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R.I.P., Davy Jones

R.I.P., Davy Jones

Lead singer of The Monkees has died at age 66:

A rep for the singer tells us Jones suffered a heart attack at his home this morning … and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old.  Jones was married to Jessica Pacheco — his 3rd wife.
Jones joined The Monkees in 1965 … along with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork … and together they churned out a bunch of hugely popular songs including 3 number 1 hits —  “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer.”

Great documentary about the Monkees here. [link fixed]

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RIP, Davey! Sad news.

Off topic: Today is “Blogger Appreciation Day.” So, appreciate your favorite bloggers. Mini-money-bomb time.

I just appreciated LI, in memory of Davy Jones. (Sorry it wasn’t more … hard to find a card my wife hasn’t maxed out).

LukeHandCool (whose little sister had lunch with Peter Tork … when she was still in high school … and about 20 years younger than that shameless guitarist!!)

Bummer!

Does this mean that Davie Bowie will go back to Davy Jones ?

Oh my, my memory is being flooded with thoughts of yesteryears with this sad news, R.I.P. Davy.

My first girlfriend, Paula, would play his 45s and yell out that she loved Davy to make me jealous 🙂 And let me give a sweet shout out to you Paula. I hope you are doing well wherever you might be today.

    conservativegram in reply to Liberty. | February 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    My memory is too. Every week after dance class, had to rush home so I wouldn’t miss The Monkees. Played their albums over and over again. So sad.

Gosh, this really hits me where it hurts.

I have many memories of being a teenage groupie in that era.

R.I.P. Davie.

listingstarboard | February 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Yearning for the way things were back then. RIP Davy. Did the Monkees ever get into the Hall of Fame or has Jann Wenner won again?

According to statistics, 145,999 other people died on the same day as Davy Jones AND THIS BLOG HASN’T SAID A SINGLE WORD ABOUT ANY OF THEM. I HATE THIS BLOG.

Dagnabit! “new” name.

9thDistrictNeighbor | February 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I was a little kid and not a groupie, but I loved the Monkees. I think it is very interesting to contrast the sex-drugs-rock ‘n roll ethos with what the Monkees represented. The lyrics to their introductory song go against everything that generation was “supposed” to stand for:

“We’re too busy singing to put anybody down.
We’re just trying to be friendly.
Come and watch us sing and play.
We’re the young generation, and we’ve got something to say.”

Sort of like a theme song for the Silent Majority.

They were both well before my time, but I always liked The Monkeys. I can’t stand The Beatles, though, and never understood what all the hubbub was about*.

*Even as solo acts, Harrison’s “Set on You” and his Traveling Wilburrys work are the only songs I like (I think Roy Orbison saved the day on the later). Okay, Ringo did some drum stuff for Tom Petty, but I contend that doesn’t count.

Sad news, especially as he was only 66. May he RIP. I remember seeing Davy Jones on Broadway in Oliver! when I was in 4th grade. He played the Artful Dodger (and played him in the animated version too, I hear). He must have been around 18 or 19 in around 1964, when our class went to the Imperial Theater. I remembered his name when the Monkees came up on the television. I thank my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Strom for taking us to the musical and then to see the movie, The Sound of Music, later on in the school year (1965) at the Rivoli in Manhattan, which had a huge screen.

Their music was before my time but I know they were popular. God bless him and his family.

I had a wicked crush on Davy Jones. Not quite a crush of the Marcia Brady magnitude, mind you, but close. RIP Davy.

Who would believe Davy Jones would be gone before Keith Richards?

Awwwwww, MAN! I’m really old!

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | February 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I did not know Davy passed away until this Blog. I am truly saddened to hear this, as I and millions of others loved Davy and the Monkees.

I give my sincerest condolences to his Family at this most tragic time.

The Monkees were the most popular pop singing pop group of the 60’s, and Davy was the most popular within the group, as attested by all the screaming girls..

My tastes ran more to Jimi and Janis than the Monkees, but their TV show was a hoot for the times.

Trivia tidbit – The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first US tour was as the opening band for…. the Monkees (1967).

You were always a class act, Davy Jones … from one Daydream Believer to another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehJNw-T3gpo

Pretty much every day, my cousin and I would listen to her Monkees collection and make our fantasy plans on how to get to Hollywood and marry a Monkee. We fought over Davy until she pointed out that at about 5’10” I was too tall for him and we would look stupid. I told her I didn’t want to look stupid at 13 even for Davy Jones, so I said I would pick one of the other 3. I went with Mike because he looked the tallest. Today, as a 6′ grandma, I admit publicly that I lied to my cousin. I would have thrown her off a bridge to get to Davy, even if he was small enough to fit in the pocket of my bell bottom hip huggers.
Thanks, Davy.

I still catch The Monkees on reruns every once in awhile. My kids just groan and move on. They just can’t understand why I would sit there and smile for a whole half hour. They turn their noses up at Gilligan and Gidget too. I guess you had to live through it, eh?

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