In pictures: David Cassidy's time in Scotland

SEVENTIES teen heartthrob David Cassidy has died at the age of 67. We take a look back at the late star's time in Scotland.

David Cassidy played Scotland nine times.
David Cassidy played Scotland nine times.

Cassidy played Scotland a total of nine times, the most recent being in 2008 at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow.

The star, who shot to fame in the sitcom The Partridge Family, first performed here in 1974 at Shawfield Stadium, the former home of Clyde FC.

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Back then he was so androgynously pretty that he was regarded as the most beautiful man in the world, “bigger than Elvis, bigger than the Beatles”.

And his effect on his teenage fans was clear to see.

He later said he was blown away by the welcome he received during the visit:

“From the airport to Glasgow, all the streets were lined with people just to see me and I’ll never forget it. I’ve never seen anything like it. All the way into town there were thousands of kids and their parents. It was so moving. It was incredibly supportive. Never had I seen people waiting to see my car going by.”

David Cassidy played Scotland a number of times during the 2000s. Picture: PA/PA Wire

Two days later, an incident occurred that would put an abrupt end to David Cassidy’s touring.

During the White City Stadium gig in London, almost 800 spectators were injured in a crush towards the front of the stage, and 30, including 14-year-old Bernadette Whelan, were taken to hospital. Ms Whelan sadly died of a heart attack.

David returned to the stage to a limited extent during the 1980s, and also appeared for a gig in Scotland, this time at the Edinburgh Playhouse in 1985. The Playhouse concert would be the star’s last visit to Scotland for 16 years.

Cassidy was back in Glasgow in 2001, playing the Clyde Auditorium. He would play another six shows in Scotland over the following seven years, the last, also at Clyde Auditorium in November 2008.

David Cassidy played Scotland for the first time in 1974. Picture: PA Wire

• David Cassidy in Scotland

24 May 1974: Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow

10 October 1985: The Playhouse, Edinburgh

11 November 2001: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

Teenage girls at David Cassidy's Shawfield Stadium concert in May 1974. Picture: TSPL

27 April 2002: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

28 April 2002: The Playhouse, Edinburgh

24 April 2004: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

2 July 2005: SECC, Glasgow

10 April 2007: SECC, Glasgow

11 November 2008: Clyde Auditorium

David Cassidy played Scotland a number of times during the 2000s. Picture: PA/PA Wire
David Cassidy played Scotland for the first time in 1974. Picture: PA Wire
Teenage girls at David Cassidy's Shawfield Stadium concert in May 1974. Picture: TSPL