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David Cassidy Band to perform in fundraiser

David Cassidy Band to perform in fundraiser

Will raise money for Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
David Cassidy Band to perform in fundraiser
David Cassidy leaves Schodack Town Court after a DUI hearing on Sept. 3, 2014.
Photographer: gazette file photo

Longtime members of David Cassidy's band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14) at Putnam Place, 63 Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, in a concert that will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, a charity close to the former teen idol's heart.

Cassidy, who died last November at age 67, was a singer and star of "The Partridge Family" TV show. At the height of his popularity, Cassidy — who spent many summers as a regular at Saratoga Race Course —commanded a rabid fan base that drew comparisons to those of Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

He acknowledged a struggle with alcohol in his later years and found himself in the news for his tumultuous personal life, including drunken-driving charges — locally in Schodack — and a hit-and-run charge. His driver's license was suspended, and he was sentenced to take alcohol-education courses.

The TRF is the largest equine sanctuary in the world devoted to the rescue, retirement, and retraining of retired race horses.

Thoroughbred trainer Gary Contessa, a friend of Cassidy's, will perforrm with the band. Tickets are $50. For more, visit 983try.iheart.com.


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