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.
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