David Cassidy was the Justin Bieber of the 70’s. Well, I don’t know. I take that back. I think Leif Garrett was more of the 70’s Bieber. Anyway, David Cassidy shot to fame when he played Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family. Cassidy was too old for me, but I remember seeing his face plastered all over my magazines. (I was in love with the first Chris Partridge, Jeremy Gelbwaks.) I did not pay attention to David Cassidy, though it was hard to ignore him since he was everywhere.
I loved Jason Bateman as a child actor. I loved his sarcasm and wit. He reminded me of a young Danny Bonaduce from The Partridge Family. His timing was perfect and he was a very funny boy. Then he grew up and I wasn’t as big of a fan.
I was totally in love with Tony DeFranco when I was a little girl. He and his family were kind of a one hit wonder from Canada, and Tony was just gorgeous. When he started to get older (17 or 18), he started to become less of a teen star. I noticed his pictures weren’t as big on the cover of Tiger Beat. There were these other people with bad teeth starting to overtake the covers of the teen magazines. By 1975, The Bay City Rollers had invaded the U.S. Whatever. Bring back my Tony.
I was never a big fan of Corey Haim but I definitely knew who he was since he was plastered all over the teen magazines. Why did he always have his mouth open?
Corey Ian Haim (I LOVE the name Ian) was born on December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario. I think his best-known movie was The Lost Boys. He had starred in a few others before that but hit it very big with that movie. He and Corey Feldman became known as The Two Corey’s and were a pretty big deal in the 80’s.
Andy & David Williams
Andy & David Williams started showing up in my teen magazines pretty much when I started buying them. They are one of my earliest memories of Tiger Beat. I thought they were cute, but I never had their pinup on my wall. I was WAY into Tony DeFranco at that time. I didn’t dislike Andy and David. I never drew on them or marked an X across their face or anything like that. They just didn’t do much for me.
Jack Ryder is most known for his role as Jamie in the hit show The EastEnders. He has been active in theater, as well as writing and directing. Before he married, and divorced, singer and actress Kym Marsh he spent some time dating Hannah Spearitt, one of the spunky singers in S Club 7 and one of the stars in S Club 7’s television show.
Jack’s father is Jack Hues from the 80’s hit group Wang Chung.
DOB: September 21, 1981 – Place: Woolwich, South London, England.
Favorite Team: Manchester United
How many of you watched Alfonso Ribeiro recently win Dancing with the Stars? I stopped watching that show a few seasons ago but tuned in this time to see Alfonso. I loved the second place winner, but truly felt Alfonso deserved to win. He was the better dancer. He looked like a pro to me and he was older and hurt. He didn’t act like a baby and whine like some of the other contestants I’ve seen in years past. He was a trooper and I’m so glad he won.
My very first concert I attended was Andy Gibb at the Concord Pavilion (near San Francisco). I think it was 1978 and I went with my older sister and her friend. We couldn’t get seats close to the stage so we sat on the lawn of this outdoor theater. I think there was a comedian who opened the show and then Andy came out. It was so exciting! He was wearing really tight yellow pants. My sister’s friend took pictures which I still have today. When he waved at the audience, it felt like he was waving just at me. It was a special night. I never had Andy Gibb pinups hanging on the wall when I was a kid (I loved Leif Garrett and the Bay City Rollers) but I did like his music.
Ralph Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Long Island. Ralph did some commercials early on and a movie. It was his role of Jeremy Welsh in the sitcom Eight is Enough that started getting him the pinups in the teen magazines and the looks from the junior high girls.
Clay Aiken is a nerd. I like nerds. I think they’re sexy, especially if they’re smart. Clay stood out when he auditioned for the second season of American Idol because of his nerdiness. I remember Randy Jackson being surprised at the big voice that came out of the tiny little nerd boy. I don’t remember what Simon said, but I’m sure it wasn’t nice. (I love Simon BTW. I just think he could word things a bit differently.) I don’t think many people remember this, but Clay was cut from the American Idol competition. He made it to the round of 32 and was then cut. Bummer. He was chosen to return for the Wild Card round and won that which put him in the top 12. He had actually filled out an application to be on The Amazing Race when a friend urged him to audition for American Idol. Interesting. I think he chose correctly.