Monday, 13 April 2015

Totty of the Day

Oh. My. Gawd.

David Cassidy is 65 years old!

As if getting up for work wasn't bad enough... Now I feel very old indeed.

Never mind - it is also Tacky Music Monday, so let's harken back to when The Beauteous One was indeed still beautiful - and here introducing some particularly illustrious company, including Carol Channing and Lauren Bacall - in this all-too-brief song-and-dance (rare for a purveyor such as he of heartthrob-ballads and soft rock numbers) rendition of Give My Regards To Broadway from the Parade of Stars in 1983...

  • At his peak, David Cassidy was the world's highest paid live entertainer, out-selling Elvis and the Beatles; he was voted Number 1 of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" by TV Guide in 2005.
  • His father Jack's second marriage was to actress Shirley Jones, and he has three half-brothers, two of whom have successful musical careers of their own: Shaun, Patrick and Ryan.
  • David made his Broadway debut in 1969 in the musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling at the same time his father and stepmother opened on Broadway in their only play together,Maggie Flynn; both shows were notorious flops, the former closing in less than two weeks.
  • He has been married three times, to actress Kay Lenz, to horse breeder Meryl Tanz, and to Sue Shifrin; they divorced after 23 years last year.
  • His struggles with alcoholism have been splattered over the tabloids over the years - he has been arrested for "driving under the influence" three times, and has been in and out of rehab.
  • Despite having sold over 30 million records, David recently filed for bankruptcy protection.
  • He continues to tour the USA.
David Bruce Cassidy (born 12th April 1950)


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