A powerful new David Cassidy tribute single has just been released by power pop musician and rock historian, Ken Sharp. "I Wanna Be David Cassidy" has already started getting airplay around North America and was written in the days following the late-teen idol's death on November 21st in a Fort Lauderdale hospital of liver and kidney failure. All proceeds from the digital and vinyl single will be channeled to Cassidy's charity of choice, the Alzheimer’s Association. Earlier this year, during his appearance on the syndicated Dr. Phil program, David Cassidy spoke frankly about his dementia diagnosis.
Sharp and Cassidy's friendship blossomed over the years with Sharp working with The Partridge Family star on his 2007 autobiography, Could It Be Forever?: My Story, and co-penning liner notes for such Partridge Family reissues as The Partridge Family Album, Up To Date, Sound Magazine, Shopping Bag -- and the 2005 compilation, Come On Get Happy: The Very Best Of The Partridge Family. More recently, Sharp opened for David Cassidy on February 13th, 2017 in Agoura Hills, California at The Canyon Club -- which marked Cassidy's final West Coast performance and penultimate gig.