R.I.P. Davy Jones (The Monkees)
Earlier today the sudden passing of Davy Jones was announced, shocking the music industry and his millions of fans around the world.
Born and raised in England, Davy Jones had a shot to stardom when he was cast as a member of The Monkees, a rock group formed for the TV show of the same name. The TV show was a hit, and Davy was a star. After the show ended in 1971, Davy Jones continued with a successful music career, touring around the world and entertaining his fans.
For me, The Monkees was ahead of my time. I learned of the group while watching old re-runs of the show back in the mid 1980s. But thanks to my parents’ obsession with oldies and taking my brother and I to the oldie concerts, I had the opportunity to see Davy Jones perform live on stage.
It may still be seen as “corny” and “retro” music from the 1960s, but he had a lot of talent. He also had the appearance of a straight shooter and generally decent guy. I never heard any bad publicity about him throughout the years.
“Daydream Believer” – one of Davy’s most famous songs
Here are a few more hits by The Monkees.
The Monkees – “I’m a Believer”
The Monkees – “Pleasant Valley Sunday”
The Monkees – “Last Train to Clarksville”
The Monkees – “Steppin’ Stone”
The Monkees – “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”
R.I.P. Davy Jones — You will surely be missed!