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« on: November 20, 2017, 05:56:39 AM »

A little nod to David Cassidy, who did a pretty decent cover of Darlin'. I especially like the unusual intro, since I now can understand the lyric "Keep thinkin' 'bout Darlin'".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqMsEQwxZzY
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 06:24:07 AM »

He hasn't passed away yet. Everyone seems to be so eager to write him off before his actual time comes.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 07:40:13 AM »

Simply typing "David Cassidy" on a Google search shows countless headlines showing he's not died but he's out of his coma
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 07:56:19 AM »

Pardon the "RIP" in the subject line.  Mea culpa.

I am eager to write off Mr. Manson, though. . .
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 06:30:53 PM »

You can put the RIP back.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 06:32:02 PM »

Just officially found out.

Thankfully he is not suffering any more
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 06:33:27 PM »

Yeah, it's official...I'm gonna merge this with the thread I made
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 08:14:31 PM »

Brian's statement

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"Iím very sad to hear about David Cassidy," Wilson tweeted. "There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person. Love & Mercy to David and his family."
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 11:38:05 PM »

Sad. When I was a kid I thought he was the same person as Davy Jones.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 01:39:11 AM »

Was DC the first person to have a hit with I Write The Songs ?
The Bruce involvement also includes the production of the DC album The Higher They Climb, also hasn't DC opened for the BB's a few times in recent years.
RIP, he sure had some difficulties
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 04:49:27 AM »

I'd heard (earlier this year, I think) that he had dementia, the same form that he watched overtake his mother. He had such a hard road ahead of him. At least I'm glad he doesn't have to go through that anymore, but 67 is way too young.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2017, 07:24:59 AM »

I'm a second generation Partridge Family diehard fan, courtesy the reruns in the 80's. I'd take heat from my friends for digging them and playing their albums, but I learned not to care if I got enjoyment from certain music that wasn't as cool. It's all about finding the good stuff and connecting.

At that time you could go to yard sales/flea markets and get Partridge Family albums for 50 cents or a buck. I stocked up. Still have one to go to complete the list, but man was that a fun time. I also bought up a bunch of PF books, biographies and histories, etc in those pre-internet days. Good times.

David Cassidy was a true talent, a musician's musician as a vocalist and a solid stage performer. "I Think I Love You" is still near the top of my all-time favorites list. A terrific single coming near the end of the classic era of the LA session players. David's vocal nails it.

What sticks out to me too is reading about David's casting on the PF television show as 'Keith Partridge'. The focus was originally going to be Shirley Jones. The producers were planning to have a studio pro dub the 'Keith' vocals on the records...but then they found out David could actually sing, and not just that but sing to where he could cut hit records. David recalled walking into one of the first sessions with his guitar, assuming he may play, but then he saw the lineup of some of the best studio players in LA including Mike Deasy and Tommy Tedesco and said "oooohhhh kay then..." and put his guitar case aside.  Grin  But he sang the sh*t out of those tunes.

So the producers hit the jackpot casting David, but realized something. He could do it all. Good looks, sense of humor, talented actor, talented singer...they thought he'd come off as too good on screen and cause a backlash. No one can be that good! That's what they thought. So they had to put a dent in the armor. They made the Keith character something of a dim bulb, they dumbed him down. It worked.

David also said the constant touring schedule in the early 70's when he was at his peak as a teen idol nearly killed him, literally. They had him on an impossible treadmill, but he made it through.

RIP to a great musician.

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 02:41:45 PM »

Very sad. At least he's left the hell that is dementia behind. Rest in peace, David.
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 06:27:16 AM »

GF - you nailed it, "I Think I Love You" is an amazing little single, an all-time great.

"Cruise to Harlem" is a little-known gem as well... and his The Higher They Climb album is pretty solid and has some great self-deprecating humor.

RIP
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