News Articles - David's Australian Tour 2002
David's back, so c'mon get happy
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Photos Jessica Lee
PARTRIDGE Family heart-throb David Cassidy admits he has some strange memories of Australia.
Like how it felt huddling in the boot of a car.
It was a popular way for Cassidy to be driven between venues and media conferences as crazed fans mobbed his car.
Then there was the time Cassidy awoke to black smoke in his hotel after an air-conditioning unit caught fire.
But Cassidy, who flew into Melbourne last night, said this was not the reason for his 28-year absence from the country where he broke box office records in the '70s.
"They described it as World War III," Cassidy remembered the time he played at the MCG.
"The fans were just extraordinary and the shows were unbelievable.
Cassidy, who now lives in Las Vegas with his wife and son, shot to fame as a teenager in The Partridge Family in 1970, and became the highest paid solo artist by 21.
But unlike other teenage stars, the 52-year-old survived the fame he acquired so quickly.
One of his main motivations to go on tour 32 years after his musical debut was to prove his success was no fluke.
"In the end the good stuff survives. It's talent that survives," Cassidy said yesterday.
Cassidy is promoting his Then and Now album concert tour, which comes to Vodafone Arena on November 11.
Then and Now, is a re-recording of Cassidy's original hits such as I Think I Love You and C'mon Get Happy.