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    It couldn't be forever

    David Cassidy has died.

    I liked him more than Donny Osmond, back when they were vying for the screams of "teenyboppers". His family (fictional) was more fun than Donny's (real). And I was too young then to really resent the stars who got the girls, that only kicked in a couple of years later when bloody Travolta corrupted sweet Olivia.

    But Cassidy doesn't seem to have had an enviable life at all. Who would want suffocating stardom for a brief flicker, and then decades of trying to cope? Poor sod.

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    My sister had his posters all over her wall. He was a good-looking chap, and he had talent which wasn't really taken seriously because he was a teen idol.

    I think I saw him on stage in London in a musical called Time, which I didn't like very much.

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    He was on Mrs. S' girlhood bedroom walls too, and certainly always seemed a nice chap who had a crap life. A friend sent Mrs. S some triple CDs issued under the brand of the old Jackie magazine they all read. There are a few of his songs on there, and he could really sing. RIP

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    "He's awfully effeminate." (My mother, on watching Cassidy's promo for Daydreamer on TOTP in 1973.)

    He had his moments - I've always thought his rendition of How Can I Be Sure? was more than decent (it's a good song anyway) and quite like the dramatic build of Could it Be Forever. As others have said, he had talent. However, he had fame and a great deal of unwanted attention from a ridiculously-young age, and never seems to have been able to overcome this fully throughout his life.

    RIP.

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    He was well gorgeous. I still love I Think I Love You, loved the pop hits and liked his "raunchy" phase (Rock Me), which didn't do that well.

    A lovely, warm voice and a nice presence.

    RIP

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    We started binging The Partridge Family box set with the kids last year and then got sidetracked. I'm not looking forward to "Since we last met, he's died and she's died."

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    I couldn't remember which one of my ex-girlfriends kissed a poster of David Cassidy every morning and set a bowl of cornflakes out for it. Then I remembered that one of my exes was the cousin of the girl that got crushed to death at one of his gigs.

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