So, I was sitting here honing my considerable skills of doing nothing and a thought occurred to me – What ever happened to The Cowsills?
Ok, I know I could do an Internet search but I’m way too lazy for that. So, I’ll just make up some shit. Ha ha – just kidding – an Internet search is well within my limited skill set and then I can clue you in on shit other people made up.
For those of you who have no idea who The Cowsills are/were (and you’re still reading, why?) they were a pop group composed of members of – wait for it – the Cowsill family. Kind of like the real life Partridge Family minus the red haired kid who grew up to become Danny Bonaduce.
The group was composed of Barbara Cowsill, the mom, and her kids Susan, Billy, Bob, John, and Barry. Their crowning achievement, and probably what they are best known for, is the music for the 60’s rock musical Hair.
While conducting armchair research on this subject I discovered that there is currently a movement to have The Cowsills nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is awesome and I encourage you to lend your support to this effort.
Another fun fact I discovered is that The Cowsills lived on a farm which apparently still makes jelly. How much land do you suppose it takes for a jar of jelly to graze?
Finally, and with much sadness, I learned that some of The Cowsills have passed on to the big rock show in the sky. Barry Cowsill died last year in New Orleans during or shortly after Hurricane Katrina. He was only 51. There was a time in my life when 51 seemed pretty old but, these days, it’s well within the only 51 category.
I don’t know if we’ll see a big revival of Cowsill’s music but I’d like to see them in the Hall of Fame – maybe Shirley Jones and her TV kids could host the event. What is Susan Dey up to anyway – ah, I’m way to busy to think about that today.
So, support the Hall of Fame effort, buy some Cowsill CD’s, and order some jelly.
Don’t sit there staring – get to it!