The 101 number one song of the day was a true case of life imitating art. And it was recorded by a mother and stepson who barely knew each other until they started working together.
It reached number one two months to the day after the TV show debuted for which it was created. In the show, Mom is asked to help her kids out after they form a garage band. The song goes to number one and the rest is Hollywood history and true life history as well. The mom had married the lead singer’s dad. The son, however, had lived with his natural mother until he was cast for the role in the TV show. The producers were hesitant to tell the woman who was cast at the series mom because they had no idea of what kind of relationship they had. In truth, they had virtually no relationship until their TV family was created and they became close as adults. The song reached number one this week in 1970 for Shirley Jones, David Cassidy and the rest of the “Partridge Family” (I Think I Love You)