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 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Singer/actor David Cassidy, the star of "The Partridge Family" and briefly had his own series in the late '70s, has died. Condolences or memories?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Was just getting ready to post this.....DAMN! The Partridge Family was BIG part of my childhood.frownfrownfrownfrown

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/david-cassidy-partridge-family-star-020138441.html

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

I can't believe it!!!!!
All us kids used to look forward to watching The Partridge Family each week and buying all their albums.
Rest In Peace. Thank you for your talent.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

The Partridge Family was a constant staple in our home when I was growing up.
Cassidy was a lot better comic actor than I think most people realized--some of his bits on the show crack me up to this day.
Always loved his singing too, especially in the early days of the show when he would sing out full-voice, prior to adopting the more "breathy" style he developed into.
He had that youthful babyface until the end, and when I was a teen I struggled valiantly to get my hair to look like his.
(I failed spectacularly!)

I had been hoping that his health problems would not take their toll as soon as they did--he was just too damn young.

I'm hoping our own Mr. Kimmel will weigh in with a few anecdotes--whatever he might be able to recall.

Here's to you, Mr. C.
RIP.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

It was also through the Partridge Family albums that I first learned about the superb work of Hal Blaine and Joe Osborn, the finest rhythm section of any time and any where.
Osborn inspired me to pick up the bass and he inspires me to this day.
There are times that I'll be listening to his lines in a song and I would hate him for being so good at what he does.
As for Hal Blaine, a drummer without peer.

So, yeah, that's another thing I owe David Cassidy for--however indirectly it may be.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

R.I.P. David Cassidy

Always loved The Partridge Family...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Cassidy had an incredible singing voice but wasn't ever really given the proper level of recognition because of his "pop idol" status.

RIP?

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

This loss is as big to me as Princess Diana or Michael Jackson were to their fans. David was my Elvis, the coolest man in the world.

The Partridge Family was BIG part of my childhood.frownfrownfrownfrown

Yeah. Also my adulthood, thanks to the CD releases that brought the music back in my post-turntable era. The songs still hold up, 100 percent. It's a frequent playlist for me. And getting all four DVD season sets was a no-brainer.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I read a few days back he was in critical, but took it with a grain of salt being the internet. Never was into The Partridge Family, though I had a crush on the Mom. Cannot deny his pop star status which was obvious even when I wasn't paying attention. RIP.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Wherever did that 70s feel good, all-American, Brady/Partridge Family 'happily ever after' sentiment disappear to?

I read in the Metro his family had been called to his side and were informed to expect the worst - unfortunately they were correct. My sister had a thing for Cassidy in TPF. RIP.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

In the Uk teenage girls of the early 70s either had David Cassidy OR Donny Osmond on their wall. One or the other.
And the poster came from Jackie magazine.
It was like the division between Blur or Oasis.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Dp

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

There was that T.V.M. where both the kids from "The Partridge Family" and "The Brady Bunch" met on the same set. In real life this wasn't possible, since "The Partridge Family was filmed on Columbia's Culver City studios, and "The Brady Bunch" was filmed at Paramount on the old R.K.O. Radio lot.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

There was that T.V.M. where both the kids from "The Partridge Family" and "The Brady Bunch" met on the same set. In real life this wasn't possible, since "The Partridge Family was filmed on Columbia's Culver City studios, and "The Brady Bunch" was filmed at Paramount on the old R.K.O. Radio lot.


Yeah, the movie must have deliberately confused network with studio in order to stage a funny scene.

Also, I notice Paramount had fewer sitcoms back then, while Columbia/Screen Gems had a run of great ones.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2017 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

In the Uk teenage girls of the early 70s either had David Cassidy OR Donny Osmond on their wall. One or the other.
And the poster came from Jackie magazine.
It was like the division between Blur or Oasis.


Except with less annoying music.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2017 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

This came out in 1990.
It got played a TON on the video channels, but I don't recall it ever getting on radio. Radio's loss.
Despite the very trendy production, it's a GREAT tune.

He still had the pipes and the appeal.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I'm sorry for Shirley Jones, who has lost her son (with Jack Cassidy). This, after losing her second husband, Marty Ingels, two years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2017 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

So sad, so young, shocking. 2017 has been bad. I'm not a fan of Cassidy but every-one knew the partridge family, it was an iconic musical sit-com globally, David had talent the pin-up boy of pop.

R.I.P. Brother, thanks.

 
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