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Monkee Davy Jones has died

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Wendy,

Thanks for sharing this great photo! You are gorgeous in the picture!

My brother and I loved watching the Monkees on TV; wouldn't miss them. Great fun songs; I was sad to hear this today..

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Jean

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marvin   

While I don't recall watching the Monkees show when it was first-run, I certainly recall watching re-runs of the show. I would imagine that if you were in a cover band, at one time or another you probably covered a Monkees tune. Over the years our various bands played "I'm A Believer" (current Ad Hoc Band still plays it), "Last Train", and "Daydream Believer." In 1972 when I was 13 and in my first band, one of the songs we did was, "I Want To Be Free", which I loved to sing. Tonight, I picked up the guitar, and just like Richard Marx, played the song again. Thanks for the memories, Davy.

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missm   

Wendy, when I heard the news about Davy today I thought of 3 people: Davy, your sister Maria and you!! I remember that when you went to see Davy in concert you took Maria's photo with you so she could be there. I know that she was there to greet him when he arrived this morning.

When John posted this video last December, I did not know that TJ would have an instant attraction to it.

 

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GMan   

It was a very sad day for me yesterday when I heard the news about Davy. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing The Monkees last June. It was one of the most pleasurable shows I had ever seen. They were absolutley terrific, and Davy was fabulous!! May God rest your soul, Davy...and know that you were truly loved by us all.

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MikeC   

What a voice that stands out. At a casino near Palm Springs,(Agua Caliente) they have a Monkee's slot machine.

His funeral is today, March 7th. Some public memorials will be held.

I was reading The Hollywood Reporter, and Mickey Dolenz told Billboard.com that the band members would not attend his Davey's funeral, since his family wants a low key service.

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missm   

Paulie, they might not attend in order to avoid turning it into a media circus. However, they will attend the public memorials for Davy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/davy-jones-funeral-death-monkees-micky-dolenz-296948

Davy was a warm, kind, funny, thoughtful and talented man. Take a minute to go to his site and then click on "pics"..the candids are the best and include snaps of he and his grandbabies. He was so much more than just a musician/actor, he was someone's husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, etc. No, I never met the man, but what a person is willing to share about their lives tells a great deal about them.

http://davyjones.net/

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MikeC   

That's why, missm and pauli. His family thought it would turn into a media circus.

I'm glad that the band members will attend a public memorial. I couldn't see them doing nothing for him, since they were band members. Especially Peter and Mike wanted to write and record, and got into arguments with T.V. and record producers to do that.

There's a great article in the L.A. times, ( Latextra ) section, from March 1, titled "Monkee's Romantic Heartthrob". They also show a photo of the famous customized Pontiac GTO convertible.

They were on The Ed Sullivan Show as guest performers, the same night The Beatles were on the same show seen by 75 million people.

The Monkee's had an amazing four number one albums in one year, because of the T.V. show that people watched every monday.

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You know, I love all four of The Monkees, but I have to say, I'm very disappointed that Mike chose not to attend the memorial for Davy last night. Peter and Micky both played and sang and brought up Davy's estranged children on stage, who all hugged in a very emotional moment. People have differences every day, especially over money, but, well, let me just say I'm disappointed. Not much more could have taken priority for him.

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VERY emotional...Kleenex alert! The person to Micky's right is Davy's long time pal Deanna Martin, who sometimes played a hot girl on The Monkees, and the other women are Davy's daughters.

 

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MikeC   

What a moment for The Monkees and Davy's daughters. One of the daughters said that Davy thought he was having heartburn pains, and not chest pains.

Peter has posted a bunch of photos from the memorial tribute on Zimbio.com . Look up Davy Jones Memorial, then scroll down to where it mentions Peters' photos.

It was sad that Mike wasn't there. I guess he hadn't toured with Peter and Micky, either.

I was buying other music, when I saw The Monkees DVD's from their first season on T.V., about $35.00

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Batman   

There was an interesting show about the history of the formation of the Monkees and their eventual breakup due to internal fighting with Don Kirschner and the shows producers.

The gist of the story is that these guys were hired as actors to play the role of a band in a TV show. All their music was written and performed by top writers and studio session players, with the guys doing just the vocals. When Mike Nesmith blew the lid off the truth, Peter Tork joined him in the rebellion. During a heated meeting with Kirschner, Mike told him to go "f--k" himself. Don allowed them to write and perform their own original material, which totally bombed on release. As punishment, Kirschner withheld the next Monkees hit that was in the pipeline, and instead released it as part of a Saturday morning cartoon show...The Archies went to number 1 with "Sugar, Sugar" and reportedly outsold every Monkees single release. Soon after, the Monkees TV show was canceled and the guys went their separate ways. Years later, in several interviews, Mickey Dolenz says he and Davey always took The Monkees as a job, and were perfectly happy to do things the way Kirschner wanted, and Peter Tork has said that in retrospect, he made the blunder of his life in rebelling with Mike. He suffered for many years with substance abuse troubles and still regrets killing the golden goose. Nesmith was independently wealthy from Mommy's Liquid Paper profits, so he could care less.

In his later interviews, Kirschner still could not comprehend how guys that he turned into stars from nothing would turn on him and ruin a good thing for a lot of people.

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Batman   

In the Kirschner interview, he extolled the joys of not needing to split as much profit with the comic-strip Archies as with the human Monkees (oxymoron???), and no heated contract negotiating sessions!! If Archie gave him any lip, Don could just put some "Liquid Paper" over his mouth!!! LOL!! These interviews are easily found on the web. Check it out.

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