Established with their first single release, “the Rain, The Park & Other things,” The Cowsills have stayed in the sales forefront as an image of the clean-cut American family. The team consists of nine Cowsills, originally from Newport, R.I., who handle the on-stage and behind-the-scene chores as road managers, equipment, handlers, writers and products, in addition to being performers.
The team’s nucleus is made up of brothers Bill, Bob, Barry and John who are joined frequently by mother Barbara and other members of the family. Their biggest hit last year was “Indian Lake.” Their latest single is number one all over the world. “Hair” sold a million copies two weeks after it was released.