The Cowsills In Books

A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton
by Holly George-Warren
Penguin Books February 24, 2015


The first stop was Cleveland, where the Box Tops were booked to apppear on Upbeat, a teen show that originated on Cleveland's WEWS-TV, Channel 5. Started in 1964, the groundbreaking program featured as many as fourteen artists during its hour-long time slot on Saturdays at 5 p.m. The show featrued touring acts ranging from the Cowsills to Johnny Cash, the Velvet Underground to James Brown, as well as locals like Eric Carmen (whose band the Raspberries would begin its string of hits around the time of Big Star's formation).

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