December 21, 2017 David Cassidy – Forever A Teen Heartthrob
That said, The Partridge Family released a total of eight studio albums and eleven singles from 1970 to 1973 and five compilation albums from 1972 to 2005. The debut single, “I Think I Love You,” composed by Songwriter Tony Romeo, which featured Cassidy on lead vocals and Jones on background vocals, was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted globally. The other chart-topping singles included “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted,” ”I Woke Up In Love This Morning,” ”Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” “It’s One of Those Nights,” and “I’ll Meet You Halfway.” David Cassidy, the solo artist, released fourteen studio and live solo albums from 1972 to 2008; nine compilations and two soundtracks, one for the musical Blood Brothers in 1995 featuring David Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy, and Petula Clark; and for EFX in 1997, the Las Vegas Strip production which Cassidy headlined.
In one of his biggest performances of his career, David Cassidy performed live at a sold out show attended by 20,650 excited females (and their mothers) at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 1972. Born in New York City, Cassidy‘s mother, Evelyn Ward, and his grandparents were all in attendance. Over the constant waves of screams and hysteria with some fans as young as 8 years old, Cassidy estatically belted out his hits “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat,” “Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted,” “I Woke Up In Love This Morning,” “I’ll Meet You Halfway,” and closed with “Cherish,” a word he helped define. In non-stop motion, moving and swaying on stage in a white one-piece fringed, he sang the songs that every one of his fans knew word by word.
He released another album in 1998, entitled Old Trick New Dog, and hit the Adult Contemporary charts with the single “No Bridge I Wouldn’t Cross.” By 2001, Cassidy‘s original audience came back for him with the release of his CD Then and Now featuring re-recordings of old songs. The recording went platinum and Cassidy looked vibrant, healthy, and energetic while his voice remained strong and untarnished.
Through triumphs, pitfalls, and sustaining years of fame, David Cassidy will forever be held close to the hearts of his fans who will always LOVE and CHERISH him and his songs.