With the passing of David Cassidy this past week, I’m sure I’m not the only one who went on a YouTube ramble to relive memories of the universal crush object of junior high schoolers in the early 1970s.
David Cassidy was a perfect storm: feathered mullet, skinny shirt, and puka shell necklace. Resistance was futile. My love of white jeans, which continues to this day, probably has as much to do with David Cassidy as Jacqueline Onassis.
One of my favorite videos was this medley with grainy home-movie and TV footage.
I will also admit to enjoying this history of The Partridge Family. It may be more than one wants to know about a TV show about a fake band whose mom drove the bus and sang backup.
Another gem from the awkward not-so-long-ago is the David Cassidy episode of This Is Your Life, linked up top.
David Cassidy’s cuteness was so distracting that I never properly perceived what a good voice he had.
There’s a lot more over on YouTube. Rest in peace, David Cassidy.