The Partridge Family: Behnid the Music #104

Season 1 Ep 1041/2/2000

In the 1970's the Partridge's were America's favorite singing family, but their sound and image were manufactured solely for the public. The actors featured on the sitcom weren't the musicians creating The Partridge Family records. The wholesome cast, struggled with serious real-life problems. Although Screen Gems and its affiliate, Bell Records, never concealed the fact that the Partridge Family was a manufactured group, many people still believed the actors made their own music. Truth is, the Partridge Family records were created by some of the industry's top studio musicians and background vocalists. Interviews include: Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, Dave Madden, Brian Forster, Suzanne Crough; Studio Musicians: Mike Melvoin and Hal Blaine; Studio Singers: John and Tom Bahler; TV Show Executives: Bob Claver, Paul Junger Witt, Rene Valente and Dale McRaven; Brothers of the musical family on which The Partridge Family was based on Bob and Paul Cowsill; Radio personality and 70's expert, Barry Scott.