There have been many sad deaths this week. Particularly poignant for our generation was the passing of Rodney Bewes, TV star of the Likely Lads and the later Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.
Part of that golden age of Sixties iconic TV in Britain his dulcet tones amused millions of viewers every week. Only this week I found out that Rodney was a Yorkshire lad from Bingley. RIP.
Probably more poignant for me and my Missus though was the sad death of David Cassidy. At last he is without the pain he suffered.
Its hard to appreciate now just how much of an impact he had on millions of teeny boppers in the early Seventies the world over. He really was a global superstar and along with fellow teen idol Donny Osmond they ruled the heartstrings of countless screaming fans everywhere and defined a generation.
Like my Missus on the Continent, aged just 11 I was also drawn into David's charming persona and I loved his buttered American voice on hits like Daydreamer, How Can I be Sure and I write the Songs. Somewhere I still have a copy of his LP Rock Me Baby with him sat on a rocking chair in his blue denims.
His role on the wonderful US TV show The Partridge Family was pivotal in his exposure to so many new fans globally and I really did love that show. I thought the Mum was gorgeous!
As yet another star of our generation's firmament fades I wish David's remaining family well as they come to terms with their loss. It couldn't be forever but it should have been longer. RIP David Cassidy 1950-2017.