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He has died of a heart attack, according to TMZ and other sources. He was 66.
Posted at 12:21 PM | Permalink
Just read this elsewhere. I grew up liking the TV show (fun fact: Charles Manson auditioned for The Monkees when he was living briefly with Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys) and still rave about the Monkees' movie, 'Head' and it's soundtrack to a few friends who have seen it and are puzzled by my admiration of it. Sad to hear this.
February 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Loved the Monkees car, that old modified GTO as well. Actually a fairly resilient group as Mr.Jones is just the first to pass. RIP, Davy.
February 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Total shock. That's a shame because I was hoping to see the MONKEES again on tour sometime.
February 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Loved their music (even if it wasn't their's all the time) and Davey's & Micky's vocals. Saw them at World's of Fun in the 70's. Good memories. I listen to their glow in the dark orange Greatest Hits album periodically. Last week actually.
February 29, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Farewell, Davy Jones... thanks for the fun
February 29, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Am I the only one who finds it a bit out of line that Davey Jones, who was likely in his 20s at the time, took a 15 year old Marcia Brady to the prom?
February 29, 2012 at 02:36 PM
NEW -- Why is that out of line? That's rock'n'roll, man. Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Ted Nugent MARRIED teenagers, so taking one to the prom seems to be downright traditional as opposed to out of line.
live music fan |
February 29, 2012 at 03:08 PM
I guess Davy was spanking his monkey too much and the monkey finally had enough. Poor monkey.
Super Dongman |
February 29, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Yep, sad news indeed for those of us who grew up with the Monkees. They had a lot of hits back in the late 60's as well. They were kind of a forerunner for MTV as their show was basically one long comic video.
February 29, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Point taken, LMF
February 29, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Am I the only one who finds it a bit out of line that NEW is still jealous of Davy 30-40 years later.
Come on NEW, we all had a crush on Marcia, but most of us got over Davy cock blocking us a long time ago. Let go of the anger man, just let it go. I let it go, I dont mind at all!!! not even a little bit, I hope they had fun!!!!
FOR GOD'S SAKE MAN!!! LET IT GO!!!
Marcia liked me most |
February 29, 2012 at 04:48 PM
; ) LOL that is funny, seems like someone needs therapy, or a drink.
Glen Garry |
February 29, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I'd never heard Davy took Marcia (Marcia Marcia) to her prom. What a swell time to bring that up after he passes. It's only been 40 some years ago?
Regardless it's a sad day for pop music. I actually met Davy, Mickey and Peter at a meet & greet session they had at a record store in Indep Center 20+ years ago. It was cool and I got some pretty good pics.
March 01, 2012 at 12:15 AM
March 01, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Funny how everybody remembers the Brady Bunch episode more than any particular episode of "The Monkees". I guess that's the power of endless reruns.
March 01, 2012 at 07:05 AM
Reminder folks, Marcia Brady is a TV character. Davy Jones taking Marcia Brady to the prom is not something that happened in real life. Some posts here seem to be ignoring that fact and talking like it's something he did in real life.
Ellen K. |
March 01, 2012 at 08:29 AM
I'd like to think that NEW was joking when he posted his comment.
March 01, 2012 at 08:44 AM
Davy Jones....Whitney Houston....blah, blah, blah. Doesn't anybody realize a true musician died this week? RIP Louisiana Red.
March 01, 2012 at 11:22 AM
of course NEW was kidding,
as were the replies, except the idiot who deems that one life better than another... although I always did like Panama better than his kin folk Louisana.
Marcia Marcia Marcia |
March 01, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Yes, of course I was kidding.
Now Louisiana Red passing...that is something I can mourn on a more personal level. I'll never forget taking fellow poster Joe down to a private session where he and I, along with maybe a half dozen others jammed with Louisianna at a house down off of Red Bridge somewhere. Sorry to see him go.
March 01, 2012 at 02:10 PM
By the way, here's a bit of interesting trivia. Before running into Neil Young and Bruce Palmer at a traffic light on the Sunset Strip, Steve Stills auditioned for the Monkees.
March 01, 2012 at 02:27 PM
....but SS had bad teeth and was told he would have had to give up rights($$$) to songs he wrote.
Neil Diamond |
March 01, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Stills had bad teeth, and wasn't even english
Thank God, otherwise no Springfield, CSN, or CSN&Y.
hmmm, I wonder how Neil Diamond found this blog?
March 01, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Very sad news indeed about Louisiana Red... And yes, I can personally vouch that NEW was indeed tounge in cheek with his Marcia Brady prom post.
Great memory sitting in that living room with Louisiana Red.
March 02, 2012 at 09:28 AM
You all seem to have the mistaken impression that I was replying to one single poster.
Ellen K. |
March 02, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I was running the Sam Goody at Independence Center when The Monkees did their instore back in 96. People started lining up at 9 am and the appearance wasn't until 3pm. I'll never forget Davy and Mickey having to get out of the limo right next to the Applebee's dumpster on a hot August afternoon. Let's just say it didn't smell like roses.
The Rhino Records rep was freaking out because Peter was lost. He had rented a RV in Oklahoma City and drove himself to KC separately because he didn't want to be with Davy and Mickey.
It was cool when the rep handed me the phone to give Peter directions to the store and the voice on the line says
" Hi Jon - Peter Tork here . How're ya doing. Do you know where I can get an ice cream before I come in."
Davy was a class act and was really cool to us. He made sure we we all had tickets and backstage passes to the show. A good time was had by all.
March 04, 2012 at 09:59 PM
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