Episode #163 – David Cassidy EXCLUSIVE!

 

In the wake of the passing of pop icon David Cassidy, Tony and Gary talk to David’s longtime producer, arranger, keyboardist, and friend, Craig Snider, about what it was like to work with and tour with David. He also provides insight into what David’s final days were like.

PLUS: Craig shares an EXCLUSIVE, NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD piece of music from David Cassidy’s final recording sessions and it is unlike ANYTHING you’ve heard David do before! It’s great, and you will ONLY hear it here!

ALSO: Highlights from Tony and Gary’s emotional and revealing conversation with David, from 2014. It is truly touching.

And finally: Gary’s hotel room debacle, and a quick chat with jazz singer (and wife of Gary) Sarah Partridge, about what could be a very exciting week for her!

This episode is dedicated, with love, to David Cassidy and his family.

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41 Replies to “Episode #163 – David Cassidy EXCLUSIVE!”

  1. Tony thanks so much for playing this I’m so sad over the death of David I have been a fan since I was 5 years old I was lucky enough to see him live he was so much fun he will be missed rip david

     
    1. GREAT,GREW UPLIKE MANY LISTENING TO DAVID IN HIS EARLY DAY;SM SINGING HIS SONG;S BEST HE WOULD, I WAS BORB SICK FROM 2 MIKITARY WAR VETEREN;ES, AND HAD LIVED MY EARLY YRS.BEING PUT OUT W/ ETHER GAS FOR HORRIBKE SURGY’S AT BOSTOB CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, EVENTUALLTY, I FOUND OUT THAT DAVID SAVED MY SPIRIT AS A LITTLE GIRL, LOVEING MUSIC,…SO IN REGUARD;S TO THE PARTRIGE FAMILY MUSIC,I’M GLAD YOU, IN INTERVIEW SAW THEY WERE CREDIBLE TUNE;S, AND HIS VOICE TOME WAS BETTER THAN BARRY MANILOW, HIS SPIRIT AND SOUL, WAS SO AUTHENTIC,GENUINE,HONESTY,, I’M AS GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE AS HE WAS TO DEVOTED FAN’S, YEAH, WE BOTH SURVUVED THROUGH 60’S/70’S,EVEN80’S,..I UNDERSTAND HOW UNCOMFORTABKE LIFE IS GETTING FOR US. OUR GENERATION GREW UP WITH LED ZEPPLIN AND WE’RE VERY EMOTIONAL, ALL OF US WERE,MUSICALLY, THOSE BAND’S, WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO BE ANY BETTER,..I GOT TO SEE DAVID IN CONCERT DURING 70’S AT HIS HEIGHT OF CAREER, BLOWING ELVIS, BEATLE’S OFF THE CAKE TOP., I LATER SAW HIMIN BLOOD BROTHER’S PLAY IN NEW ENGLAND,.I FINALLY GOT TO MEET HIM ON MY B-DAY, AND HE SIGHEND MY POSTER,IN FRAME SO KINDLEY,NOT KNOWING HE ‘SAVED’ THIS ONE LITTLE GIRL’S LIFE IN SPIRIT THROUGH MUSIC. WHO WENT THROUGH THE ABUSIVE YRS. OF 70’S. THEY WERE GIVELABOTOMY’S TO PPL. LIKE FRANCES FARMER IN EARLIER YRS., NOT AWARE OF WHAT MUSICAL,OR GIFTED PPL. HAD GONE THROUGH,NO WONDER WE ‘SELF MEDICAITED’ WITH BOOZE,POT,PILL’S,…I’M SHOCKED HE MADE IT THROUGH WITH NO PAIN MED’S, AS MANY OTHER’S HAVEB TIL TODAY.,WELL THANKYOU FOR THIS INTERVIEW, NOT COUNTERFIET AT ALL, LIKE ME AND DAVID, SLIDEING THROUGH OUR GENERATION, FILLED WITH WAR,GREAT MUSIC, PARTYING, SURVIVING WITHOUT BEING LABLED UNTIL MUCH YRS. LATER,……THANK’S SO MUCH,..WHY HAS YJE MUSIC STOPPED??, DAVIDCASSIDY IS GONE TOO SOON,LIKE ‘ BUDDY HOLLY ‘, ” ONLY A MOMENT AGO’ A DAVID SONG,,WELL THERE’S JUST SO MUCH TO SAY, GREAT GUITAR PLAYER,SINGER, ACTOR WHO GAVE SO MUCH JOY, FOR SO LONG, AN ENDLESS BEAMOF NEON LIGHT,…THAT LED A BROKEN CHILD, SURVIVE HER OWN LIFE,,,,,,BLESSING’S, XO, SINCERLY, CAROLYNM. DICARLO,……..WHO’S STILL CRYING LIKE DAVE, UNCOMFY IN 2017,,,MISSIN’ YRS. GONE BY….!!

       
  2. Such a beautiful and Frank conversation, and how much as fans we never knew you think that if you are famous you have this fantastic life how wrong to assume this. I wish we as fans knew a little I feel as a fan I didn’t support him later on in his life as I did in the 70s. Such a beautiful soul…

     
    1. Thx so much for sharing this….in tears as been a fan for 47 years…..so sad to hear the turmoil in David’s life….but sooo glad he had someone like Craig Snider in his life….and WOW the clip….brilliant….yep you know its David….but with the blues….def a more mature sound….just pray it happens….just a big thankyou from you all xx ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ

       
  3. I was one of those 12 year old fans of David during The Partridge Family, etc. I went to a concert in Greensboro NC and was so damn mad when all the girls up front were screaming so loud tht I coud not hear his wonderful voice. I was the typical fan in that I was totally in love with him but I think that I was also atypical in that I am now 55 and have followed and appreciated him as he changed and grew. I wish that I had had the time and money to have seen him in Blood Brothers and in Vegas. The BB King song sounds awesome. I love it and agree it is extraordinary.

     
    1. HE WAS TOTALLY EXCELLENT IN ‘BLOOD BROTHER’ IMADE AGREAT EFFORT TO SEE IT ON MY BIRTHDAY, YRS, BACK AND I GOT TO MEET HIM, AND HE SIGHNED MY FRAMED POSTER, I CANNOT DESCRIBE HIS BEAUTIFUK EYE’S AND LASHE’S, AND HOW GENTLE HEWAS IN SPEAKING TO ME THAT NITE., HE WAS SO KIND TO FAN’S, THEY’LL NEVABE ANOTHER LIKE HIM., IT’S SAD TO SEE OUR GENERATION DIEING OUT, THE MUSIC MADE BACK THEM WAS PURE,..!! BLESSING’S OF LUV, AND NEON LIGHT,..SINCERELY, C.M.D.

       
  4. What an Awesome interview with Craig, and omg David’s velvet voice sounds awesome in the blues, man what a waste we didn’t hear more of this from him. True musician RIP. But we want to hear this on a final CD or two or three.

     
  5. Wow! This was amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this. It really puts so much into perspective that many of us teenagers at the time and as years have gone by, never realized. Will cherish David always and forever. โค

     
  6. Had the opportunity to meet Craig a few times at David Cassidy concerts and always found him to be a genuinely kind soul. Fantastic musician as well. Appreciate this interview at a difficult time for all of us.

     
  7. What a Wonderful interview and thankyou so much for this .Hearing David’s voice was so beautiful and the new songs that he was working on sound so great.
    The world has lost a Beautiful man with such a lovely soul that wanted to be remembered for spreading love and bringing light into people’s lives and he done that right to the end.
    David will live on forever in our hearts .x

     
  8. Great show. Really appreciated listening to Craig and if you really want to hear the more bluesy jazzy side of David Cassidy check out junked heart blues. As for his many styles as a gifted musician check out ” for what it’s worth “on Cassidy live and Crazy over you, on self titled cd. And yes, that’s him playing on all. Very underrated musician in my opinion . Sadly he will be missed. Great insight into some parts of his life. Thanks again for the interview. My condolences to Craig and the family.

     
    1. Is that him playing lead guitar on “for what it’s worth “? If so it’s just amazing. And “junked heart blues” which he wrote is simply gorgeous. Frankly the more I learn about this incredibly gifted and beautiful yet misunderstood human being I almost feel ashamed. I think he got more of his post-PF projects played in the U.K. but most of the US market is probably (like me) completely ignorant of his tremendous depth and range as a musician and vocalist. Not to mention his talent as a dramatic actor. I’ve been looking at interviews he did at the time and he was remarkably prescient. He saw what had happened to his image because of the Hollywood machine and knew he needed to make a change and knew it would be difficult but he had faith in himself. Lovely and gracious and articulate. Too good for us all. Tragic shame and loss.

       
  9. Oh, my goodness. Thank you for sharing this with the world. I took David’s death pretty hard, as I’m sure did all of his fans. Because a lot of us grew up watching him & listening to him, we almost feel like we’ve lost a member of the family. My heart & prayers go out to his family & friends. I know he had his demons, but I didn’t realize how much pain he really was in. I take comfort in knowing that he’s free from the pain & is ok now. I thank him for all the beautiful gifts he left us. God bless you, David; we love you.

     
    1. TERRIBLE WHAT SAMANTHA FOX IS DOING TO ADEAD DAVID CASSIDY, AND AT CHRISTMAS TIME..?, !!, FAN;S ARE BEYOND HEAT BROKEN. SOMANY FAN;S GROUP’S ARE BEING CREATED TO VENT, SHARE AND GRIEVE THE LOSS OF HIM, AND THIS JUST COME’S OUT, IR’S SHATTERING, LIKE A KILL-JOY TO PPL.,!! XOXO,

       

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