Davy Jones of the Monkees is dead at 66
I am very sad to report that Davy Jones of the Monkees is dead at the age of 66.
It is reported that Davy was a vegetarian, not overweight and seemed to his friends to be in good health. He may have died of a heart attack in his sleep on Wednesday.
Personally, I have many fond memories of watching Davy, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, and Mike Nesmith on the NBC show "The Monkees" when I was a teenager in the 60's. They were very funny and engaging and the music was good. Each episode included a story from their fictionalizedlives and a well produced music video (remember, this was before "Friday Night Videos" and MTV). I never saw them live and I always hoped they would do a reunion tour so I could finally enjoy their music live here where I live and work as a podiatrist in Toronto
In spite of the fact that many of their hits were written by other people such as Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart as well as Neil Diamond, I believe that they were talented musicians. Some of their songs, such as "Last train to Clarksville", "I'm a Believer", "Valerie", and "A little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" were among the best produced records (there were no MP3's in those days) of the 60's. For those of you who are too young to remember them, I suggest you take a look at some of their songs on youtube.
We will miss you, Davy.