Monday, 7 April 2008

Fun Monday #16

This week's Fun Monday host is Jo Beaufoix. Jo's assignment is this:

I want to know about your first ‘celebrity’ crush. You know, the one you fancied from that band, or that film, or who read the news, or who won Gold at the Olympics.

Did you have their pictures on your wall or in your locker?

Did you dress like them, style or colour your hair like them, follow them, meet them, marry them? (It could happen.)

Photos of THEM would be good, photos of YOU at the time you liked them would be even better.

Also, if you have time, I’d like to know whether they had any influence over your life, the person you became, or if they were just an embarrassing blip you would kind of rather forget about.

Oh this is so easy.......there is only one.

David Cassidy.


What can I say? At 5 years old I was such a child of my time! I would guess that he would have been the first crush of not only me but millions of other adolescent girls too.

I had posters all over my bedroom and his records never left my record player. I had a David Cassidy jigsaw as well. I'll always remember that jigsaw, it's one of those memories that has stuck with me right through to adulthood.

I seem to recall that Donny Osmond came a close second but nothing could beat that twinkle in David Cassidy's eye. I think I might just swoon even today if I ever crossed paths with him.

As a slight addendum to this....despite the schoolgirl crush, I could never understand what all the screaming and fainting was about. Anyone remember when the Osmonds arrived in the UK and there was mass hysteria and girls were falling down all over the place? I just never got that. But one of my teenage heart-throbs was Bryan Ferry.


A couple of years ago I managed to get some tickets to a small concert he was recording for the BBC. It wa a very intimate theatre and we were only a few rows back from the stage. Well, he walked out onto the stage dressed in a black tuxedo and, girls, I had to shove my fist in my mouth to stop myself from screaming. I finally got it.

Head on over to Jo's to see who else is participating.

*SNOW UPDATE - Having woken up to 3 inches of snow yesterday morning and it still falling fast, by 3pm the sun came out and within an hour it had just about all gone. So fickle.

28 comments:

  1. I think you all are having the weather that we had a few weeks ago.

    A David Cassidy jigsaw? That's one way to cement a crush!

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  2. Yowser! That picture of Bryan Ferry? Hot! And David was MY boyfriend so I don't know what you were thinking!! :)

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  3. David Cassidy seemed to be a favorite of many. I liked him, but I was never one to have big cruches.
    He was cute!

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  4. I also saw Bryan Ferry a few years ago here in Brussels, but nobody fainted, lol !

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  5. David Cassidy was quite a charmer. I saw Elvis Presley in 1957. Being only in the sixth grade, I did not grasp the screaming either. But, the noise was so loud that you could not really hear Elvis sing. Maybe in modern day concerts, the amplification of sound overpowers the screaming.

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  6. David Cassidy was very good looking! I saw Donny Osmond on TV not long ago and he still looks pretty good.

    Bryan Ferry is also great~ all this looking at toy boys is fun!!

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  7. I can remember my mom saying.."Oh, they aren't special. They put their slacks on one leg at a time, just like everyone else."

    ha ha.
    I guess she just overlooked what was in the slacks.

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  8. He looks cute, so I understand why you had a crush on him! ;)

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  9. David Cassidy is an excellent choice!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  10. Right there with you!!!! And he's still pretty hot today - in a mature sort of way.

    Actually, both he and Donny are still in the business and being successful in one way or another! So our picks weren't too lame after all!

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  11. I never got the fainting thng wither. I just found it all such a buzz. My friends twin sisters used to scream and cry. Weird.

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  12. Oh no no no! Byran Ferry looks much better!

    Rosie

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  13. I did like David also, but Shaun was my favorite!!

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  14. I saw David Cassidy last year at the ripe old age of 43! When I was about 10 ish I was an Osmonds fan, big time. I went to see them at Heathrow....absolutely terrifying with all those screaming hysterical girls. I will never forget it though :o) Donny was my favourite then.

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  15. David Cassidy is a poplular choice this week. Easy to see why.
    Our Happy Happenings

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  16. I used to watch The Partridge Family and drool over David Cassidy ! He still looks pretty good today too!

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  17. Now I wonder what David looks like now...did he get fat?

    And Bryan Ferry? I actually have one of his CDs!

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  18. I liked Shaun, but David is my favorite.

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  19. I wonder that David C. could keep up with all the fans and their demand for his memoriabilia. Have seen his cute face, followed by Donny O--I'm beginning to get the age of many in the blogging community.

    Bryan Ferry is certainly going to get a listen from me. . .

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  20. Great choices. Very, very cute...both of them.

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  21. David C. seam to be a running theme today for many but Bryan Ferry is new. Can't say I had ever heard of Bryan Ferry.

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  22. I think Bryan Ferry just became my new celebrity crush. Whew!

    David Cassidy seemed to be on many of the posts today.

    Weather: Today it was snowing, raining, and the sun was shining...all at the same time.

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  23. OH yeah... David Cassidy will definitely do! Your other is still full of hotness too!

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  24. This is so interesting seeing who we all liked long ago. :)

    Snow, :(

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  25. i have a friend ( a grown woman) who STILL chases after david cassidy -- goes to every single concert he gives within a certain mile radius.

    sad, really ;-)

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  26. "shove my fist in my mouth to stop myself from screaming", too funny. Love your post.

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  27. yes I'd go with those two as well!

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