David Cassidy Gives Final Concert in Wake of Dementia Diagnosis

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David Cassidy Retires from Singing

David Cassidy, 66, former star of the Partridge Family, and teen heart-throb, gave his last touring concert at Manhattan’s BB. King Blues & Grill. During his farewell performance he performed all of the hits he made during his more than forty-year career. The singer is suffering from a dementia diagnosis as well as laryngitis and arthritis. He said, with his arthritis, it is becoming more difficult to play his guitar.

David Cassidy Offers His Legacy

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When asked what he wants his legacy to be he said, “I guess the fact that everything I’ve done in my life was to bring light and love into all of the world that I was able to touch because you gave it back to me a hundred thousand times. So this, as long as I have breath in my body – ignoring laryngitis I’m going to sing this song for the rest of my life. And it is something that I treasure. I know many of you do as well, it’s had such an impact on my life. I don’t know how to describe it.” Cassidy was referring to his 1970 debut single, “I Think I Love You.” Cassidy said he chose to end his career in New York, “…where I began, and where I was born.”

The Partridge Family was an American musical-sitcom loosely based on the real-life musical family The Cowsills – a popular band in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Cassidy played the eldest of five child just starting their musical career. In the musical family Cassidy played the role of Keith Partridge. He was the lead vocalist, played rhythm and electric guitar and the banjo.

 

 

 

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