Sunday, July 17, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Shaun Cassidy

Artist:Shaun Cassidy
Song:Da Doo Ron Ron
Album:Greatest Hits

Teen idol Shaun Cassidy scored his only number one hit with Da Doo Ron Ron in 1977. After his brief singing career, Cassidy turned to acting and then writing and producing for TV which he still does today. He was born Sept. 27, 1958 in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones. David Cassidy is his half brother. While still in high school, he signed with Curb Records and he recorded his 1976 debut album Shaun Cassidy with veteran producer Michael Lloyd. At the same time, he starred in the TV series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. After some success in Europe, Cassidy topped the charts worldwide with his cover of The Crystals classic Da Doo Ron Ron. His next single That's Rock 'n' Roll reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 200 and Cassidy was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy. His 1978 album Born Late also did well and Hey Deanie was a top ten hit. But then Cassidy faded and he recorded his final album in 1980. You can get all of his hits on this comp. In the 80s, Cassidy turned to acting. He starred in the 1980 TV series Breaking Away and he appeared on stage and TV. He had a year long run on Broadway with the 1995 show Blood Brothers co-starring with his brother David Cassidy. Then he got into writing. His big break came when he created the TV series American Gothic. Since then he has created and produced several shows. Currently Cassidy is executive producer of the NBC series Emerald City which will debut in 2017. The show is a dark take on The Wizard Of Oz. So there is life after being a teen idol. Here's Shaun Cassidy performing Da Doo Ron Ron on the German TV show Disco 1977.

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