When We're Singin'

Speaking to the Musical Legacy of DAVID CASSIDY--on 610CKTB and KLBB

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I've been asked to speak to David Cassidy's legacy this evening on the Larry Fedoruk radio show, 610CKTB out of Canada, covering the Niagara region. Here is the link. The segment will be short, airing at approximately 6:15PM this evening. http://www.iheartradio.ca/…/the-larry-fedoruk-show-1.1816268

 

Earlier today, I spoke with KLBB in a segment that played both I THINK I LOVE YOU and SUMMER DAYS. I will post both links as soon as I can.

He Made Us Happy. Goodbye, Dear Friend.

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Tonight the world lost a man who served as one of the greatest influences on the youth of an entire generation. It has been a night of devasation for all of us who loved David Cassidy. We lost an entertainer of magnificent proportions, but saddest of all, we lost a good man. A simple man at heart.

I’m still struggling hard with this. I can only imagine how his family feels.

David had that amazing ability to comfort us through his music in such a personal way. He brought us ...calmness when we needed calming and endless energy when we needed excitement. He entered my life (most all of our lives) at a very young age when we were our most impressionable, and I thank God for such an influence. His music got me through. Still does. His voice always emanates comfort regardless of the style of the song. He brought us that special something you can’t describe that only the greats are capable of. And for many, including myself, he was also an inspiration through those years of searching for who we want to be, what we might become and someday hope to be. I chose a branch of the entertainment industry because of David Cassidy.

There is no celebrity on this planet who has brought me more happiness. As a kid I use to escape to the room above our garage when I wanted to get away from the world and I would play my Partridge Family and David Cassidy records over and over. I’d just sit there and hold those album covers and mentally check out for however long I needed to. Turned out to be a lifetime! I am so very, very grateful for that man.
I hope and I pray that somehow, someway he knew beyond any shadow of any doubt how much comfort and pleasure he gave to so many millions of people--not just then, but all the way up to the present. His fan base is strong and devout.

I have never been influenced or star-struck over any celebrity the way I was by David. He was my John Lennon. He was my Jimmy Hendrix. He was my introduction to pop music, to rock music and to the blues. He was my safe place.

Damn, I’m choking up again.

I have memory after memory tied to David Cassidy, and I can’t begin to share all the stories in one fell swoop. But thank God for those memories. Thank God for David Cassidy and all the happiness he brought us. Thank God for the friends so many of us have together, as a fan base. Thank God for his supportive and wonderful family. Now it is time to pray for them.

The greatest of sympathies and compassions for all David’s loved ones who now need their own time to heal.

And David...man.... we will miss you.

Peace.

Sending Tons of Love to David Cassidy

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47 years ago today, I THINK I LOVE YOU was the number 1 song in America. It displaced the Beatles "I'll Be There" from the top slot, and became the biggest selling single in Bell Records History; the most recorded and performed song of 1970, winning the BMI Award; the fastest selling single, winning the National Association of Recorders Merchandising; the No. 6 song for all of 1970 and the No. 46 song of the entire decade of the '70s. It has always been one of David's favorite songs from a body of work that has spanned 5 decades. For 47 years and at hundreds of concerts to date, David has told us the lyrics are "how I feel about all of you." It's time to reciprocate it.

An Evening of Partridge Family, November 13, Rocky River, OH!

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My dear friend from school days, Lori Bott, is hosting an evening of appetizers, fun and yes, Partridge Family, on November 13 at Renuvo Hair Salon! Bring a bottle of wine and join us! I'll be doing a photo presentation (which includes some neverr-before-seen photos courtesy of Henry Diltz), book signing and plenty of Q&A fun starting at 6:30PM that evening and I sure hope some of you can come! More gettin' happy! :) Link is attached! Spread the word!

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Book Signing at THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW! And SHIRLEY JONES attending!!

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There's been a lot of exciting developments lately, and most recently I'm  happy to announce that I will be a participant in THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW this weekend. I'll have a table with books for sale, and several other items that were created to compliment the book during the Kickstarter campaign. The best part of all is that they are putting my table right next to Shirley Jones, who will also be attending. I am incredibly honored by this.

I hope that some of you, especially those in the L.A. and surrounding areas will consider stopping by and saying hello. There's so many of you from the West coast I've never met, and I would be so very happy to meet you. You have all been along on this magic bus ride from the very beginning. 

The Hollywood Show is this weekend, October 20-22nd at the Westin Hotel. Here's the link for complete details: 

https://www.hollywoodshow.com

https://www.hollywoodshow.com/faq.php

Author Presentations at Geauga County Libraries

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I'll be doing a series of presentations on WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' at the Geauga County Public Library at all of their branches, beginning tomorrow in Middlefield. I sure hope some of you (northeast Ohioans) can come. :) Here are the dates and times for all three of the branches:

Saturday, September 23, 2017. 2PM --MIDDLEFIELD BRANCH, 16167 East High Street, Middlefield, OH 44062.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7PM--CHARDON BRANCH, 110 East Park Street, Chardon, OH, 44024.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2PM--BAINBRIDGE BRANCH, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, OH, 44023.

Series of Presenations and book signings, Geauga County Public Library

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I'll be doing a presentation for WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' at the Geauga County Public Library--all three branches (Middlefield, Bainbridge, and Chardon). The first is this weekend, Saturday September 23 at the Middlefield Branch, 2PM. If any of you can come, it would be great to see you. Geauga County Library, 16167 East High Street, Middlefield, OH 44062. http://divi.geaugalibrary.net/locations/middlefield-library/

Audio Clip: WBWC 88.3 Interview and PF music with Dennis King!

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Here's the link for my interview last night on WBWC 88.3 with host Dennis King. Jeff Pike, a big supporter of WHEN WE'RE SINGIN', called in last night from Georgia and afterward he put together an edit of the full three hours so that we could share only the part of the show that was "All Partridge." (an hour and 23 min) Thanks a million, Jeff! This interview was really fun because it was so casual, and King is a big PF fan himself. I hope you like it.

Book Signing, Presentation & SHIRLEY JONES! Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, Sept. 14,1 5, 16!

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Excited to announce the bus stops next in Maryland. That is, the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention! I will be giving a presentation and book signing at the MANC held for three days, September 14, 15, and 16 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. I'll be doing the presentation on the first day as a special seminar, with book signings all three days. Here's the best part--Shirley Jones is going to be there, too!

Several other celebrities made famous from TV will also be there including Patrick Duffy (Dallas), Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island) and Eric Estrada (Chips). Check out the full roster of stars! I hope some of you can come! Here's the link: http://mgram1.wixsite.com/nostalgia-convention/seminars

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Beaver County BookFest on September 9th!

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The bus rolls forward. Next stop: BEAVER COUNTY BOOKFEST! I'll be doing a book signing at the Beaver County BookFest this year as part of their annual weekend of guest authors! I hope some of you can come! It's being held in Irvine Park, Beaver, PA on September 9th from 9AM-4PM. Here's the link for details: yearhttp://beavercountybookfest.com