Every generation has its teen idols.
For the generation born at the end of the baby boom era, their teen idol was David Cassidy, star of The Partridge Family. David Cassidy passed away today. He was 67.
Cassidy, a second generation performer, was the son of the late Jack Cassidy and the stepson/co-star of Shirley Jones. At his heyday, he was known all over the world as both a musician and star of The Partridge Family.
Though he had a few personal and professional missteps after The Partridge Family was cancelled, he will be forever be remembered by a certain generation as their teen idol.
RIP David Cassidy. Gone but never forgotten.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, television began to reflect the very colorful world that America was becoming.
Two very iconic television shows of the era, The Partridge Family (1970-1974) and The Monkees (1966-1968), reflect what it was to be a part of the era.
The Partridge Family
Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones) is a single mother of five growing children. Her children, led by eldest son Keith (David Cassidy, Shirley Jones’s IRL stepson) convince their mother to form a band and go on the road. Managed by Reuben Kincaid (Dave Madden), this family band can only live the life that was possible in the early 1970’s.
And course, there is the iconic song from the show.
Then there is the Monkees, television’s answer to the Beatles.
Davy (Davy Jones), Micky (Micky Dolenz), Mike (Michael Nesmith) and Peter (Peter Tork) are the members of The Monkees, a rock and roll band that has a series of wacky adventures.
Do I recommend them? They’re harmless, so yes.