking forward to stopping by the Wolfden with friends next Sunday night, Jan. 31. We’ll try to connect after the show, but we’ve never had much luck with that kind of thing. Send us your emails, also, so we can give you and update of things out on the farm on Old Voluntown Road!

Bradenton, FL Posted on 2010-01-15 at 19:51:47 by Jay Ellis

Tail-end boomer born in ’61; didn’t know WHO the Cowsills were as much as I have memories of the music. Love it! Love hearing and seeing it all again via the Internet. Thanks!

Pittsburgh, PA Posted on 2010-01-15 at 18:03:29 by Bo

listening

Phila., PA Posted on 2010-01-12 at 21:30:54 by Paul

I saw the group at the Allentown, PA summer fair, probably around 1968. Loved the sound, and all these years later, got re-connected via the Internet. It’s great to see all of the various clips on YouTube that fans have contributed, which taken together, give us fans a better understanding of the family’s individual personalities and the variety of musical interests and skills they have. The recent 2008 clips sound great.

Wadsworth OH USA Posted on 2010-01-11 at 19:18:41 by L. Kelly

Saw the group live in a performance at Purdue University in 1968. Went out and bought an album next day. So much talent.

Posted on 2010-01-05 at 10:57:46 by John Cowsill

Just saw John Cowsill perform on New Year’s Night with the Beach Boys in Biloxi, MS. They were great! Cowsill is the one of the few drummers that can sing. He did great with Rhonda and California Dreaming. Almost sounded like the Mamas & Pappas.

CT! Posted on 2010-01-02 at 06:46:11 by Norman

Hi!! Very excited about you all being at Mohegan Sun in Ct! Jan 31st! We took next day off from work to stay up late! Do you do a meet and greet? If so, how do we go about saying hi?