Ex-Tiger Beat editor: I watched fame take its toll on young David Cassidy

CNN Editors Note:  Ann Moses was the editor of Tiger Beat magazine in the late ’60s and early ’70s. She is the author of “Meow! My Groovy Life with Tiger Beat’s Teen Idols.” The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)For a certain segment of pre-teen and young teen girls In the early 1970s, David Cassidy was bigger than Elvis and the Beatles, combined. He was what we called a “number one fave” at Tiger Beat, the teen magazine where I worked as editor, after David went from being an up-and-coming young actor to the world’s biggest pop star, almost literally overnight.




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Ann & Scintillating Iain Lee Dish Dirt – Interview

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My second visit with the scintillating Iain Lee where we dish the dirt on The Beach Boys, David Cassidy, Roger Daltry of The Who, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Glen Campbell (Official) and Bee Gees and whatever else popped into the ultimate fanboy’s (meaning Iain’s) head! . . .Wait for his bombshell question at the end. . . And you might enjoy his show every night – even people […]

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  From Gloria: Q: Love the book Ann, my one question, I know on some of the reviews on Amazon a few people weren’t happy about your going into your sexual relationships, I think someone even said it was cheesy, were you prepared for the criticisms, would you do anything differently after seeing the comments? […]

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Ann Moses Interviewed on British Radio

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Lucky me,doing an interview with Iain Lee took me straight back to the 60’s when I got to hang out with all the groovy British groups. Oh that swoon worthy accent! You can listen to the interview below.

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