Two of the entertainment world’s brightest stars went out in 2017. In August, singer/songwriter and TV star Glen Campbell passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Though his health had been declining for a few years, losing Glen was a tough blow for the country music community. Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban and many more stars all posted their remembrances of Glen on social media.
And of course, we’ll never forget Little Big Town’s stunning tribute performance of Glen’s classic “Wichita Lineman” at this year’s CMA Awards.
Just a few weeks after that tribute to Glen, “The Partridge Family” star David Cassidy passed away on Nov. 21 at age 67. As the star of the hit TV show from the early ’70s, David became a teen heartthrob and scored success on the pop charts with songs like “I Think I Love You.”
Around that same time, Glen was riding high with his own CBS variety show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,” which ran from 1969 to 1972. David was a musical guest on the show a couple of times, and we have this wonderful collaboration between Glen and David from a 1971 episode.
The two stars decided to pay tribute to the iconic pop/rock duo the Everly Brothers with a medley of their songs. David and Glen harmonize their way through “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Bird Dog,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Bye Bye Love.” You can tell by the smiles on their faces the guys were having a blast singing this batch of Everly Brothers songs. The clip gives us a lasting example of Glen and David’s magnetic talent.
David also took part in this group performance with Glen, Little Richard and the now late Jerry Reed, who was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year.
This was actually David’s second appearance on “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.” He also appeared in 1971 along with his “The Partridge Family” co-stars Susan Dey and Shirley Jones.
Both Glen and David continued performing for the next several decades. Glen’s progressive battle with Alzheimer’s disease forced him to stop touring a few years ago, and David revealed his own battle with dementia earlier this year.
He was hospitalized due to liver and kidney failure and passed away before he could receive a liver transplant.
Share this video as we close out 2017 and say goodbye to two music legends.