When We're Singin'

Interview with CLOSER CLASSIC TV! May 15, 2019

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Below is the link for yesterday’s podcast interview I did with Ed Gross, host of CLOSER CLASSIC TV! We spoke at great length about the Partridge Family and David Cassidy and what it takes for music to have longevity. It’s a 30 minute segment. I hope you will all take a listen.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-partridge-family-the-making-of-the-show-and-its-music/id1440330557?i=1000438174730

Discussing The Partridge Family & David Cassidy with Host Ed Gross

Discussing The Partridge Family & David Cassidy with Host Ed Gross

David Cassidy 2nd Annual Celebration, Lake George NY May 19, 20!

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The David Cassidy 2nd Annual Memorial Celebration is being held this year at Lake George, NY on May 19 and 20th. The event is intended to honor David's humanitarian side, serving as a fundraiser for several organizations that provide for good care and treatment of animals. The two-day celebration features plenty of entertainment as well. 45 RPM will be doing a tribute concert to David Cassidy. I will also be attending and giving a luncheon presentation on David's music. Tickets can be purchased through King Neptune's Pub. Hope to see you there! King Neptune's Pub https://kingneptunespub.com/events/

First Book Signing with Chiller Theatre Expo, April 26, 27, 28!

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Excited to announce our very first book signing with the Chiller Theatre convention at the Hilton Parsippany NJ on April 26, 27 and 28! We have some brand new merchandise we will be introducing as well! Check out the celebrity list--Cheryl Ladd, Tony Danza, Jason Priestley, Joan Van Ark, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, Donnie Most, Anson Williams...the list is endless! Special thanks to the Chiller Theatre expo, Kevin Clement, and to dear friend Rick Goldschmidt for providing another bus stop for Partridge Family and David Cassidy fans. Chiller Theatre Expo at www.chillertheatre.com

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MEET SHIRLEY JONES and get your copy of "WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' " SIGNED!

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Shirley Jones will be attending The Hollywood Show in Chicago this coming weekend, March 22, 23 and 24! We will also be there with a table full of books, so we sure hope that some of you local Chicago fans will come out! George Chakiris, Oscar-winning actor in his own right, will also be there! (Of course die-hard fans will remember him from the final episode of The Partridge Family as Shirley’s old flame!) The list of celebrities is long and includes John Cusack, Richard Thomas (John-Boy!) and a reunion of cast members from The Office! http://hollywoodshow.com/celebrities-chicago.php

R.I.P. Hal Blaine, Legendary Drummer and "Wrecking Crew" Icon

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It is with great sadness that I post of the loss of the great Hal Blaine, legendary drummer and beautiful human being. Hal will always be remembered as one of the greatest drummers of his generation and the guy who coined the phrase "The Wrecking Crew." He played on countless albums and singles including all of the Partridge Family albums. Hal was one of my very first interviews for the book. He spent a lot of time sharing stories of the music and the good times he had with the cast. He connected me to many of the other Wrecking Crew musicians who worked on the Partridge Family and I will never forget that. Coming on the heels of losing the beloved Peter Tork of the Monkees, it serves as another reminder of the limited time we have together on this planet.

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11" x 14" Signed Henry Diltz Back in Stock! David Cassidy, Hawaii, 1971

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This stunning 11” x 14” Henry Diltz photo of David Cassidy signed by Diltz was made available for the first time last October in conjunction with the Henry Diltz Archives. It sold out on the first day of release. Henry has so graciously offered another limited run of this very special photo, at a reduced price of $100.00. (Gallery Price, $600.00) and offered exclusively through WhenWereSingin.com.

Visit the merchandise page for more details.

The North Shore of Hawaii, 1971

The North Shore of Hawaii, 1971

Hollywood Show, February 1, 2 and 3, 2019

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Returning to The Hollywood Show on February 1, 2 and 3, 2019.

Harry Hamlin, who starred with Susan Dey on L.A. Law will be in attendance for the first time. William Shatner, Dawn Wells, Parker Stevenson are all among the roster of nearly 100 celebrities who will be greeting fans that weekend. Richard Dean Anderson will be making his first appearance as well. (Calling all MacGyver fans!)

Always a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this event. Hope to see some of you.

Chatting with Jennifer Runyon on "The Haunted Chronicles" Friday, November 30, 8PM on Paramaniaradio.com!

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Chatting with Jennifer Runyon, “The Haunted Chronicles” Friday, November 30 at 8PM EST! Tune in to Paramaniaradio.com!

Chatting with Jennifer Runyon, “The Haunted Chronicles” Friday, November 30 at 8PM EST! Tune in to Paramaniaradio.com!

I’ll be chatting with Jennifer Runyon about WHEN WE’RE SINGIN’ this Friday, November 30, 2018 on her show “The Haunted Chronicles” airing on Paramaniaradio.com.

So how do the “The Haunted Chronicles” and “The Partridge Family” go together?

When I met Jennifer last summer, she was shocked to find out I had never seen “Ghostbusters.” Let the jokes begin, right? So she challenged me to come on her show and take a quiz after I watch the movie. This Friday I’ll take my quiz!

How does “The Partridge Family” fit into this? Well….she picked up a copy of my book, having been a fan of the Partridge Family music, and she loved it. She has plugged the book on both her shows, “The In Crowd” and “The Haunted Chronicles” several times! Thanks a million times ten million, Jennifer!!

Maybe I’ll quiz her on The Partridge Family! What do you think? Things that make you go hmmm. ;)

In Memory of David Cassidy on the First Anniversary of his Passing, November 21, 2018

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I have always believed that David Cassidy is the most underrated vocalist of the 1970’s. I feel that he should be remembered with as much respect and in the same vein as Rod Stewart, Elton John, Billy Joel, and you name it—any other artist who has walked away with a certain kind of musical integrity that defined that decade.

One of David Cassidy's greatest albums -- "Home Is Where The Heart Is," 1976. RCA. In loving memory, on this first anniversary of his passing.

One of David Cassidy's greatest albums -- "Home Is Where The Heart Is," 1976. RCA. In loving memory, on this first anniversary of his passing.

While we all know David’s break came through The Partridge Family and the adoration of his very young fans, his talent still deserved the same amount of respect from critics, and he did not get that. He has an extraordinary fan base that has lived on for over 45 years.

David was certainly the greatest teen idol of all time, but for me he will always be the greatest voice of a generation. It was a voice that expressed complexity, intimacy, vulnerability and the unique ability to communicate through his music as though he were right in the room with you. He left an indelible impression that has lasted a lifetime for so many of us.

I miss him and I am so grateful for his influence on my own life, and all of our lives. Godspeed. Johnny Ray Miller

Teaming up with Henry Diltz for the Next Hollywood Show! Oct 19, 20, 21

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Proud to announce that When We’re Singin’, L.L.C. and Henry Diltz Photography will be working as a partnership to offer a limited number of SIGNED Henry Diltz photos of David Cassidy which will be available at our table during the Hollywood Show this October 19th, 20th and 21st!

Diltz and Cassidy grew close during The Partridge Family years, and as a result some of the greatest photos of Cassidy ever taken—certainly the most iconic—were shot by Henry Diltz.

There will be a dozen different shots to choose from all signed by Henry, including photos of Cassidy in concert, at home, on the set of the Partridge Family, and other locations! They are being offered in limited quantity, so be sure to get there early!

Look forward to seeing some of you!

Wow…that bus just keeps on a-rollin’, doesn’t it? :)