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29 February 2012

There goes any chance of a reunion: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones has died.
This makes me extremely sad.
posted by JanetLand 29 February | 14:10
I had a huge crush on him when I was a tween. I too feel very sad. The man was only 66.


posted by bearwife 29 February | 14:13
66. Damn. Way too young.
posted by Splunge 29 February | 14:41
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 29 February | 14:54
They did a reunion tour in the UK last year.

I remember watching the Monkees when I was a kid, 7 or 8 years old. My sister had a crush on Davy Jones, but I always preferred Peter Tork. Nobody liked Mike Nesmith.
posted by Senyar 29 February | 14:55
Ashes to Ashes. =(
posted by Eideteker 29 February | 14:58
The Monkees played a huge role in my interest in music and eventual disregard for social norms.

... and man, I loved that accent!
posted by Ardiril 29 February | 15:05
I see what you did there, Eid.
posted by Senyar 29 February | 15:09
He took the last train to Clarksville. :(
posted by Melismata 29 February | 15:32
Another Unpleasant Valley Wednesday...

If you DIDN'T see what Eid did, Davy Jones was the man who made David Bowie "David Bowie" (because "David Jones" was his real name but this Jones got to use it first).

I think I'm going to dig out my DVD of The Monkees' "Head" movie (which I bought from with some affiliate income from my blog 6 years ago - hmm... it was $9.47 then, now $14.99 and ships in 1-2 months - I wonder if they're jacking up the prices on Monkees CDs like they did with Whitney Houston... but I digress). "Head" was so weird and wonderful... co-written by a very young and very stoned Jack Nicholson... hard to remember too many specifics - Annette Funicello, 50-foot-tall Victor Mature, and Frank Zappa deadpan-seriously criticizing Davy's work. If there's a Rock & Roll Heaven, Davy's having a good laugh with Frank now.

posted by oneswellfoop 29 February | 15:37
Yeah, Head is pretty amazing. I have it on my Netflix queue. Time to run it to the top. I have the soundtrack CD and it has a few really great tunes. My first ever rock album was Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. And yes it was a real album. It was the first or second album that they made out from under the thumb of Don Kirschner. All them on instruments.

My mother bought it for me when I asked her for a Monkees album. She had good taste. Or good luck. :)
posted by Splunge 29 February | 19:21
I had such a crush on Davy and loved watching the Monkees. RIP Mr Jones.
posted by deborah 29 February | 20:41
Rest in peace, first heartthrob. I'm a bereaver.
posted by AcornCup 02 March | 02:42
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