Thank you for the joy that you brought to millions of people
Thank you for the joy that you brought to millions of people
I Adored the Monkees and D. Jones. He was a huge part of my youth. He will be missed. R.I.P.
I always liked The Monkees' music. RIP, Davy.
I'm not the OP; but, I found these:
Richard Marx - I Wanna Be Free - Davy Jones
Very interesting article:
How TV made heartthrob out of Monkees' Davy Jones
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^ Thank you. I did find the second link you posted, but not the rest.
If this is to end in fire
Then we will all burn together
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!
Peter Tork: http://www.facebook.com/PHTork1
Mickey Dolenz: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Micky-Dolenz/19721149169
Mike Nesmith: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfa...ll_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.)
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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.
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
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.
^^ 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
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.
I just love his vocals in Daydream Believer
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.
"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."
Karina, you might be interested in the article I shared in Post # 46.
(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.
[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.
I was shocked at this news!
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.
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.Originally Posted by FigureSpins
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...