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The Partridge Family

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The Partridge Family was an American television sitcom about a widowed mother and her five children, that lived in a small fictional town in Northern California. In the pilot episode the musical family records a pop song in their garage. Through the marketing efforts of 10-year- old son Danny the song becomes a hit. The family begins touring the country in a colorful 1957 Chevrolet school bus, performing their music in various types of venues. The episodes would often contrast their suburban life with the adventures of a show-biz family “on the road”. The series originally ran from September 25, 1970 until August 31, 1974 on the ABC television network, as part of the Friday night lineup with The Brady Bunch. It had several subsequent runs in syndication.

Created by Bernard Slade, the series was inspired by and loosely based on The Cowsills, a real singing family in the late sixties. In fact, in its early development the Cowsill children were approached to be featured on the show, though that idea was quickly discarded (The Cowsills rejected the offer when producers wanted to replace their real-life mother Barbara in the cast). The show starred Shirley Jones as mother Shirley Partridge and David Cassidy (Jones’ real-life stepson) as her son Keith. The remaining Partridge children were played by Susan Dey as Laurie, Danny Bonaduce as Danny, Jeremy Gelbwaks (replaced after one year by Brian Forster) as Chris, and Suzanne Crough as Tracy Partridge. Dave Madden played Reuben Kincaid, who was their manager and family friend.

The back of the bus, became an icon for the show, due to its Mondrianesque paint design.

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  • kluk_jako_buk

    Haha, it's so much fun discovering artists like this through Spotify. I've only heard one song so far (I Woke In Love This Morning), but I love this band already.

    1 Mar 7:51pm Reply
  • joemcmaster

    danny "little weenie" bonadouchey

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • CountElvis

    1000 plays- fuck yeah!

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • herkyjerky

    This band made soooooo many great songs I would need a fancy calculator to even keep track of them!

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Better Than The Brady Bunch

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ArmoricaKing

    nice)

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • CountElvis

    Lost it, damn it.

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CountElvis

    Top listener status!

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • vaughnvhalen

    Hello world, here's a song that we're singin' Come on, get happy A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringin' We'll make you happy We had a dream we'd go travelin' together And spread a little lovin' if we'll keep movin' on Somethin' always happens whenever we're together We get a happy feelin' when we're singin' a song Travelin' along, there's a song that we're singin' Come on, get happy A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringin' We'll make you happy We'll make you happy We'll make you happy

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • CountElvis

    Partridge forever.

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • petraarkinstall

    AMAZING!!

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • candlaero

    Love them :-)

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • camster6969

    KEITH,KEITH AHHHHH!!!!!

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • rawtofu

    lol danny was super close to saying, "what'chyou talkin' bout keith"

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • mao808

    I think their are awesome.

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • sam_sgtpepper67

    The Partridge Family is awesome ;)

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • rawtofu

    Shirley Partridge was HOT! [2]

    16 Jul 2010 Reply
  • sirlazarus

    What magnificent thing have I just discovered? My!

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • AJ2002

    I want THAT Bus!!!!!

    14 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    Shirley Partridge was HOT!

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
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