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

  1. I never really realized that he was forced to wear a “suit” that no longer fit. For that, I will always feel remorse. We should have all understood better and let him be the artist he was.

     
  2. This made me feel quite sad. What a shame David wasn’t allowed to grow into what seems would have been a truly great artist. Yes the old stuff was great but just imagine the music he could have produced given the chance. That bit of blues was lovely. It breaks my heart that he was in so much pain at the end. R,I, P x 💞

     
  3. thanks a lot for this emotional Report about David Cassidy …
    yes, he was more than a teen idol, much more, and I understand him, that he did not feel well in this world, he was from an other world …
    R.I.P. David … thank you for the Music, your smile and your beautiful Soul … you will never forget

     
  4. Because of Craig I was able to sing & perform with David at B.B. King’s in NYC 2016. Imagine, I like millions of others, had David’s posters on my wall then FF 45 years and we are onstage together – singing!

     
  5. I just ran across this interview with the recording from David’s most recent work and had to sit down and stare awhile. Heartbreaking, but the piece helped to pull so many of the threads together that informed his final years. What I had known, was that David’s family of origin issues alone, would have wrecked anyone.

    It is only after his death, that I recently iscovered his “After PF” work, and the breadth of his musical talent. I was a bit blown away by a truly articulate and insightful interview he gave Russell Harty back in 1975 when he had only walked away from touring the year before. Following the interview, he sang (accompanying himself on
    piano) a song that I don’t believe was ever released – “Then I’ll Be Someone.” A truly beautiful and haunting piece, it stands as just one of the many songs David recorded that all along were indicators of his sensitive and fragile soul. (We had already seen that depth expressed on screen. With one glance, David could convey a complex plethora of thoughts and emotions.)

    He lived a complicated life, but for many of us, that only seemed to make him more accessible. Your interview has offered us exquisite and sympathetic insight – not only behind the beautiful man-child-pop-star of the past, but perhaps more so into the anti-hero in the tragic headlines of recent years.

    Thanks ever so, Tony.
    I think I love him more than ever.

     
  6. DAVID CASSIDY IS THE GREATEST ROCK N ROLL SINGER AND GUITAR PLAYER IN ROCK N ROLL HISTORY. ONLY DAVID CASSIDY ROCKS. DAVID CASSIDY IS ROCK N ROLL. DAVID CASSIDY IS THE VERY MOST LOVING CARING PERSON. DAVID CASSIDY HAS A VERY LOVING HEART. CHERISH DAVID CASSIDY FOREVER. FROM FOREVER LIFETIME DAVID CASSIDY FAN STEVE YOUNG BALTIMORE MARYLAND. PIMLICO. DAVID CASSIDY IS ALSO 2008 BLACK EYED SUSAN TROPHY WINNER WITH SWEET VENDETTA AT PIMLICO HORSE RACING TRACK IN BALTIMORE MARYLAND HOME OF THE PREAKNESS. DAVID CASSIDY HAS A GREAT JOY IN RACING HORSES. AND LOVE HORSES.

     
  7. I have just listened to this emotional and truly beautiful and honest interview. It portrays David as the gifted and talented musician and “thespian” that it was. I was child fan and I did follow his career on and off. Since his death I have just realised what a tortured life that David had. A true professional in the old Hollywood manner. It is a shame that his managers didn’t guide him as other performers have been in more recent times ie Robbie Williams and Ricky Martin who have successfully transformed from tennybopper stars to adult celebrities. Thanks for this look at David’s Life…A true star is gone.⭐️💕

     

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