In the sitcom he was in a singing group alongside Shirley Jones (his real life stepmother) and Susan Dey. I don’t remember much of the
As to be
With a subsequent string of hit singles (“How Can I Be Sure”, “Daydreamer” for example) and sold-out tours (complete with requisite screaming fans and tabloid headlines) it seemed nothing could go wrong in his career. Obviously such a statement always precedes something negative and here it was the fans need to be near David.
At a concert in May 1974 at White City a rush to the stage caused a number of fans to be hospitalised and killed one 14 year old. Whilst there were a couple of hits after this David’s time on the teen idol bandwagon had come to an end. David Cassidy had never intended to be ‘just’ a teen idol and fell back on his acting abilities when the pop charts no longer beckoned, receiving an Emmy nomination in 1978 and appearing on Broadway in the early ‘80s. Finally in 1985 he returned to the charts for the last time with “The Last Kiss”. David Cassidy still records, tours and has a loyal fan base that has grown up with him while his hits from the 70’s turn up when you least expect them – “I Think I Love You” was in Scream 2!
In 1972 David had a top twenty hit with Rock Me and in 1973 he had a No.3 double A side with I am a Clown and Some Kind of Summer.
1974 gave us two top ten hits with If I
Didnt Care and the Beatles cover of Please Please Me.
Even in 1975 he had more chart hits with the amazing I Write the Songs and Darlin.
Here is David in 1972 being interviewed on the BBC show Nationwide.