The Cowsills In Books

Waiting For the Man: The Story of Drugs and Popular Music
by Harry Shapiro
Morrow - 1988


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. . . Truth was, (Eric) Burdon was still a good earner for MGM and his retention is perhaps the best indicator that Curb's motives were financial rather than moral. Eric, on the other hand, was supposed to be somewhat insulted that he was not considered druggy enough to be dropped. Burdon eventually did leave MGM, which became a label for good, clean family acts like the Cowsills and the Osmonds. Yet despite paring down the roster of artists, the company barely broke even in 1970 and 1971. Curb was the last President of MGM before it was sold to Polygram. . . .

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