When We're Singin'

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Book Cover in Layout! Countdown at Nine!...

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Hi gang,

Just a quick update for you.

The text and final artwork for the book cover is currently in the layout stages. Kristina Danklef of Sourballpython Studios (Sourballpython.com) will be taking the book through the final stages of layout, including the final design for the book cover.

Kristina is from Salem, Ohio, and has a long background in graphic art. She recently completed work on several books, including "Wisdom from the Woods, Seasons," and she has taken on our Partridge Family book with tremendous excitement.

David Cassidy in Melbourne, March 10, 1974. (this is not the book cover...just a photo for your enjoyment!)

David Cassidy in Melbourne, March 10, 1974. (this is not the book cover...just a photo for your enjoyment!)

First thing on deck is the book cover, and she will be sending me proofs to look at in the coming days. I am as excited as you are, and as soon as I get the first proof, I'll be back with all of you to fill you in! 

For now...we countdown to NINE! 

Johnny

 

The Final Countdown!

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Hi gang!

I'm ready to begin the final countdown with all of you, as we are now getting very close to the actual release date!

David Cassidy concert promo 2.jpg

Some updates for you:

While the photo section has been done, the actual layout of the book, the design, was done in early June. BUT...

...we ended up about 50 pages over budget. So I have spent countless hours with our amazing editor, Donna Spencer, determining what we can do to bring the page count down a bit. After long discussions, rather than sacrificing pertinent information contained in the extra pages (which would have needed to be cut in order to fit), our designer is going to reformat the book, and lay it out all over again for the second time. I suspect this process will take about a week. Donna will be working on final edits this coming week before it goes to the designer.

I'm going to begin sharing with you, a countdown to release, because I think it will be fun to share the excitement of the book's arrival, together. I know it has been six months longer than originally anticipated, but rest assured that the reasons lay in the careful focus on detail and content.

I will be back with you at least weekly from now until release, if not more frequently.

On another note, all backers have all been listed on the website as funders of this project, and I sent out a survey over a month ago through the Kickstarter update program asking for any corrections to your names, spellings, things like that. There are still several people who haven't responded, so if you are a backer, would you please go to the backer list on this site and take a look at your names and make sure it is listed to your satisfactory. Any further edits have to be submitted by Tuesday of this week if we are going to make them. You can email me at JohnnyRayMiller1@gmail.com.

Thanks again for your patience. I'll be back very shortly with a countdown of events!

John

"When We're Singin'" Available for Pre-Order NOW!

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Hey gang!  It's official! "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family and their Music" is now available for pre-order ONLY through this site!

The cost of the book is $29.99 and you can pre-order it by going to the new link on the site, PRE-ORDER THE BOOK.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! We will have more news and updates on the book's progress in the coming weeks! Watch for regular blog postings as we go forward. If you haven't already done so, please sign up for the daily BLOG and you will receive the blogs directly to your  email!

The Partridge Family and their famous Mondrian-inspired bus!

The Partridge Family and their famous Mondrian-inspired bus!

More to come as it unfolds....


Thank You All So Very Much! Now the bus pulls out...

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As we get ready for the next part of our ride, I would like to express my deepest gratitude once again, to you, my backers, who collectively decided this book must come to the shelves. Thank you so very much.

Plans for the Kickstarter campaign began over a year ago, and I’d also like to thank some of the behind-the-scenes people who worked with full energy and commitment to make this campaign succeed. 

Let’s start with my good friend and incredible talent, writer/musician Ken Sharp. The Kickstarter campaign was Ken’s idea and he kept me grounded and focused. Thank you, Ken, a thousand times over.

Ken was introduced to me by Barbara Pazmino, President of the U.S. division of the “Just David” Fan Club who knew of the "Partridge Connection" we shared. Thanks Barbara, for recognizing the potential, for connecting us, and for spreading the word about this campaign every day. 

From the very early stages of planning, Kirk Poffenberger  sat with me in his office at The Design Studio and said “let’s do it.”  Kirk is the guy who designed the book jacket and all the variations of its “look” used on many of the items—the denim patch, the sticker pack, the book marks, the lyric sheets, the website and most notably the guitar—our grand prize. Thank you, Kirk!

Speaking of which, I’d like to announce Debbie Daum as the grand prize taker! Debbie grabbed the guitar towards the final days of the campaign and pushed our numbers wildly up! We will be featuring a photo of Debbie with the guitar in the coming months. The guitar, a Squier by Fender, is signed by 3 of the greatest session guitar players of all time. Thanks, Debbie, for hopping on the bus and landing with a splash!  Which brings me to….

…the very special thanks I have to all the artists, producers, actors and executives associated with The Partridge Family TV show and albums who so graciously signed countless pieces of memorabilia for this campaign. Each and every one of them truly wanted to see this campaign succeed. Beverly Weinstein, Bob Claver, Mike Appel, L. Russell Brown, Ken Jacobson, David Price, Bobby Hart, Diane Hildebrand, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Brian Forster, Terry Cashman, Steve Dossick, Marty Kaniger, Dan Peyton, Glen Hanson, Joe Osborn, Hal Blaine, Max Bennett, Dennis Budimir, John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Jackie Ward, Ron Hicklin, and the great Henry Diltz--Thank you all so very, very much. Your generosity was over-flowing. 

Tim DeBacco--Pittsburgh boy,  and Partridge Family Fan! Tim is responsible for the website you see, and the ease by which it can be navigated. He spent countless hours working on this, and continues to keep it maintained. He also designed the newsletter. Thank you, Tim, from the depths of the Partridge Family garage!

Mary Hertweck, Stacy Jo Coffee-Thorne and Mary Lou Nelson-- who relentlessly kept the campaign alive on all the David Cassidy and Partridge Family fan sites with their time and enthusiasm. Thank you all so very much.

Tina Funk-- my dear friend in Germany who runs the other half of the “Just David” Fan Club for the German and European fans, also continued to pass around the information I sent each day, along with Barbara. Thank you, Tina, for all the heart.

Jane Reaburn-- All the way from Australia, Jane manages David Cassidy’s Official website and Facebook page. Jane had those offers and posts up on David’s Facebook page faster than lighting! Thanks Jane, so very, very much! 

Jim Salamanis--also from Australia, Jim exudes so much energy across the entire planet that no one can possibly miss it! Jim sent countless emails out to fans all over the world for weeks on end. Thank you Jim for all your amazing support!

And Dave Thomas—my film-making, writer-director-of-all-things “whimming” who disguises himself as an entertainment attorney by day. What would I ever do without you, dude?

Last but not least, Donna Spencer—our copy editor who hopped on the bus in faith it would all happen. Ready Donna? The bus stops at your place next! 

As we move forward, please, everyone, make sure that you sign up for BOTH the newsletter AND the daily blogs. The newsletter will only be put out once a month at most, but the blog will hit your email with more immediate news as it happens. Both will be delivered right to your email.

I'll be back with you as news unfolds. For now, we proceed with copy editing. The bus is moving forward...

Thanks everyone!

Johnny Ray Miller

THIS JUST IN! - 'Partridge Family' Executive Producer Bob Claver offers to sign books!

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I just received an email from Executive Producer Bob Claver, and he has offered to sign books for anyone who buys the book exclusively through THIS CAMPAIGN!  He will autograph them and personally inscribe them to YOU! 

When you receive your book in December, you can then send it to Bob and he will sign it, AND he has offered to pay for the return postage!  This is an INCREDIBLY kind gesture!  This offer is good for everyone who has already pledged for the book, and ALL NEWCOMERS who pledge before the campaign ends! But hurry, because you only have 24 hours left! The campaign ends Sunday night, May 31 at 10PM (EST.) The retail cost of the book has not been set yet, but it will not cost any less than pledging for it here in the campaign, so don't miss out on this! These books are certain to become highly collectible. 

If you recall, Bob Claver began his career on "Captain Kangaroo," and he is especially proud to have  produced TV programs like "The Partridge Family" that had a positive influence on children. 

Bob was one of the first five interviews I conducted in the fall of 2010, just after speaking with Shirley Jones. He spent well over 2 hours with me on the telephone, and left the door open for more. He is an incredibly kind and caring man, and his family is the same.

Wow...talk about "getting happy!" 

24 hours to go!

 

Final Offers: Diltz Photos, "Whale Song" Bundle

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There is still one more photo from Henry Diltz available, and some other offers to look at as we head for the final 2-days left in the campaign.

David and his dog, Bullseye!

David and his dog, Bullseye!

Henry Diltz offered a total of 11 photos for the campaign. This is the one remaining photo yet to be seen. It is David with his beloved dog, Bullseye. 

If anyone would still like to pick any of the previous special offers, they are back on the table through the close of the campaign. Each 8 X 10 photo is $35 for new backers, and $30 for current backers. Henry also offered us a limited number of signed 11 X 14's as well. Of the limited quantity offered, there are only 4 slots left. The signed versions are $225 for new backers and $195 for current backers. Please send me a note if you choose the 11 X 14 signed version so I can confirm that there is availability.

"Home Is Where The Heart Is" photo outtake.

"Home Is Where The Heart Is" photo outtake.

David on horse, from the "Cherish" photo sessions.

David on horse, from the "Cherish" photo sessions.

Quintessetial David!

Quintessetial David!

David playing Eukele!

David playing Eukele!

"Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes" photo outtake. 1973.

"Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes" photo outtake. 1973.

David promoting "Keep Australia Beautiful" campaign.

David promoting "Keep Australia Beautiful" campaign.

For our final offer, we have the "Whale Song" Bundle. You get a lyric sheet commemorative of "Whale Song" along with one of the hand-written lyric sheets, written and signed by Marty Kaniger, for $250. These are quite special in that BOTH of the songwriters who wrote this song have signed BOTH the commemoratives and the hand-written lyric sheets. 

"Whale Song" lyric commemorative, signed by BOTH songwriters, Dan Peyton and Marty Kaniger. 

"Whale Song" lyric commemorative, signed by BOTH songwriters, Dan Peyton and Marty Kaniger. 

"Whale Song" hand-written lyrics. Written by Marty Kaniger and signed by Marty Kaniger and Dan Peyton.

"Whale Song" hand-written lyrics. Written by Marty Kaniger and signed by Marty Kaniger and Dan Peyton.

"Whale Song" was one of the rare times Shirley Jones sang solo on the show, and certainly the most memorable. It has become one of the most-requested unreleased songs. The story behind "Whale Song" is also one of the most intriguing stories behind any of the Partridge Family songs! Guaranteed to surprise and engage! 

Thank you, my good friends, supporters and incredible songwriters, Marty Kaniger and Dan Peyton for this one! We are so grateful! 

Hop on the bus, last bend!

48-Hour offer: "Dreams" photo outtake!

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This is the 2nd of the final three photos that will be offered during the final week of the campaign, courtesy of Henry Diltz.

David Cassidy in his pool, July 1973. From the sessions that produced "Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes."

David Cassidy in his pool, July 1973. From the sessions that produced "Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes."

This great shot of David was taken at his home while hanging out with Henry by the pool. The photo is from 1973, and it's one of the session outtakes for David's "Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes" LP--the 3rd Cassidy solo album, and the one that reflected David's real personality and musical interests at that time. 

For new backers, pledge $35 and you will receive an 8 X 10 high resolution print, or in Henry's  EXTREMELY rare offer, you can choose a signed 11 X 14 for only $225!  If you are a current backer, you can add the 8 X 10 to your pledge for only $30, and the signed 11 X 14 for only $195! THE SIGNED 11 X 14'S ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 3!

This 48-hour offer is good until midnight, May 29, 2015! We need to put the campaign OVER THE TOP! We are at 92% of our funding goal with three days to go!  Hop on the bus, everyone! Let's publish "When We're Singin'!" 



An UNBELIEVABLE offer to you, from Henry Diltz!

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Today I spoke with Henry Diltz.

He said in no uncertain terms he wants to see this campaign WIN! 

 In an extraordinary gesture, Henry  has offered three more photos for the final week of the campaign, to be offered in the coming days, beginning today!  But here's the most unbelievable part: 

Mr. Diltz has  graciously offered a select number of additional SIGNED 11 X 14's! 

I have to tell you my friends, after seeing these photos myself, they are far more gorgeous and extraordinary in print, and Henry's personal signature is INCREDIBLY striking in a way that I have never seen before.

Diltz is world-renowned as the foremost  photographer of the music industry during the late '60s, early '70s and beyond. He has photographed Paul McCartney, Cass Elliot, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and that's just the beginning! You will never see another offer like this.

This photograph of David Cassidy captures David in his most quintessential look of the decade. It is the face of an icon. It makes us smile. It's the essence of the young and hopeful David Cassidy whose voice has kept an entire generation following him.  

For new backers, pledge $35 and you will receive an 8 X 10 high resolution print, or in Henry's  EXTREMELY rare offer, you can choose a signed 11 X 14 for only $225!  If you are a current backer, you can add the 8 X 10 to your pledge for only $30, and the signed 11 X 14 for only $195!! But hurry--

THE SIGNED 11 X 14'S ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 3!

Not only are these photos a gorgeous keepsake for fans, but they are an INCREDIBLE investment to collectors! The value on one of the signed 11 X 14's is TRIPLE the actual cost! Your value goes up the second you buy it! Please remember: a signed 11 X 14 Henry Diltz goes for $500-$600 out of his studio!  

This 48 hour offer expires May 28 at the stroke of midnight! (EST) Hop on the bus, everyone! Let's publish "When We're Singin'!" 

 

 

Executive Producer Bob Claver is a Backer!

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Bob Claver, Executive Producer of The Partridge Family, has joined us as a backer! 

Claver began his career working on Captain Kangaroo and has always cared deeply about doing things for children. Claver not only ran the Partridge ship as Executive Producer, but he directed many of the episodes as well. He was one of the first interviews for "When We're Singin', and we thank him so very much for all his support!

5 Days to go.... Hop on the bus! Let's publish "When We're Singin'! It takes you, the fans to make it happen! http://kck.st/1DSL7zP

"I'm On My Way Back Home" original demo!

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Offered here as an exclusive Memorial Day special, is the original demo for "I'm on My Way Back Home," courtesy of the Jack Keller archives! The offer also comes with a signed Bobby Hart Lyric Commemorative! An incredibly rare and exclusive offer, and there are only 5 available! 

Jack Keller and Bobby Hart teamed up only one time for "The Partridge Family," and this was their offering. "I'm On My Way Back Home" is a fan-favorite and a favorite among insiders who worked on the song and the outstanding 3rd Partridge Family album, "Sound Magazine," on which this appeared!

"I'm On My Way Back Home" song lyric commemorative signed by songwriter Bobby Hart!

"I'm On My Way Back Home" song lyric commemorative signed by songwriter Bobby Hart!

In the the new book you will get a lengthy story behind "I'm On My Way Back Home," and here, only until midnight on May 31, you can be the recipient of the original demo submitted to Screen Gems by the late, great songwriter Jack Keller and Monkees pioneer Bobby Hart! It is a pledge package for you, from both the songwriters!

Keller was at the top of his game as a songwriter. He wrote music for many movies, and became synonymous in the '60s in writing music especially for television. 

This is a $250 offer with only 5 available!! This rare demo will NOT be found anywhere else. It is offered to us from the family of Jack Keller strictly to benefit this campaign. But hurry, because the offer expires Midnight, May 25, 2015.

New backers can open a general pledge at $250 and join in on the excitement, while current backers can simply increase their existing pledge category by $250. 

Remember...every pledge moves us that much closer to winning the campaign for publication of "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family and Their Music!" Hop on the bus now! 

"Stephanie" & "All of The Things" Special Story, Special Bundles!

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Songwriter David Price was involved in writing both "Stephanie" and "All of The Things" recorded by The Partridge Family. The stories behind these two particular Partridge Family songs are priceless, but the very special, poignant story behind David Price and what he did for our campaign is even more heart-warming.

While I was preparing for the campaign to publish "When We're Singin," I asked several of the songwriters  to contribute signed items to our rewards packages. I thought it would be exciting to include a few items that highlighted some of the un-released songs, since many of them are fan favorites, so I approached David Price. I asked him if he would consider hand-writing the lyrics for each of his two songs to be offered as exclusive, one-of-a-kind rewards items. 

He told me that he was suffering from Parkinson's disease, and that his hands shake a lot. Before he could say another word, I expressed my heartfelt apologies for having asked him to do this, as I obviously didn't know of his condition.

He immediately jumped back in to the conversation to complete his original thought. He told me that he really wanted to do this. He wanted to hand-write those lyrics. He asked me if I was in a hurry because it would take him some time. He was insistent. Not only did he want to hand-write the lyrics, but he wanted to sign the lyric commemoratives, too. He was so flattered to learn that after all these years, fans still really love this music.

So a few months went by, and the hand-written lyrics came in the mail. I couldn't have been more touched. I initially put the lyrics up at $250.00 each but listed the commemoratives separately. I am combining them into two very special packages. The "Stephanie" bundle now includes the one and only hand-written lyric by David Price AND a "Stephanie" lyric commemorative, also signed by Price. You will also get a signed copy of the book, with a souvenir bookmark to go with it and your name published on the website and in the book as a backer of the campaign. "All of The Things" is also repackaged the same way.   There is only ONE of each, and are true collector's items. Each Bundle is $250 ($220 without the book.) 

Thanks David, for your great heart in supporting "When We're Singin'!" We are forever grateful. http://kck.st/1DSL7zP

Weekend Special Offer: "Home Is Where The Heart Is" photo outtake!

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Henry Diltz photo outtake from the sessions that produced David Cassidy's solo LP "Home Is Where The Heart Is." 

Henry Diltz photo outtake from the sessions that produced David Cassidy's solo LP "Home Is Where The Heart Is." 

This is another Henry Diltz offering exclusive to our campaign to publish "When We're Singin'!" This great shot of David is an outtake from his 1976 "Home Is Where The Heart Is" LP! "Home" was the second of three solo LP's released by RCA during the mid-70s, post-Partridge Family years. 

The photo pictured here is a stunning 8 X 10 shot of David taken by Henry Diltz! New backers can own this shot with a minimum $35 pledge, and current backers can get it for the discounted price of $30 by simply increasing their current pledge. Thanks, Henry!

This special weekend offer ends on Sunday, May 24, at midnight (EST). To pick it up, just hop on the bus HERE:  

Countdown: 9 DAYS LEFT TO MEET THE FUNDING GOAL! 

'HOP ON THE BUS' for a 10-Day Partridge Family Bus Ride!

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We have ten days left, gang, to reach our funding goal and publish the new book, "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family and Their Music." And it is up to YOU to make it happen!

If you have been waiting for the perfect time to get on the bus, that time is NOW! Don't wait one more second! It is you, the fans, who will make this happen.

In the past 20 days we have welcomed backers from all walks of life.  We have life-long fans, casual fans, fan club presidents, doctors, lawyers, nurses, journalists, musicians, teachers, and even college professors! We have fans backing us from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia, the U.K., New Zealand and more! 

We have businesses who have backed us and reputable music industry professionals, too! Denny Tedesco, filmmaker of the Award-Winning "Wrecking Crew" documentary has said "YES!" Beverly Weinstein, former V.P. at Bell Records has said "YES!" The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Library and Archives has said "YES!" That means they have pledged to this campaign! It is now your turn to speak. 

In the past few months, hundreds of David Cassidy fans (including myself) have signed a petition to get David recognized by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And now,  the HOF has said 'YES" to the publication of "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family and Their Music." How are YOU going to respond? They have told me specifically that they want this book on their shelves in The HOF Museum, Library and Archives.  Now we must answer back! Let's give them the biggest, resounding, David Cassidy-ear-splitting "YES!"

As Partridge Family fans, we have all wanted a book like this for many, many years. Now it is finally possible. Click the link below and get on the bus! That door is open!  If all you want it is to pre-order the book, simply choose the $30 reward package. There is a host of rewards items, too, that you can pick from! We can even custom build a package for you if  you find certain things of interest packaged in multiple rewards categories. Just ask!  But don't wait one more second!  We must bring in enough pre-sales through this campaign to meet the funding goal for publication. 

Let's have that 45th anniversary Partridge Family celebration right on top of that dear old bus! All of us.... together......havin' a ball........"YES?" LET'S DO IT!!

Hop on  HERE.

Let the Countdown begin: "TEN!"

 

 

24 Hour Offer--Get Ron Hicklin's Hand-Written Session Notes!

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Ron Hicklin, one of the 4 real background vocalists for The Partridge Family, also contracted all of the Partridge Family sessions with the other vocalists! These notes contain  details of every single recording session laid down by The Partridge Family, in Ron's own hand-writing! Every song from every album and TV episode is documented here, and even more exciting--the unreleased songs are also documented!

A photo of Volume 6-C of the Screen Gems Records given to the cast to learn the music! Not included in this offer.

A photo of Volume 6-C of the Screen Gems Records given to the cast to learn the music! Not included in this offer.

As part of our campaign to publish "When We're Singin'" we are offering you a copy of Ron Hicklin's session notes! Open up a pledge in the next 24 hours for $35 or more, and  you will receive the hand-written notes as a premium reward! For current backers, the offer is discounted at $30! Offer expires on May 20th, 2015 at the stroke of midnight!

Hop on the bus here, and let's publish "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family and Their Music." 

 

'The Wrecking Crew' Filmmaker Denny Tedesco is a Backer!

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The campaign to publish "When We're Singin'" has now earned the backing of Denny Tedesco, filmmaker of the award-winning documentary, "The Wrecking Crew."

The critically acclaimed "The Wrecking Crew," tells the story of the session musicians who worked around the clock playing on thousands of records during the '60s and '70s. These players were the best of the best, and they were intrinsic to the creation of a sound for such acts as The Mamas and The Papas, Sonny & Cher, the Carpenters, and yes--The Partridge Family!

In fact, Denny Tedesco's father, Tommy Tedesco, was one of the lead guitar players for The Partridge Family, and Denny provides commentary in "When We're Singin'" about his young memories of the Partridge Family music!

Denny's "The Wrecking Crew" was finally  given distribution after a successful  campaign on Kickstarter in 2013 that garnered Denny the final funding needed to pay off expensive music licensing fees.

Denny has been a friend to "When We're Singin'" since the beginning of the project's development. He was the guy who connected me to the session players--the great Hal Blaine, Max Bennett, Louie Sheldon, and Joe Osborn to name only a few. 

With Denny on board the Partridge Family bus, it's time for you to join us in making "When We're Singin'" a published reality! C'mon Partridge Family fans! Board the bus NOW! There's only 12 days left!

The bus door opens HERE: http://kck.st/1DSL7zP

-Johnny Ray Miller

 

You Keep Saying You Want More Photos!....so......OK!

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David Cassidy in an exclusive Henry Diltz photo, supporting the fight against pollution during the early '70s! 

David Cassidy in an exclusive Henry Diltz photo, supporting the fight against pollution during the early '70s! 

Offered up again this evening is a 3rd 8 X 10 photo of David Cassidy from the Henry Diltz archives, that  Henry has so graciously given to the campaign exclusively with intent to support the publication of "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family and Their Music!"

This photo of David Cassidy was shot by Henry Diltz as part of a campaign in Australia to fight pollution, a cause that was taken very seriously during the early '70s. Once again, this offer is ONLY available here for the next 24 hours, exclusive through our campaign! 

These great Henry Diltz photos are valued at $50 and up, but we are able to offer it to you, thanks to Henry, at only $35 for new backers and $30 for current backers! And here's the continued great news: SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM IS FREE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! 

Just open a pledge at $35 or more, or choose an existing pledge category and add an additional $35!  Current backers can add this photo to their existing pledge for only $30 more! The offer expires Monday, May 18, 2015 (EST) at the stroke of midnight! This is pretty fun, huh? :)

Click here to get this photo: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1479433328/when-were-singin-the-partridge-family-and-their-mu

Come On Get Happy!

 

Another 24-Hour Offer, Courtesy of Henry Diltz!

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You liked it so much, Henry says let's do another one!

Yep! Yesterday's photo offer made you so happy  that Henry Diltz has given us another one--EXCLUSIVELY in support of our campaign to publish "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family and Their Music!"

This is an outstanding shot of David Cassidy (and his quintessential shag hair cut) playing the Ukelele, and wearing his famous Puka Shell Necklace that he made himself while vacationing in Hawaii with Henry!  Another great photo from the archives of Henry Diltz, this offer is ONLY available here for the next 24 hours, exclusively through our campaign! 

These great Henry Diltz photos are valued at $50 and up, but we are able to offer it to you, thanks to Henry, at only $35 for new backers and $30 for current backers! And here's the other great news: SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM IS FREE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! 

If you are new, welcome aboard the bus! Just open a pledge at $35 or more, or choose an existing pledge category and add an additional $35!  Current backers can add this photo to their existing pledge for only $30 more! The offer expires Monday, May 17, 2015 (EST) at the stroke of midnight! Let the fun continue!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1479433328/when-were-singin-the-partridge-family-and-their-mu

Thanks Henry, for backing us! 

24-Hour exclusive Photo offer from Henry Diltz!

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Available ONLY in the next 24 hours, get this gorgeous 8 X 10 photo of David Cassidy  taken by Henry Diltz for the "Cherish" album! 

Henry Diltz is a big supporter of our campaign to publish "When We're Singin'," so he has offered up this quintessential David Cassidy photo to support the cause! For ONLY the next 24 hours, this photo is available at the incredibly low cost of $35 WITH FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!  If the photo is all you want, just pledge $35 or more before Midnight tomorrow night as a cash-only pledge! If you would like to choose an existing pledge category of $30 or more, simply add another $35 and this photo is automatically included! Current backers are also offered the photo at a discounted rate of an additional $30 added to their current pledge!

Henry Diltz photos go for MUCH MORE than this when purchased from his studio! He is offering this opportunity ONLY to fans who support the campaign for the publication of  "When We're Singin'!"

Remember--the offer expires tomorrow night at the stroke of midnight, ending May 16, 2015! Click the KICKSTARTER link provided here on this website to take you directly to the page! 

http://kck.st/1DSL7zP

Book & Photo Bundles now Available!

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An original Henry Diltz photo of David Cassidy taken on the Columbia Ranch back lot during the  sessions that produced the photos for David's first album, "Cherish." Offered exclusively to this campaign, in limited quantities by Henry Diltz.

An original Henry Diltz photo of David Cassidy taken on the Columbia Ranch back lot during the  sessions that produced the photos for David's first album, "Cherish." Offered exclusively to this campaign, in limited quantities by Henry Diltz.

A gorgeous, colorful shot of David taken in Paris by good friend Henry Diltz  during David's  international concert tour. Offered exclusively through this campaign, in limited quantities by Henry Diltz!

A gorgeous, colorful shot of David taken in Paris by good friend Henry Diltz  during David's  international concert tour. Offered exclusively through this campaign, in limited quantities by Henry Diltz!

Get the "I Think I Love You" or the "Come On Get Happy" Book and Photo bundles! Each package comes with an exclusive Henry Diltz 8 X 10 Color photo of David Cassidy, a commemorative lyric sheet, and a signed copy of the book!  There is also a category for those who just want the photo! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: at: http://kck.st/1DSL7zP  

A Story Behind a Song...

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Do you know which PARTRIDGE FAMILY song was inspired by impressionist art? Get the story directly from the songwriter, only in the new book, "When We're Singin' available only at Kickstarter.com until May 31!

One of the great, rare pieces of photo memorabilia that David Cassidy fans adore, and a sample of the kind of photos you will find in the photo section, ONLY in "When We're Singin'!