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David Cassidy

Eat to the Beat, Epcot Food & Wine Festival, Orlando, October 2007
Birth name David Bruce Cassidy
Born April 12, 1950 (1950-04-12) (age 57)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Sue Shifrin
Official site http://www.davidcassidy.com

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Cassidy is perhaps best known for his role as Shirley Jones's oldest son, Keith Partridge, on the popular 1970s musical/situation comedy, The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974. He subsequently went on to a successful pop career in the mid to late 70s, and still performs on stage on a regular basis. Shirley Jones, in a still from the opening credits of The Partridge Family Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the television series The Partridge Family... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... The Partridge Family was an American television sitcom about a widowed mother and her five children living in San Pueblo, a small fictional town in Northern California, originally broadcast on ABC from 1970 to 1974. ... See also: 1969 in television, other events of 1970, 1971 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1970-71 American network television schedule. ... The year 1974 in television involved some significant events. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Cassidy was born at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York, New York, the son of Irish American actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... Jack Cassidy (March 5, 1927 – December 12, 1976) was an American actor, who achieved success in theater, cinema and television. ...


Career

In his early career Cassidy was featured on Bonanza, Adam-12 and Ironside. In 1970 he took on the part of Keith Partridge, son of Shirley Partridge, who was played by Cassidy's real-life stepmother Shirley Jones. When he was first hired to play Keith on The Partridge Family, he was not slated to actually sing on the recordings. Shortly after production began however, he convinced music producer Wes Farrell that he had a good voice and was promoted to lead singer for the Partridge Family recordings. Once "I Think I Love You" became a hit song, Cassidy began working on his solo albums as well. Within the first year of the show he had produced his own hit single "Cherish and began concert tours that would feature Partridge tunes and his own hits. He quickly became a teen idol. The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... This article is about the guitarist. ... Ironside (originally broadcast under the name A Man Called Ironside in the United Kingdom) was a Universal television series which ran on NBC from March 28, 1967 to January 16, 1975. ... Shirley Jones, in a still from the opening credits of The Partridge Family Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the television series The Partridge Family... The Partridge Family was an American television sitcom about a widowed mother and her five children living in San Pueblo, a small fictional town in Northern California, originally broadcast on ABC from 1970 to 1974. ... Wes Farrell (born December 21, 1939, New York, New York - died February 29, 1996, Coconut Grove, Florida) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer, who was most active in the 1960s and 1970s. ... I Think I Love You is a 1970 single by The Partridge Family and sang by David Cassidy. ... Look up cherish in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ...


Ten albums by The Partridge Family and several solo albums were produced during the run of the show. At his peak, Cassidy was one of the world's highest paid live entertainers. It would be easy to completely underestimate Cassidy's worldwide popularity at the time. His record sales, while declining somewhat in the USA by 1972, were phenomenal everywhere else. His recordings regularly topped the charts around the world with number 1 singles and albums in the UK, Europe, South Africa, Japan and Australia. His concerts were record setting sellouts playing to capacity crowds of thousands of hysterical teenagers in stadiums around the world including Wembley Stadium (6 sold out shows in one weekend), the Houston Astrodome (where he holds the seating record) and the MCG in Australia. For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... “MCG” redirects here. ...


Yet, out of the approximate USD $500 million that The Partridge Family and Cassidy merchandising made internationally, he was allegedly paid only $15,000. It was later claimed that Cassidy's fan club set the all-time record for the most paid-up members of any fan club at any one time. Cassidy's autobiography C'mon Get Happy: Fear And Loathing On The Partridge Family Bus (1994) provides a concise and honest account of most aspects of his pop fame, including contracts, money and his devoted female following.


Rebelling against squeaky-clean Keith, Cassidy shocked his young fans by posing nude in the May 11, 1972 edition of Rolling Stone magazine, for Annie Leibovitz. is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the magazine. ... This article is about the American photographer. ...


A turning point in his live rock concerts (while still filming the Partridge Family show) was an incident where a gate stampede resulted in the death of a teenage female fan. At a show in London's White City Stadium on 26 May 1974, 650 fans were injured in a crush at the front of the stage. Thirty were taken to hospital, and one fan, 14 year-old Bernadette Whelan, died on May 30 from her injuries.[1] The ill-fated show was the penultimate date on a world tour. A shaken Cassidy later faced the press. After the incident, the most popular teen idol (of the time) no longer wanted to continue his hectic week-end concert jaunts. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For the tennis stadium in Sydney, see White City Stadium (Sydney). ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


By this point, Cassidy had already decided to quit both touring and acting in The Partridge Family, opting instead to focus entirely on recording and song-writing. International music success continued when he released three critically well-received solo albums on RCA between 1975 and 1977. During this time, Cassidy became the first artist to have a major hit with the song I Write The Songs, a Top 10 record in Europe well before the song became Barry Manilow's signature tune. Cassidy's recording was produced by the song's composer, Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys. RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... I Write the Songs is a popular song written by Bruce Johnston in 1975 and recorded by David Cassidy, Captain & Tennille and Barry Manilow the same year. ... Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1946) is an American singer and songwriter best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ... Bruce Arthur Johnston (born Benjamin Baldwin and then adopted, on June 27, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois) is a member of The Beach Boys and a Grammy Award-winning songwriter for composing I Write the Songs. ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ...


In the late 70s, Cassidy also starred in an episode of Police Story, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Due to the success of the episode, NBC created a show based on it called David Cassidy: Man Under Cover - but it was not a hit, prompting cancellation after just one season. Police Story was an anthology television drama on the NBC broadcast network from the years 1973 through 1977. ... An Emmy Award. ... David Cassidy: Man Under Cover was a show he starred in after the end of The Partridge Family series. ...


Major music success continued with the 1985 Arista release of The Last Kiss (#5 in the UK), with backing vocals by George Michael and the album Romance. These recordings went gold in Europe and Australia and Cassidy supported them with a major sellout concert tour of the UK which resulted in the "Greatest Hits Live" compilation of 1986. To the surprise of some, Cassidy returned to the American Top 40 with his 1990 release of Lying To Myself released on the ill-fated Enigma label. In 1998, he had a Top 10 AC hit with No Bridge I Wouldn't Cross from his album Old Trick New Dog. His 2002 CD Then and Now went platinum internationally and returned Cassidy to the Top 5 of the UK album charts for the first time since 1974. The Last Kiss is a 2006 film which is based on the 2001 Italian film Lultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino. ... This article is about the musician. ... Old Trick New Dog was a 1998 release from David Cassidy on his own Slamajama Records label. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Cassidy has appeared in several Broadway musicals, including a version of Little Johnny Jones (played on-screen by James Cagney) and the original version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , Time in London's West End, and Blood Brothers opposite Petula Clark and half-brother Shaun Cassidy - among others. In 1996, he replaced Michael Crawford in the Las Vegas show EFX, turning it around with his complete re-write into one of the Strip's favorite hit shows - although Cassidy quit after injuring his foot during a performance. He also created another show called The Rat Pack Is Back, in which he made guest appearances as Bobby Darin, and which ran very successfully. In 2000, he wrote and appeared in the Las Vegas show At The Copa, with Sheena Easton as both the young and old versions of the lead character. In 2005 Cassidy played the manager of Aaron Carter's character in the film Popstar. In 2006 he made a special guest appearance for BBC Children In Need performing live, and then assisting host Terry Wogan with collecting donations from the in-house studio audience. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Little Johnny Jones was a Broadway musical that opened at the Liberty Theatre on November 7, 1904. ... James Francis Cagney, Jr. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and their first performed. ... Time is a musical with a book and lyrics by Dave Clark and David Soames, music by Jeff Daniels, and additional songs by David Pomeranz. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... For other uses, see Blood Brothers (disambiguation). ... Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Shaun Paul Cassidy (born September 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer, actor and TV producer and writer. ... Michael Crawford (right) as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do Ave Em Michael Crawford, OBE (born Michael Patrick Dumble-Smith, 19 January 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire), is an English actor and singer. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Bobby Cassotto, 14 May 1936-December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... Aaron Charles Carter[1] (born December 7, 1987)[1] is the younger brother of singer Nick Carter. ... Popstar is a 2005 film directed by Richard Gabai. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. // The old Pudsey bear and logo, used from 1985/6 until 2007 Each year since 1980, the BBC has set aside one evening of programming on... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ...


Since 2002, Cassidy has continued to record and has toured almost continuously around the world, packing in the fans in concert venues both large and intimate across the USA, UK and Australia.


Personal life

Cassidy's first wife was actress Kay Lenz, whom he married in 1977 and divorced in 1982. According to their mutual friend, Sandie Clark, David and Kay were best friends before they married and it just didn't work out. His second wife was South African sports-woman Meryl Tanz, whom he married in 1984. On March 30, 1991, Cassidy married his third wife, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, with whom he has a son, Beau. He has a daughter, Katherine, from a previous relationship. Kay Lenz (born March 4, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an Emmy-award winning television and film actor. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Katie Cassidy (born Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy on November 25, 1986) is an American singer and actress. ...


Cassidy revealed to sfgate.com that he once had sex with Partridge Family co-star Susan Dey.[2] He said he loved the teenage actress like a sister during the time when they were shooting The Partridge Family together, but she was (unbeknownst to Cassidy) in love with him. When the show closed, Dey confided her feelings to the pin-up. The couple slept together just once, but Cassidy regretted it. He told the tabloid The Glove "I find a certain sluttiness very attractive in a woman, and Susan just didn't have it. She was sweetness and innocence, a good girl, and I couldn't think of her as anything but my sister whom I love dearly to this day."[citation needed]. In 1990, Cassidy hired his recalcitrant TV brother Danny Bonaduce to do his intro/ warm-up act. Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ... Susan Hallock Dey (born December 10, 1952 in Pekin, Illinois) is an American actress. ... Danny Bonaduce (pronounced ), born Dante Daniel Bonaduce, August 13, 1959 in Broomall, Pennsylvania, is an American comedian, actor, radio, and television personality. ...


Cassidy has written another memoir that was published in Great Britain in March, 2007. There is currently no U.S publisher.“Could It Be Forever” tells of Cassidy’s drug use, wild sex, his infatuation with Meredith Baxter, a romp with Barbara the Butter Queen who liked to cover her sex partners with butter, and an encounter with 1950s screen star Gina Lollobrigida. “I’ve always been very comfortable with my sexuality and my brothers call me ‘Donk’ — as in Donkey. People have talked about me being ‘blessed’ in my physique,” Cassidy writes in the book. “The first time [I met Gina Lollobrigida] she looked me up and down and said: ‘I hear you’re a monster. I want to meet the monster.’ Well, I decided that if I had it, there wasn’t any point in just keeping it in the holster all the time.” A spokeswoman for Cassidy says “Could It Be Forever” is being published in the U.K. because he is still almost as popular there as he was in his heyday. [3] Meredith Baxter (born June 21, 1947 in South Pasadena, California) is an American actress. ... Gina Lollobrigida. ...


Discography (solo)

David Cassidy, from the opening credits of The Partridge Family

David Cassidy, in a still from The Partridge Family opening credits. ... David Cassidy, in a still from The Partridge Family opening credits. ... Cherish was the first solo album release from Partridge Family star, David Cassidy. ... Rock Me Baby was the second solo album release from David Cassidy. ... Dreams are Nuthin More than Wishes was David Cassidys 3rd solo album release. ... Cassidy Live! was David Cassidys 4th solo effort. ... The Higher They Climb is an album by David Cassidy. ... On Fire Damned If This Aint Love January A Fool in Love Tomorrow Breakin Down Again Run and Hide Take This Heart Goodbye Blues Bedtime Categories: | | ... Gettin It in the Streets was the 3rd and final release by David Cassidy on RCA Records. ... How Can I Be Sure is a popular song. ... Daydreaming redirects here. ... Old Trick New Dog was a 1998 release from David Cassidy on his own Slamajama Records label. ... When Im a Rock n Roll Star is an album by David Cassidy. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... As part of his Millenium come back, this album had new material recorded. ...

Discography (The Partridge Family)

The Partridge Family Album is The Partridge Familys first album. ... being current; up to speed The Partridge Familys Up to Date album was released in February of 1971. ... Sound Magazine was the 3rd album from The Partridge Family. ... Christmas Card is a vinyl album of Christmas music the case of which contained a reproduction of a Christmas card that was signed by the whole Partridge Family, the stars of a 1970s sitcom. ... Shopping Bag was released in 1971 by The Partridge Family The album contained a plastic shopping bag. ... At Home With Their Greatest Hits is a Partridge Family album. ... The Partridge Family Notebook was released in November of 1972. ... Crossword Puzzle was the second to last album made by The Partridge Family, and was not one of the most popular albums. ... Bulletin Board was the last album made by The Partridge Family. ... World of the Partridge Family was a greatest hits album made by The Partridge Family. ...

Filmography

  • The Night the City Screamed (1980)
  • Instant Karma (1990)
  • Spirit of '76 (1991)
  • Popstar (2005)

External links


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