The Cowsills , the dynamic singing group of four brothers and their mini-mother make their Saratoga debut on the Special Events Series being presented by the Performing Arts Center, Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater. They appear on the program with The Checkmates Ltd, who are also being introduced to local audiences.
Within the past few months, the Cowsills have shot to the top ranks among recording artists having their first album, "Cowsills in Concert" hitting No. 1 in sales among the industries top 100 in mid-June and two single recording, "Hair" and "The Prophecy of Daniel and John the Divine" among the top 50 during the same period.
Ironically, while the Cowsills were not fabricated by the music industry, the industry itself and the whole country for that matter, play a major role in their coming to be. The music industry was ready and in fact, waiting for the Cowsills. The same applied to the Beatles, five years ago. This "thing" we are speaking of can be compared to a chemical reaction which requires certain ingredients - those ingredients being the Cowsills themselves. They are a prepared music and entertainment industry in itself.
The Cowsill corporation reads as follows. A Bill, Bob, Barry and John Cowsill - comprised the nucleus of the group, their mother, Barbara Cowsill, who joins the boys' harmony, the road managers, dick and Paul, the Cowsill baby Susan, and Mr. Cowsill, like any father would be, stuck with the job of coordinating the conglomeration.