Tribute: Davy Jones of The Monkees
Posted on March 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm
I loved The Monkees. Sometimes referred to as “the pre-fab four” because they were artificially created to imitate the “Fab Four” Beatles, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, and Davy Jones soon became more than four actors in a television show. They were a real group with real hits.
Davy Jones was “the cute one.” He was a teenager training as a jockey when he was cast as the Artful Dodger in the London and then the Broadway production of “Oliver!” He sang lead on some of The Monkees’ biggest hits.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuBREMXxts&noredirect=1
And he made a memorable guest appearance on “The Brady Bunch.” Oh, how we wished we were Marcia!
Jones died this week at age 66. May his memory be a blessing.