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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:24 PM

Sorry to hear.  I grew up when the Partridge Family was a big TV show but I never watched.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:30 PM

This may not seem a big deal to a younger person but to a 57 year old child of the 70's this one stings a little. A bit of an icon in my view just for being part of one important and great tv show...RIP Keith

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:57 PM

I am 36 and will say that this is a big deal. Bummer to hear.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:16 PM

Never watched the show but nevertheless Cassidy was HUGE in the UK in the 70's. His dad was a pretty good actor as well, did a few great turns in Columbo.

RIP David

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:18 PM

Was young when it was on, but still a huge fan, have all the cds. : (

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:38 PM

I still remember when he posed nude (the naughty bits weren't shown) for Rolling Stone, trying to be edgier. I'm not sure he ever made peace with the teen idol thing and it's too bad, it seems like he didn't have much of a happy life. David and his show were part of my childhood, like Narps said. RIP, David. :rose:

Edited by blueschica, 21 November 2017 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:40 PM

Terribly sad day, indeed.

David had a great voice.

I was 8 years old to 11 when The Partridge Family was on and it was a favourite of mine.

It was The Monkees meets The Brady Bunch...perfect 70s viewing and listening.

I was impressed with his style, music and way he always got the girl on The Partridge Family when I was a lad.

Along with The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Monkees, the music of The Partridge Family was an important part of my childhood and served as a foundation of sorts which lead to my lifelong love of music.

My sisters loved him and had Teen Beat and 16 magazine clippings of him on their bedroom walls.

Perfect pop music I have unapologetically loved and have sung along to my whole life.

Rest In Peace Mr. Cassidy and thank you for the joy your music brought the world.

Edited by ReGorLaTroy, 21 November 2017 - 11:42 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:07 AM



“Keith Bonaduce!” :lol:

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:16 AM

Loved the show and wore out the album.  My wife still has her original Partridge Family lunch box.  :ebert:

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:50 AM

Watched the show (47 years old) and loved it.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:35 AM

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:07 AM

I had pictures of him all over my bedroom when I was a kid. One of my favorite shows back then. It blew my mind to find out that the Partridge family house was right across the street from the Stevens home from Bewitched on the studio lot.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:06 AM

Never really watched the show but I certainly do remember the girls going crazy over him.  That and he was married to one of my favorite actresses way back then - Kay Lenz.

Kind of young to die, but I guess not really.   It's just that I really am getting old.  But he was only 67.  Seems still too young to die when you are in your sixties.

I remember the Rolling Stone semi-nude too.

RIP David

Edited by Lorraine, 22 November 2017 - 08:08 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:47 AM

RIP :rose:

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

I remember another detail about him making the rounds back then, but it doesn't seem appropriate to grace an obit thread with that bit of personal info.  :unsure:

Says he died awaiting a liver transplant.  Seems to me that I read a long time back he had a drinking problem.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

By the way, now I've got that song "I Think I Love You" going through my head over and over.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:36 PM

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 11:57 AM, said:

By the way, now I've got that song "I Think I Love You" going through my head over and over.
Try this one instead...



Now that's metal!  :haz:

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

I remember another detail about him making the rounds back then, but it doesn't seem appropriate to grace an obit thread with that bit of personal info.  :unsure:

Says he died awaiting a liver transplant.  Seems to me that I read a long time back he had a drinking problem.
Several DUIs in his later years. So it appears the liver problem may have been self induced. He said he was suffering early onset dementia as well.

The Partridge Family started when he was only 20, so that early success might have messed with his head, a la Justin Beiber.

RIP.

Edited by HemiBeers, 22 November 2017 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

View Postgoose, on 22 November 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 11:57 AM, said:

By the way, now I've got that song "I Think I Love You" going through my head over and over.
Try this one instead...



Now that's metal!  :haz:

David Cassidy had a great voice and personality - perfectly suited for those fantastic songs ..

I can remember hearing of his troubles a few years back and being surprised - I suppose I never separated the character of Keith Partridge with the real person ..

The show was iconic .. this is really sad, it shouldn't have ended this way

RIP David




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