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Rock-a-bye babies
Musicians meet challenges of bottles and diapers on the road
June 16, 1998
The Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

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For bands like the Continental Drifters, in which both parents - Susan Cowsill and Peter Holsapple - have a role, there's no one to watch the child at home. We don't make a ton of money," Cowsill said at the conference, "so it generally goes to the sitter."

Cowsill has a unique perspective on bringing kids up in the music industry since she was a child star, as the youngest voice in the family band the Cowsills, who had chart hits like "Hair" and "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" in the late 1960s.

"I couldn't join Brownies. I couldn't have my tonsils out. I couldn't get braces," Cowsill said of her time in the group, which consisted of her four big brothers and her mother. "But it was an amazing experience."

She doesn't wish the same for her daughter, Miranda, though.

"I don't want her to be in a band," she said. "Frankly, I want her to be an accountant."

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