Just a quick post to pay my respects to Davy Jones.
I was brought up with The Monkees TV show and probably know all their songs as well as I know the songs of Dream Theater and Coheed & Cambria.
Davy was an actor and a jockey before being propelled into stardom with The Monkees.
For me the memory of that buttoned up shirt and tambourine will last forever along with the many, many songs.
So it is with sadness that I have learned of his death today and my concolences go to Davy’s friends and family.
I leave you with a song that Davy allegedly wasn’t sure of when it was first put to the band. However the song quickly hit No. 1 with Davy on lead vocals and became one of the most enduring Monkee’s songs.
RIP Davy Jones Daydream Believer.
- R.I.P. Davy Jones of The Monkees (kexp.org)
- R.I.P. Davy Jones (skakk4.com)
- The Monkees singer Davy Jones dies at 66 (ctv.ca)
- Davy Jones Pictures – Davy Jones Died (everyjoe.com)
- Davy Jones Remembered: The Monkees Singer’s Greatest Songs (spinner.com)
- Davy Jones: Monkees Star Dead At 66 (annem040359.wordpress.com)