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David Cassidy On Hanging With John Lennon, The Partridge Family, and a Gun-Toting Phil Spector

"You know, I'm no different from everybody else, I start each day and end each night..."

So spoke David Cassidy during a break in the Partridge Family's second hit single "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted." But he is different. Different from you, who's never appeared working alongside Gary Busey on Celebrity Apprentice. Different than other teen idols of his day who can be neatly divided between pretty boys who couldn't sing, pretty boys who couldn't act or sing, and pretty boys whose voice was in varying stages of fluctuation.

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