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Davy Jones, 1945-2012


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#1 Helene

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:39 PM

Davy Jones of "The Monkees" fame, died today of a heart attack at age 66:
http://www.people.co...0574693,00.html

My inner 5th-grader mourns him.

#2 Bonnette

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

I wasn't a fan, but familiarity bred affection over the years and...I mourn him, too.

#3 sandik

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:17 PM

I was so sad when I heard this news today -- I remember the Monkees as great, innocent fun.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

The cute one. My inner 10th-grader is sitting right beside Helene's inner 5th-grader. The Monkees were easy, non-threatening, one-dimensional entertainment at an age (for me and for the culture at large) when things were getting complicated and confusing. They provided nice spot to retreat to.

#5 dirac

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

I remember reading that Hendrix spent a very brief period opening for these guys, which must have presented an interesting contrast for those in the audience seeking non-threatening entertainment.

#6 Amy Reusch

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

Bob Dylan too...(opened for them)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:56 AM

A friend reminded me that years before the Monkees, Davy Jones began his American career as the Artful Dodger in the Broadway production of Oliver! For that, he was nominated for a Tony Award.



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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

Bob Dylan too...(opened for them)


Do you remember any specifics, Amy? Was this during their 80's reunion tour? It didn't happen during their heyday in the 60's.

#9 Mashinka

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:32 AM

The Guardian has done Jones proud with pictures and clips of his career. Here are some of him including a stint in 'Ben Casey'.
http://www.guardian....e-life-in-clips

The pictures are here:

http://www.guardian....717556&index=13

If you scroll down to the comments at the end it's nice to note the usually cynical Guardian readers have nothing but kind things to say about Davy Jones.


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