Thursday, March 01, 2012

R.I.P. Davy Jones

I have many fond memories of the tv show and the music. This is such a loss.

When I told my daughter, she said, "He was probably getting on up there, though, right?" I said, "He was 66." She said, "Oh, not so much then. What happened?" Heart attack. Davy Jones. I'm shocked by it.

The Atlantic has an article, which includes this:
he remains a singular archetype in rock history, part of a band that would have been first-ballot shoo-ins in any Rock and Roll Hall of Fame devoted to the real history of the genre. The Monkees weren't the first packaged rock band, but they might have been the best, and no Monkee seemed more comfortable with this legacy than Davy Jones.
SF Gate says,
The Monkees star Micky Dolenz has been left “bewildered” by the death of his band mate Davy Jones because the star was the youngest and healthiest of the group.
Rolling Stone opens with this:
Davy Jones was the grooviest of the Monkees, which makes him one of the grooviest pop stars who ever existed.
Despite their undoubtedly contrived origins, they turned out to be one of pop's finest bands, arguably the most underrated in rock history.


  1. The Monkees get a bad rap of being fake musicians but the made some pretty enjoyable music.

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