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02-29-2012, 10:39 PM
Aw, RIP, Davy. :(
His widow is a flamenco dancer? Present-day?
Loved The Monkees. In the 70s and 80s when it would have syndication run, I'd :swoon: over Micky Dolenz (who now looks like the Mayor of Munchkinland). But, Davy's appeal gave the show the lightness and sweetness it needed to thrive.
I liked Micky the best, myself. I was 12 when the show first aired. Never missed it! I remember that Davey was the only one with real music and acting creds. He was the Artful Dodger in Oliver, on Broadway (I believe). Dolenz was on some TV "Circus Boy" show, but didn't sing on that.
02-29-2012, 10:46 PM
I really liked the Monkees. Davy was so cute. RIP.
02-29-2012, 11:22 PM
Davey Jones guested on "The Brady Bunch". Marcia was president of his fan club.
I saw every episode of The Brady Bunch multiple times as a kid, and this is where I know him from. That was one of my all-time favorite episodes.
02-29-2012, 11:29 PM
02-29-2012, 11:32 PM
R.I.P. Davy. I remember the excitement we all felt when they announced this new TV rock band, “The Monkees.” Good times!
02-29-2012, 11:42 PM
Mickey was always my favorite when I was a kid, but now that I'm an old hag, I like Peter the best!
Remember in the TV show, how the girls would always get twinkly-little-star-things in their eyes when they would look at Davy? :)
03-01-2012, 12:34 AM
I hope Davy was really a believer.
03-01-2012, 01:04 AM
I remember listening/singing to the Monkees all the way from Michigan to Daytona Beach with my friends for spring break in 1983. We lurved them!
He and his band mates brought my brother and I loads of joy when we were children.
My bf and I saw Mickey Dolenz 2 years ago and it was amazing the depth of emotions that rushed back.
03-01-2012, 04:36 AM
Original-era fan here. I've felt compelled to post several places about this this evening. I saw a sweet tribute Richard Marx posted on YT, read the touching words Mike Nesmith wrote today. And I thought of my Monkees LP records, still boxed away in a childhood home that itself is often empty these days.
But good memories of that special tween time of life. (Before they called it "tween"!)
And I was thinking that considering what my later show-biz interests would evolve into, it's not surprising how much I enjoyed their TV show, with its mixture of goofy humor and catchy pop music.
03-01-2012, 04:58 AM
Thank you for the joy that you brought to millions of people
03-01-2012, 07:01 AM
I Adored the Monkees and D. Jones. He was a huge part of my youth. He will be missed. R.I.P.
03-01-2012, 07:18 AM
He was a very talented performer.
Predating the Monkees, he was the "Artful Dodger" in "Oliver", on Broadway:
"I'd Do Anything" (1964)
Consider Yourself from Oliver - Davy Jones @ Epcot 2010
He had real "magic", which he never lost.
I will miss him.
Deepest sympathy to his family and friends,
I had no idea he was in Oliver. So was Steve Marriott from The Small Faces and Humble Pie. My condolences to his family.
03-01-2012, 11:55 AM
I always liked The Monkees' music. RIP, Davy.
I saw a sweet tribute Richard Marx posted on YT, read the touching words Mike Nesmith wrote today.
Would you mind posting the link to this, please?
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