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A Tribute to Executive Producer Bob Claver

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During the month of December, and only weeks after the passing of David Cassidy, Partridge Family Executive Producer Bob Claver quietly passed away after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s. He was a huge supporter of When We're Singin', and I'd like to share a few words about this great man who gave the world of entertainment many, many great television programs.

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After my very first interview with Shirley Jones she told me that I needed to speak with Bob Claver. She said he was a great producer and she had a terrific relationship with him because he always dealt with everyone so fairly and with such professionalism. She said she had worked with a lot of producers through the years and they were not all like that. When I spoke with Bob, he had the same kind of respect for Shirley. He felt very close to Shirley through those years and off camera they shared a great friendship, supporting each other in their personal lives as well. Their ability to unite, to be a team and to teach the young actors how to stick together, is something that made a great impression on me.

Bob was my third or fourth interview for When We’re Singin.’ I had watched an archival interview with him beforehand, and I was really excited (and really nervous!) to have the chance to speak with him.

He was extremely knowledgeable and articulate about his life in the business and his time on The Partridge Family. The quality I remember most about him was his straight forward nature in answering every question with precise detail. He was a listener too, and he picked up on a few comments I made about my own life early in the conversation and brought them back into the dialog at the very end. I noticed it, and it felt really nice. It was a certain nod of approval that I cherish to this day, and will always remember.

It was Bob Claver’s daughter, Nancy, who initially connected me with her father for the interview. Shortly afterwards Nancy together with her father, became backers for the book, supporting the Kickstarter campaign and everything that went into the book’s publication.

During the campaign, Bob signed 25 bookmarks that were used to help raise funds. He even offered to sign copies of the book for all those who purchased it through the campaign, but sadly the Altzheimer’s had begun to set in and take hold by the time the book was printed.

Nancy cared for her father all through the run of that horrible disease, and when he passed in December 2017, she sent me a very thoughtful note, as my own mother had passed from dementia in June 2016, six months before the publication of the book.

I felt a certain kinship with Nancy through those last few years. She and her father became people I could call friends. Nancy told me that at one point when the disease was getting bad, she was reading passages from the book to him, and she could see him nod and smile with approval over the words chosen to represent him and his memories of that period in his life. That warmed my heart.

Bob actually began his career on Captain Kangaroo, a show many of us watched as young children—a show that influenced us to be kind to one another, gentle and caring. If only there were more shows like that on TV today. Thanks to Bob Claver, we had one of the best.

His experience on that show and his passion for kids carried through in everything he did, and anyone who watches The Partridge Family can see that the Executive Producer, Bob Claver, had his pulse, influence and control over every line and every script ever produced for that show.

I remember him telling me that they did an episode about Danny thinking he was adopted, and it scared children across the nation. It was the only show that received letters of concern, and for some time it was not included in the syndicated reruns. He was sad by this because, he said, it didn’t produce the kind of feelings for children that he believed in. He didn’t like the idea of anyone—child or adult—feeling confused about their family identity.

The Partridge Family was also known for tackling topical issues of the day—racial prejudice, religion, environment to name a few, and Bob was particularly proud of those episodes because he felt they made a positive difference in the lives of children. He cared very much about their sensitivities.

We lost a show business legend when we lost Bob Claver, and I hope that you will all say a silent prayer for him, for Nancy and for the rest of his loving family left behind. —Johnny Ray Miller

Book Signing at THE STEEL CITY CON, Monroeville PA, April 13, 14 and 15!

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While my wishes come weeks after the ball has dropped in Times Square,....Happy New Year to everyone! I hope the fresh new year is bringing plenty of joy to you all.

As we begin booking dates for 2018, I'm very excited to announce the first appearance ever for WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' at the Steel City Con in Monroeville, PA on April 13, 14 and 15. I hope some of you can come. I'll be doing book signings all three days. 

This convention is one of the biggest in the nation. If you are a fan of THE FLASH TV series (one of my guilty pleasures) John Wesley Shipp is on the celebrities appearance list for all three days! Shipp played THE FLASH in the original 80s version, in addition to his role on the series currently airing on the CW. Gary Busey, Alice Cooper, and Barbara Eden are all on the list of the many others who plan on attending. It should be a fun weekend for all. Here's the link...hope to see you!! https://www.steelcitycon.com

Talking with Gary Rivers on The Gary Rivers show, WHBC Canton, OH!

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I sat down with Gary Rivers at News-Talk Radio, 1480 WHBC yesterday to talk about WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' and we had a blast! During the interview he challenges Danny Bonaduce with Donny Osmond who claims he really won that fight years ago! Lots of fun...Check it out: http://www.whbc.com/canton-native-pens-first-book-chronicles-70s-partridge-family-phenomenon/

There's also a video version available on the site, too!

with Gary Rivers, on The Gary Rivers Show, WHBC, Canton OH.

with Gary Rivers, on The Gary Rivers Show, WHBC, Canton OH.

Happy Birthday, David.....and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID...and Thanks! Today is David Cassidy's 67th Birthday. And if you think that's old, then think about how old we are as fans! ha! Here are a few shots backstage with David and the book at his Feb. 18th concert. Hey, David--a million times a billion thank-yous for your support.  And above all....happy, happy Birthday! 

BOOK SIGNING - BRANCH STREET COFFEE ROASTERS, Boardman, OH

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Hey All! HAPPY NEW YEAR! And we're off and running...The next book signing for "When We're Singin' " will be held this weekend, Saturday, January 7, from 10AM to 2PM at Branch Street Coffee in Boardman! Hope to see some of you from the Youngstown and Columbiana County area! :) Exact Address: BRANCH STREET COFFEE ROASTERS, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, OH, 44512.

5, 4, 3, 2....We're Off To Print! Release Date set!

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We're off to print!

After a long week of Kristina, Donna and I working nearly round the clock, the book went to print earlier today!

I'd like to thank all of you for your extraordinary patience. I, too, never dreamed how much time it would take for this project to complete, but I can tell you this: It is because of YOU, the fans, that this book has finally made it's way to reality. Because of YOU, the book was controlled by a group of professionals who care enough to release the best possible book on The Partridge Family and their music, filled with the kinds of detailed information fans have wanted for years and years.

Check out the final artwork for the book cover!

Check out the final artwork for the book cover!

The 64 page color photo section is also another extraordinary accomplishment. Rarely does a book like this see a full color section in the middle, let alone 64 pages!  But YOU wanted it, and YOU funded it and that is testament to the passion we all share for the music of The Partridge Family.

I am thankful that avenues such as Kickstarter exist today, making it possible for all of us to speak, and to act on what we want. There is no publisher on the planet who would have released a book as thorough and elaborate as this, and it all happened because of you. 

In the coming days and weeks, I will be here, telling you more about the book and its contents. I thank you again, wholeheartedly, for your support, your patience, and most of all, your undying love for all things Partridge! 

RELEASE DATE:

On December 9, 2016, "When We're Singin' - The Partridge Family & Their Music" will be officially released! The book (originally planned for 410 pages) is a whopping 504 pages with the 64-page color photo section taking it to a grand total of 568 pages! 

"When We're Singin'" is a LIMITED EDITION hard back, available exclusively through the website, WhenWereSingin.com. "You can pre-order When We're Singin'" in time for Christmas by going to the link on the website now! 

Be sure to sign up for the "daily blog" to receive updates that will come directly to your email inbox!  I will be back to share more information and exciting details during the days and weeks to come! 

Hop on the bus, everyone! It's time to move on to the next stop!

 

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!

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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....


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!

YOU are all so amazing. THANK YOU.

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Last night I sat on my computer planning the final offer I was going to put up for the campaign. Suddenly I found myself engaged in watching the numbers move, slowly but steadily,  almost moment by moment. It became very exciting. 

Other than the last month, I have not been one to engage is social media very much. But there I was, completely captivated. I was watching friends of mine who I haven't seen since High School  coming on to my backer list. Friends from my young childhood neighborhood, my community and neighboring communities, to my current neighborhood. I started thinking about the others who have come on through the month--friends from my film days, my theatre days, my airline days, even my young days from my very first job in fast food!  My college life-guarding days, days of summer stock, and post-college days when we made our gritty, low-budget independent films in Cleveland,  Boston and Dallas. To my surprise I watched some of those great songwriters and singers, musicians, producers and performers who I interviewed for this book--and expected nothing more from--coming on board to back us. And then there are all of those impassioned Partridge Family and David Cassidy fans who, like me, have wanted a book about this music for a very, very long time.  You were there.

All of you  are testament to what can be accomplished when people work together and pull together. In the big scheme of life, our little book is just a spec. But it's an important spec to us, and to all those Partridge Family and David Cassidy fans that just want to celebrate and bring credibility to a body of music that has deserved it for 45 years. This music is as important to music history, TV history, and our own quiet solitude at the end of the day, as anything else in life that brings a little contentment. 

You are part of making something happen that will live on in the libraries of music history long past our time together on this earth. You have made something possible that does the world a little good--you are making people happy.  

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to my mangled fingers that have been typing non-stop for thirty days, to my six ulcers that I'd like to think are temporary to the month of May. Now on to the next phase. 

Since we still have two days left (finishing at 10PM Sunday), I am going to put up the final photo offer from Henry Diltz and also make the previous photos available again-along with a few other surprises. Anything that comes in from this point forward will go towards increasing the production level of photos and photo pages planned for the book, as well as tossing some money toward the professionals who donated their time to this book, simply because of  the music. 

"There's nothing better than bein' together.." ..right? ..."WHEN WE'RE SINGIN'."  (yeah, I know, I know... I couldn't resist!)

-Johnny Ray Miller

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