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skatesindreams
03-01-2012, 03:15 PM
I'm not the OP; but, I found these:
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2012/02/mike_nesmiths_farewell_to_davy.php

Richard Marx - I Wanna Be Free - Davy Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ5Mx0AH0OI

Very interesting article:

How TV made heartthrob out of Monkees' Davy Jones
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/How-TV-made-heartthrob-out-of-Monkees-Davy-Jones-3370882.php#ixzz1nsWmdB8D

Nan
03-01-2012, 03:26 PM
^ Thank you. I did find the second link you posted, but not the rest.

FigureSpins
03-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Davy was always my favorite as a kid. DH and I went to the Monkees Convention in Philly back in the 80's. Davy Jones was really kind and personable.
What amazed DH and me was that the teenyboppers at the concert knew all the words to the songs! MTV was showing The Monkees at the time, so they had a second run of young fans. He went out of his way to give my then-4 yo DD an autograph after a lunchtime concert at the WTC one year - my DD loved him from that point on!



Farewells from:

Peter Tork: http://www.facebook.com/PHTork1

Mickey Dolenz: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Micky-Dolenz/19721149169


Mike Nesmith: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2012/02/mike_nesmiths_farewell_to_davy.php (Excerpt; you have to subscribe to his Facebook account to read the whole thing.)

Just to be snarky: Mickey Dolenz was interviewed last night and honestly, I wanted to tell him to stfu. Everything he said about Davy was kind and true, but he kept inserting himself into every answer: "I was a child star/had my own TV show/on Broadway/lived in England/bla bla bla." I get that he has to promote himself constantly to get work, but when the subject of the interview is to memorialize your friend who has just died, check your ego at the door. (I also dislike his oversized, tilted cowboy hat and tinted sunglasses look.)

Rob
03-01-2012, 05:06 PM
Did anyone see Modern Family last night? It was a Feb 29 leap year episode and there was a gag line about the Monkees. Probably filmed months ago. And Davy Jones happened to die yesterday on Feb 29.

Cachoo
03-01-2012, 05:07 PM
My Dad would always stop by the record department at Sears (Sears! who knew?) and bring records and a bag of chocolate stars (Sears again) from the candy department for my sister and me. We were so excited when he brought that album home though he insisted we would learn to appreciate the Beatles when we were older. (True.) Good times--rip Davy.

cruisin
03-01-2012, 05:07 PM
^^ LOL I was 10 years old when The Beatles hit the US. 12 when The Monkees were in TV. I think I always liked the Beatles music better, but the crushing went back and forth :D

Figurespins - I saw Micky Dolenz interviewed on GMA this morning. He did mention his TV show, but it was in reference to comparing he and Davy's lives as child stars. He talked about why they bonded, from day one, in the auditions for The Monkees TV show. Said they came from similar backgrounds and experience. I didn't take it as self promotion, but I saw a different interview.

Moka-Ananas
03-01-2012, 05:49 PM
I just love his vocals in Daydream Believer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg)
It must be one of the cutest songs ever.

I was lucky enough to get a very rare The Monkees patch from "RockbyMail" for my "uniform" today shortly before they were sold out.

Karina1974
03-01-2012, 05:59 PM
I just love his vocals in Daydream Believer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg)
It must be one of the cutest songs ever.



Interesting bit of trivia about that song. I am a fan of the man who wrote it, John Stewart (HE never got mentioned in the obits, how the Monkees performed songs by this and that songwriter, and he was a member of one of the biggest groups of the late 1950's/early 1960's), and on one of his live albums, he performs that song, and then explains how, when he first wrote it, the line "now you know how happy I can be" was "now you know how funky I can be" in reference to the morning after the wedding night of the Daydream Believer and the Homecoming Queen. He said the record producer wouldn't let Davy sing the word "funky".

skatesindreams
03-01-2012, 06:04 PM
Karina, you might be interested in the article I shared in Post # 46.

FigureSpins
03-01-2012, 07:05 PM
^^ LOL I was 10 years old when The Beatles hit the US. 12 when The Monkees were in TV. I think I always liked the Beatles music better, but the crushing went back and forth :D

Figurespins - I saw Micky Dolenz interviewed on GMA this morning. He did mention his TV show, but it was in reference to comparing he and Davy's lives as child stars. He talked about why they bonded, from day one, in the auditions for The Monkees TV show. Said they came from similar backgrounds and experience. I didn't take it as self promotion, but I saw a different interview.
This was last night on Piers Morgan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9vMoL9L4dE
(Oddest part: around the 3m mark, he has to burp but he tries to keep it in check.)

He's a little disjointed and lecturing off on tangents. Maybe he was overwhelmed, but I've seen/heard many interviews with him where he was absolutely grandstanding and one-upping at every chance.

When Dolenz had the morning drive time slot on WCBS-FM radio, he mentioned his many achievements so often that his mentions of "Been on Broadway" alone could have been a drinking game. (If it wasn't 8am!) Once he got comfortable with the audience and crew, the bragging dropped off. He was a great DJ and was always so kind to the callers, managing the chatterboxes really well. I loved listening to him, but it was a little painful in the beginning.

He, and all the DJs, got fired when the station flipped to Jack FM. That's how Cousin Brucie ended up on SiriusXM. Cousin Brucie's show last night was a nice memorial to Davy Jones, but the call-ins are my least-fav part of his show. Last night was no exception.

FigureSpins
03-01-2012, 07:11 PM
[QUOTE=Karina1974;3499243]Interesting bit of trivia about that song. I am a fan of the man who wrote it, John Stewart (HE never got mentioned in the obits, how the Monkees performed songs by this and that songwriter...QUOTE]
I read/heard a number of tributes that mentioned how many different songwriters and studio musicians were involved in the Monkees. Stewart was mentioned, along with Neil Diamond, Carole King, Boyce & Hart and others.

Peaches LaTour
03-01-2012, 07:19 PM
I was shocked at this news! :(

Jot the Dot Dot
03-01-2012, 09:07 PM
This was completely out-of-the-blue! Davey had this image that was squeeky-clean and yet, in some ways hip (As Peter Tork pointed out, here were 4 young adults living together, in a TV show with no supervising authority figure). There was no instance I can recall where he was in the tabloids for substance abuse, or anything else. RIP Davey.

Karina1974
03-01-2012, 09:08 PM
I read/heard a number of tributes that mentioned how many different songwriters and studio musicians were involved in the Monkees. Stewart was mentioned, along with Neil Diamond, Carole King, Boyce & Hart and others.

The ones that mentioned John Stewart were obviously written/given by Kingston Trio fans. ;) I think that song got more exposure than any other Monkees song. Around the time of Stewart's death in 2008 it was being used in an Ebay commercial.

Karina1974
03-01-2012, 09:23 PM
This was completely out-of-the-blue! Davey had this image that was squeeky-clean and yet, in some ways hip (As Peter Tork pointed out, here were 4 young adults living together, in a TV show with no supervising authority figure). There was no instance I can recall where he was in the tabloids for substance abuse, or anything else. RIP Davey.

Weelll... there are a couple of things in their movie Head that made my eyebrows raise due to their suggestive nature. Like the scene for their song "Can You Dig It" that takes place in a harem, with the women dressed like belly-dancers and, thus, doing some very suggestive dancing. Or when they get caught in an over-sized vacuum and find a huge blunt. Or the person listed in the credits for "Frotus" which, unless you've seen the E! True Hollywood Story about the group, you wouldn't know that was their nick-name for pot. Or the scene where it looks like a very attractive girl is leaving their house after spending the night having a 5-some with them.

Remember, this was the same era that saw CBS raising cane over the stuff that the Smothers Brothers were trying to put on the air, like David Steinberg's "sermon" bits.

Also, I remember some years back, Davy was interviewed for a People magazine issue that focused on pop culture idols, both "then and now" (the "now" being the early to mid-1990's). He said a lot of their female fans at the time made it clear that they were ready, able and willing, if you get my meaning... ;)