R.I.P. mate, thanks for the music.
I liked the Monkees - they were brought together for a tv show and to be something like the Beatles,however with their songs and personalities,their legacy has lived on for over forty years,their music still recognised by children whose parents who weren't even around when the Monkees were together.
R.I.P. mate, thanks for the music.
I thought I'd post this again. Davy Jones looking very cool, and somewhat over-refreshed in a 60s style. Funny.
Without Davy Jones we would never have had David Bowie apparently.
The world is bound together in the strangest ways.
I so loved to watch The Monkees as a member of my generation, and they sang some darn good songs too, whoever it was that was actually playing the guitars. It was only in recent years that I discovered that "Sugar Sugar" was originally intended to be The Monkee's next big hit, but they refused to do it, and so the pretend band actually became a real one and a cartoon band called "The Archies" had a huge worldwide hit record. Strangest things he must have seen, but Davy Jones seemed to keep a cool head while the world was spinning around him.
I used to really enjoy The Monkees TV programme, great fun. What a shame. RIP
Sad news. He always seemed such a cheerful bloke. I recall seeing a TV film about "The Monkees" & one part
showed Davy Jones back in Denton, Manchester visiting his dad in his council house at the height of his fame.
He was portrayed as a decent down to earth fellow who was very close to his parents. R.I.P. Davy!
Someone posted this on another site. I have to confess that I waited for years for Head to be shown somewhere (back in the days when you had to wait) and when it was finally shown at the Scala (?) I was disappointed. And I've never sought it out since. But it has its moments, and this is one. Davy Jones, so recently dead, doing a fabulous song and dance routine, singing about a boy and his Daddy ... You'll cry, and you won't really know why.
It's very sad to learn of Davy's death. I much enjoyed the Monkees' music and their television programme in the sixties.
I have always loved that version of Harry Nilsson's autobiographical song of his childhood, The Monkees with Davy's lead vocals also did another Nilsson song in the shape of Cuddly Toy, they as a group were one of the first to realise his talent as a songwriter and Davy Jones cheerful song and dance man style was perfect at interpreting his work.Someone posted this on another site. I have to confess that I waited for years for Head to be shown somewhere (back in the days when you had to wait) and when it was finally shown at the Scala (?) I was disappointed. And I've never sought it out since. But it has its moments, and this is one. Davy Jones, so recently dead, doing a fabulous song and dance routine, singing about a boy and his Daddy ... You'll cry, and you won't really know why.
The second clip here another davy lead vocal is for my sister Val who's favourite song it was when she was a teen.
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I've got to say I also love the garage-light of Valleri - the kitchen sink song, throwing in everything they could think of, including a perfect steal from the Stones' Satisfaction, and coming up with a classic.
Sad news indeed one of my favorite songs was Daydream Believer RIP Mr Jones
A very sad surprise. Please rest in peace Davy.
Loved the show as a kid, very sad news. Have paid my tribute on the What I'm Listening To Now Thread, groovy tunes!
There are a lot of interviews with The Monkees (featuring Davy Jones) on YouTube, there are also several interviews with Davy Jones (on his own) on YouTube.
Inevitably, the programme made for sad viewing a lot of the time. It's not just The Monkees who looked very much older, their original teenage fans did as well. Davy was remembered, with lots of love, by three of his four daughters and two of the surviving Monkees (Michael was again absent in this retrospective). The most interesting clip for me was an extract from the Daddy's Song sequence in Head, already posted here but which I can't have felt like watching at the time of the singer's death. I also recorded the film when it was shown on Channel 4 once. Again, I've not got round to seeing it.
A good showcase for Davy Jones' talents. His dance partner is Toni Basil, who also choreographed the routine. I haven't seen her for many years and thought she looked great. As she was a contemporary of Flick Colby, I'm curious to know if she crossed paths with my beloved or even worked with her. Let us (well me) know if you find this, Tone.
Ironically, her only hit record was Mickey. I always thought it referred to Mr. Dolenz, because of that association with The Monkees, but apparently not (denied by the singer). Maybe it was retitled - from the original Kitty - as an homage to Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who produced the record for her?