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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Davy Jones is Dead

Davy Jones of the rock-n-roll band, The Monkees is dead at age 66. Oh dear, another one bites the dust. Well if you're close to my age, you'll remember the Monkees. They sold millions of records and you still hear them today.

The Monkees have an interesting past. Did you know that in the beginning they were not allowed to play their instruments on their own recordings? Apparently none of them except for Peter Tork were very good musicians. Also, I was interested to learn that Davy Jones was actually a better drummer than Micky Dolenz, the actual drummer for the band. It was thought that Jones would portray a better image as singer and front man for the group.

All that aside, boys and girls, I grew up with their songs and know many of the lyrics by heart. In those days we were young, full of piss and vinegar, and thought we'd never get old or die. Alas, time is relentless. What a sad day.

3 comments:

  1. Many good memories from the group, their music and TV show. As I remember your band does at least one Monkey's song, perhaps you need to do it at the gig Saturday night as a memorial.

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  2. I, too, was shocked and saddened by this news, Grouch and Deb. I too have fond memories of those zany boys...Davy never did quite take the place of my first heartthrob, Paul McCartney, but he came close. So sad. And so young, right?

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