David Cassidy Speaks to INSIDE EDITION on Davy Jones

Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy speaks to INSIDE EDITION about the death of fellow teen idol, Davy Jones.

David Cassidy spoke with INSIDE EDITION about the pressures of fame at a young age: the exact kind that he and his friend, Davy Jones, experienced.

"It's an albatross to be called a teen heart throb," said Cassidy. "It's light, it's lightweight, it's not deep and it lacks a certain credibility."

Both David's became baby-faced teen idols as a result of phenomenally successful TV shows, The Monkees for Jones and The Partridge Family for Cassidy.

"There is no way to prepare for the kind of fame. I can't explain to you what it was like to live in that bubble, you know, not being able to go out," Cassidy said.

INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney asked, "How did Davy deal with it?"

"I think that for him, he had three other people to deal with it with him," said Cassidy.

Jones and Cassidy played several dates together in recent years. Cassidy dismissed suggestions that Jones may have had money troubles.

"He must have been ok, because he's raising and training horses. Trust me, because I've been doing it for thirty years, and it's very expensive to do that," Cassidy said.

Cassidy told INSIDE EDITION that he'll be performing a couple of Monkees songs at an upcoming concert as a tribute to the late teen idol.

"He was a phenomenal guy and a great talent. I loved the guy," Cassidy said.