Boy About Town Number 50: Could It Be Forever
Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann.
When I finally got to hear it in full, at home, ‘Could It Be Forever’ was sugary sweet almost to the point of sickliness, nothing like the alien sounds of David Bowie’s ‘Starman.’ But once I convinced myself that I liked it anyway, then David Cassidy’s feminine face revealed itself as deeply handsome, a fragile symbol of male tenderness. I tried to assure myself that his shoulder length hair mirrored my own bowl-like cut, even though his was dark and mine was blonde. If David Cassidy could look so girly and yet be so popular, then one day, I figured, so could I.