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David Cassidy, by the numbers

Let's not forget just how massively successful the teen sensation was in the 1970s.

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Some forget just how huge David Cassidy was in the 1970s. The teen heartthrob was on one of the most popular shows in the country, adorned hundreds of magazine covers, and sold out concerts around the country.

If you were born in the '50s or '60, chances are you had a huge crush on Cassidy at one point in time. Maybe your parents let you go to one of his concerts!

To celebrate the teen idol's birthday, let's look back at just how massive a celebrity he was, through some fascinating numbers and stats.


20

That's how old Cassidy was when he landed the role of Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family.

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96

That's the number of episodes Cassidy appeared in The Partridge Family from 1970–74. The actor starred in every episode produced, along with most of the cast. The only cast member who didn't appear in each episode was Brian Forster, who took over the role of Chris Partridge in season two.

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112,000

That's the number of people who went to see Cassidy in concert on March 5, 1972, at the Houston Astrodome. The teen idol played two sell-out shows that day, each one attracting 56,000 people.

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750

That's about how many people suffered injuries during a stampede at one of Cassidy's concerts. At the penultimate show on a world tour, approximately 750-800 were injured in London's White City Stadium when the crowd tried to push towards the stage. Unfortunately, one 14-year-old girl died as a result, becoming the first person in the United Kingdom to die at a pop concert. 

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6

That's the number of sell-out shows Cassidy performed over one weekend at Wembley Stadium (formerly Empire Pool) in London in 1973.

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5

Despite the immense popularity, Cassidy only charted five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The singer charted four songs in the Top 40 in the early 1970s, and one in 1990.

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10

That's the number of episodes produced for the 1978 police drama series David Cassidy: Man Undercover. The show was originally created for Cassidy after his guest appearance on Police Story.

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