Helene

Davy Jones, 1945-2012

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.co.uk/music/tvandradioblog/2012/feb/29/davy-jones-monkee-life-in-clips

The pictures are here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2012/mar/01/davy-jones-life-pictures#/?picture=386717556&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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