Sunday, August 31, 2014

Anti-Establishment Hair

Thanks to my friend Eric Lord for this month's enlightening Hairpisode.

Cowsills' "Hair" and Crosby helped guide my feelings toward my own hair and how to wear it.

It was the 1960s and I remember the uproar by the establishment about the Beatles' hair cuts and the Cowsills brought in another voice. The Cowsills represented the American family to me, even more than the Partridge family, because they were there for a TV show.

The musical Hair was running then, but it was in New York City. The Cowsills brought it to mid-America. They were more American than the Beatles and even the Monkees.

When the Cowsills appeared on the Ed Sullivan show singing about hair, it had a definite underlying "up yours" message to the establishment. It was powerful.

Link to "Hair" by the Cowsills (on Youtube)