How Can I Be Sure David Cassidy
Song Title: How Can I Be Sure
Artist: David Cassidy
Date of release: May 1972
Description: ” How Can I Be Sure ” is by David Cassidy ( David Bruce Cassidy ), the American actor and singer. David was born in new york on the 12th of April 1950. He signed with Universal Studios in 1969, and after appearing in several TV shows including Ironside and Bonanza, he got his big break when he joined The Partridge Family in 1970 as Keith Partridge.
The TV series was inspired by the life of the Cowsills, who are an American singing group from Rhode Island that enjoyed popularity in the 60s and 70s. The original line-up was Bill on guitar, Bob on guitar and organ, Barry on bass and John on drums.
Bill died following his battle with ill health including hip replacement surgery, back surgery, emphysema and osteoporosis. Barry died when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. The remaining members still perform today.
The Partridge Family enjoyed enormous success not just as a TV show but also through the music. In 1971 David embarked on a solo career, his popularity grew in the United Kingdom from 1972, where teen idols were on the rise. David became the first TV personality to be merchandised Worldwide.
His image appeared on all sorts of merchandise from posters, lunch boxes, comic books, toys to cereal boxes. At the height of David’s, his concerts produced mass hysteria, known in the media as Cassidymania.
To date, David’s records have sold more than 30 Million copies Worldwide, he has 18 Gold and Platinum certified records, which include four consecutive multi-Platinum LPs.
On the 20th of February 2017, David announced that he had dementia, a set of symptoms that may involve loss of memory and a difficulty with performing tasks associated with thinking, like problem-solving or the use of language.
David’s mother suffered from the condition during the latter part of her life. In the early part of 2017, David retreated from public life and cancelled all performances. On the 18th of November 2017, it was announced to the press that David had been taken into hospital after suffering from liver and kidney failure, at this point he’d become critically ill and placed in a medically-induced coma.
Although two days later he was out of the coma, he remained in critical but stable condition. On the 21st of November 2017, it was announced that David Cassidy had died of liver failure at the age of 67.
” How Can I Be Sure ” was written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. Felix is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. He was born on the 29th of November 1942 in Pelham, a suburban town in Westchester County, New York.
A classically trained pianist, Felix became a founding member the Young Rascals in 1965 along with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish. The band enjoyed nine Top twenty Billboard Hot 100 Chart hits including the 1966 Number One ” Good Lovin’ “.
After they split in 1972, Felix continued with a solo career and today lives in Nashville where he continues to write and produce new material. Along with his chart success, he has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame.
Eddie Brigati, also a founding member of the Young Rascals, is an American singer and songwriter. Eddie was born on the 22nd of October 1945 in Garfield, a city in Bergen County, New Jersey. Along with fellow Young Rascals member, Felix Cavaliere, he wrote the songs that made the group one of the more successful of the 60s era. As with Felix Cavaliere, Eddie’s contribution to music has been recognised with inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame.
Production for the single was by Wes Farrell, the who was an American musician, songwriter and record producer, mostly active during the 60s and 70s. To date, songs written, produced or published by Wes is close to 500. He died of cancer in Coconut Grove, Florida at the age of 56.
David Cassidy’s cover of ” How Can I Be Sure ” was released in May 1972 by record label Bell ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and was taken from David’s second solo Album, Rock Me Baby.
The Album, released in 1972, featured ” Two Time Loser ” written by David ( the only song on the Album written by him ) and ” Song for a Rainy Day “, which he co-wrote with Kim Carnes, the two-time Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. Rock Me Baby reached a peak of number two on the UK Albums Chart in 1973, spending twenty weeks on the chart.
Originally the song was written after the Rascals experience with transcendental meditation, a type of silent mantra meditation which was developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Rascals reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1967 and number two on the Cash Box Top 100 Chart.
David Cassidy’s cover version was a commercial success. In the United States, the song reached number twenty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, spending nine weeks on the chart there. It also reached number three on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart and number fifteen on the Cash Box Top 100 Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 16th of September 1972 and topped the chart for two weeks. It spent six weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eleven weeks on the chart there.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 25
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia 16, Ireland 1, Germany 33, Netherlands 13
Official Website: Davidcassidy.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/DavidCassidy
Twitter: Twitter.com/cassidyunited ( Not official )
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/DavidCassidy