Thursday, March 1, 2012

Davy Jones RIP

When I was a kid I LOVED the Monkees. Of course I did. I was a girl and I was born in the 60's. All of the girls had a crush on Davy Jones because he just had a presence, a kindness that was evident in his broad smile--even to a five, six, seven year old. 

I was saddened to learn that Davy Jones had died of a heart attack at the age of 66. It's funny but back then I didn't care one bit about the Beatles; it was all about the Monkees. Right now I'm seeing myself at the age of 5 dancing and singing to Daydream Believer with my sister. Fond memories. RIP Davy Jones, my first star crush!


  1. a vastly underrated group to say the least.

  2. Agreed. They are American icons that fed the American youth's desire for a super group. They were the first makers of 'music videos' and Davy Jones was obviously the influence for the only dance move the Axl Rose of Guns and Roses knows...

    1. LOL you got that right. I am a bit older than you but while I loved the Beatles, and can still remember most of their top 40 songs (even though I can't come up with one Geometry theorem beyond Pythagorean theorem!)
      Totally dug The Monkees, especially Davy and Peter. Am old enuff to remember seeing Davy as the Artful Dodger during a performance of the cast of Oliver on that great American cultural mashup Ed Sullivan... Oh Oh I have dated myself, huh?

    2. Ebony, I swear that I thought I was the oldest person on here and nothing wrong with that. We are both probably young at heart!

  3. I adored the Monkees as a child. I used to rush home from school so I could watch the show. Loved Davy and Peter! I was shocked when I heard. Rest In Peace, Davy.


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