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David Cassidy -- I Think I Love You
David Cassidy -- Teen Idol
Were you a fan of David Cassidy, teen idol? I was.
Yes, I'm showing my age. But that was a long time ago. A long, long time ago. I hadn't thought about David Cassidy in years until last week when I picked up a book to read.
I recently read the novel I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson, who also wrote the novel I Don't Know How She Does It. The book was fiction but was based in fact. The author lived in Wales, and like millions of other girls in the 1970s adored David Cassidy, who was made famous as Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family.
Photo Credit: Portrait of David Cassidy, 1974, Source Author Allan Warren
The Patridge Family
C'mon get happy!
David Cassidy was a big part of the TV show The Partridge Family. He played Keith Partridge, teen idol. This television show was the perfect escape for many pre-teen and teenage kids in the 1970s.
Photo shows from top left: Dave Madden as the band's manager Reuben Kincaid, Susan Dey as Laurie Partridge, Danny Bonaduce as Danny Partridge, Suzanne Crough as Tracy Partridge, and Jeremy Gelbwaks as Chris Partridge.
Missing from the photo are David Cassidy and Shirley Jones, who played Shirley Partridge, the mother and singer of The Partridge Family band.
Photo of some of The Partridge Family cast. Photo is in the public domain.
Who Was Your Favorite Partridge?
Come On, Get Happy!
I Think I Love You - Sung on The Partridge Family episode "My Son, The Feminist"
David Cassidy Quote
"You know I got kicked out of high school and I used to go to Hendrix concerts. I used to go see Marvin Gaye and B.B. King and so here I am on television as an actor playing the part of this really sweet wholesome all American boy. The reality was I had a much different kind of teenage life."
So, be honest.
Who was your favorite boy singer in the 1970s?
I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
If you were a teeny bopper when David Cassidy was big, you'll appreciate this book.
This novel is a fun read for anyone who watched The Partridge Family, read the teen magazines featuring David Cassidy, or swooned over any teen idol, not just David Cassidy.
Seriously, this book could have been written about just about any popular singer or movie star. Of course then the facts would have to be changed, because Pearson certainly is factual about the concert dates and other real-life references mentioned in the book.
The thing the author does so well is capture that feeling of infatuation, imagination of life with your heart throb, and the general teen-age mindset so well.
Pearson also wrote the best-seller I Don't Know How She Does It, which has been made in to a movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Winter Garden - David Cassidy and I Think I Love You mentioned
I am reading Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. In this novel she mentions David Cassidy and one of the characters singing the song "I Think I Love You."
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David Cassidy in the News
- The Official Website of David Cassidy
The Official Website of David Cassidy
- David Cassidy; CNN Presents - CNN.com Blogs
Pop Icon David Cassidy Sues Sony
- A Good Book is Awaiting: I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
Okay, when I first started reading this book, I seriously considered stopping. This novel begins with some Welsh girls in 1974 who are in love with teen idol David Cassidy. I mean, the time frame is perfect.