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Davy Jones of The Monkees has died
ABC News ^ | 02/29/12 | ABCNews

Posted on 02/29/2012 11:36:18 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway

Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960s group The Monkees, died of a massive heart attack Wednesday in Florida, his spokeswoman said. He was 66. His publicist, Helen Kensick, confirmed that he died in Indiantown, where he lived. Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a U.S. television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer." Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England. His long hair and British accent helped Jones achieve heartthrob status in the United States.

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1 posted on 02/29/2012 11:36:20 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That’s sad news, a sudden death, and he was not old.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 11:42:03 AM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a U.S. television show

No, an American rock group with a British lead singer. Is Garbage a Scottish group because the lead singer is from Scotland?

3 posted on 02/29/2012 11:43:37 AM PST by apoxonu
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To: WXRGina

http://www.lamiradatheatre.com/davy_jones.htm

He was scheduled to appear here in March....


4 posted on 02/29/2012 11:44:17 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I saw him in concert in 2008. He was a good sport. Put on the original jacket he wore on the Brady Bunch when he sang “Girl.”


5 posted on 02/29/2012 11:45:30 AM PST by YourAdHere (I'm questioning Obama's patriotism!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I used to watch their show when I was a kid... this is so sad. Hope he was spiritually prepared.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 11:50:21 AM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

...And then I saw her face....Now I’m a Believer,
Without a trace....Of doubt in my mind....

Simple, no bullshit lyrics, that in their uncluttered elegance, say so much.

From a better America.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 11:50:43 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Real shame he was a good guy. I read last year he was campaigning to get the Monkees into the Rock N Roll Hall of fame but the RNR refused on the excuse that the “Monkees where not a real band who did not record their own music”.

Well what the hell do they think Madonna is? Madonna, who inexplicably IS in the RNR hall of fame?

A woman (if you can call her that) where just about all of her hit songs were written and recorded by other people? All she did was lay down her vocals..Hmmm, wow just like the Monkees! And unlike Madonna, the Monkees actually recorded/put out ROCK AND ROLL!


8 posted on 02/29/2012 11:50:51 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Jones
9 posted on 02/29/2012 11:51:02 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

A few years ago I’m watching a DVD of the Beatles on Sullivan and one of the other acts is the cast from the B’way show Oliver!. This young kid is singing a duet with the star (someone or other Brown). As young as the kid is he’s bringing it off like and old hand. It occurred to me to wonder what happens to a kid that talented? Why have we not heard of him in latter years. I mean, he’s on B’way at about 12 years of age and acting quite the trouper. Where’d he go? Long story short: His name was Davey Jones. RIP dude.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 11:51:22 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: WXRGina

When I was a kid in the sixties, people in their thirties were getting old; after all hadn’t they fought the Red Chinese on Pork Chop Hill way back when everything was still in black and white?

Now, somebody pushing seventy is young?


11 posted on 02/29/2012 11:51:38 AM PST by ngat
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To: apoxonu

“Is Garbage a Scottish group because the lead singer is from Scotland?”

I dunno about that, but if so you could make a very strong case for Van Halen being a Dutch band since Alex and Eddie were born in the Netherlands...


12 posted on 02/29/2012 11:52:32 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: EyeGuy

That’s a Neil Diamond song. A lot of their stuff was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, too. Almost nothing of their own was on their records as far as I recall.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 11:54:08 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: ngat

For death? Yeah. 13 years under life expectancy is definitely young to die.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 11:54:38 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: ngat

“Now, somebody pushing seventy is young?”

Now that many of us live well into our seventies and even eighties, 66 is young by comparison.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 11:57:28 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: ngat

Look at Helen Thomas. Still alive and she’s 433 years old.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 11:59:55 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Back in the late 70s the college I was attending decided—who knows why— to show a XXX movie at the student center. Davy Jones was in it.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 12:03:13 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Until they got away from Don Kirschner.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 12:04:34 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; ZirconEncrustedTweezers; discostu

That’s what I keep telling myself.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 12:06:03 PM PST by ngat
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Right.

The Boyce-Hart pop magic was always evident. Diamond, Carol King and Michael Murphy also contributed, along with some stellar work by top-drawer, LA session musicians.

I didn’t care for Nesmith’s songs very much; it seemed like he preferred the obtuse, “intelligent” route of his pal Frank Zappa.

To their credit, the Monkees themselves, did perform much of the music written for them, live.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 12:06:20 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Almost nothing of their own was on their records as far as I recall.

As I recall, only Michael Nesmith was a true musician. Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Micky "elephant boy" Dolenz were all actors, and the Monkees were a fabricated band specifically for the television series.

21 posted on 02/29/2012 12:08:23 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: GSWarrior

Was it called “Spank the Monkey”?


22 posted on 02/29/2012 12:11:45 PM PST by PTBAA
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To: Yo-Yo

You are correct they were a TV band BUT, it’s surprising how well their stuff holds up. I think Rino Reocrds puts out a “Best of the Monkees” compilation and its good. More than a few tunes make into my regular work out music rotation. The pop song writing was excellent and that’s what lasts.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 12:13:43 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Yo-Yo

Not true . Peter Tork began playing in high school ( in fact went to the same HS I graduated from ) . His Dad was a UConn prof .


24 posted on 02/29/2012 12:16:26 PM PST by sushiman
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To: EyeGuy
"I didn’t care for Nesmith’s songs very much; it seemed like he preferred the obtuse, “intelligent” route of his pal Frank Zappa."

He had one good song after he went solo and it was on his "Elephant Parts" video/album. I can't remember the name of the song but it was all about Lucy, Ramona and Sunset Sam.

25 posted on 02/29/2012 12:16:46 PM PST by circlecity
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To: apoxonu

As near as I can tell, Foreigner is considered a British rock group (although the lead singer is from Rochester, NY). But The Pretenders are considered a band from Ohio, even though all of them except Chrissy Hynde are Brits.

Say what?


26 posted on 02/29/2012 12:16:58 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This really bums me out. On the bright side, I just had a great stress test result today at age 58. Rest in peace, Davy.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 12:17:24 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"As near as I can tell, Foreigner is considered a British rock group (although the lead singer is from Rochester, NY)."

Yeah, but the founder, song writer and driving force behind Foreigner was Mick Jones, a Brit. He put the band together.

28 posted on 02/29/2012 12:19:34 PM PST by circlecity
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

LOL! Zing!


29 posted on 02/29/2012 12:26:10 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: ngat

It’s all relative. When I was young, most people’s bodies were worn out by 60. I’m about to turn 63, and I play in a dance-rock band that kicks butt. I had girls in their 20’s making eyes at me from the dance floor last week.

My dad is 86 and still goes to his office most days. At 75 he could could still leave me behind on the black diamond runs at the ski slopes. He only stopped because my mom (84) has asthma and can’t go to the mountains anymore.

Times have changed.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 12:34:19 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I can’t believe Davy Jones of the Monkees has died! :,-( He was only 66 and was always so full of life! I and nearly every girl in America had a crush on him in the 60’s. <3 The Monkees’ TV show was fun to watch and their chart-topping music is worth listening to... I have their songs on my computer. This is really sad. :-(


31 posted on 02/29/2012 12:35:13 PM PST by Southnsoul
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m sorry to hear this. Still fairly young. Rest in peace Davy Jones.


32 posted on 02/29/2012 12:35:17 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EyeGuy

A sizable portion of those session musicians were from Phil Spector’s “wrecking squad”.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 12:38:20 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Uh.... crew, not squad.

Maybe it has been a while...


34 posted on 02/29/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: WXRGina

This is sad to hear. No more monkeying around for him I guess.


35 posted on 02/29/2012 12:42:17 PM PST by toolman1401
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The Monkey’s weren’t a British group.. They had a Brit singer.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 12:44:02 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: EyeGuy
I'm a Believer featured Mickey Dolenz as lead vocalist. The song in which Davey Jones really made his vocalistic imprint was Daydream Believer:

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean

To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

37 posted on 02/29/2012 12:46:37 PM PST by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: CommerceComet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg
Monkees - Daydream Believer -


38 posted on 02/29/2012 12:51:26 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CommerceComet

“I’m a Believer featured Mickey Dolenz as lead vocalist. The song in which Davey Jones really made his vocalistic imprint was Daydream Believer”...

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I was just making a GENERAL admiring comment about the Monkees music.


39 posted on 02/29/2012 12:57:37 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SaxxonWoods

That’s what I keep telling myself.


40 posted on 02/29/2012 1:00:13 PM PST by ngat
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To: EyeGuy

Thanks for reminding about Michael Murphy I enjoy his songs.


41 posted on 02/29/2012 1:04:11 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Look at Helen Thomas. Still alive and she’s 433 years old.

Uh, no; let's not.

42 posted on 02/29/2012 1:06:11 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: EyeGuy

Nesmith did write “Different Drum” which was big for Linda Ronstadt. Around the same time. there was a short-lived act called “The Lewis & Clark Expedition” which consisted of Michael Murphy and a casual pal of mine from here in Nashville, Boomer Castleman.


43 posted on 02/29/2012 1:12:23 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: CommerceComet

Oh, and yes, Daydream Believer was indeed yet ANOTHER great song by the Monkees.


44 posted on 02/29/2012 1:14:29 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I didn’t know that.

Kudos, to Mr. Nesmith. That IS a good song with a nice flowing melody.


45 posted on 02/29/2012 1:16:12 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Prefab Four, they were called.

Nesmith went on to produce some excellent solo albums. Subsequently, he lost sight and recently regained it. See his Fakebook page.


46 posted on 02/29/2012 1:31:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

paging David Bowie....your name is available for use again.


47 posted on 02/29/2012 2:23:31 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

My “The Best Of” CD includes “Papa Gene’s Blues (Nesmith),
“Mary, Mary” (Nesmith), “The Girl I knew Somewhere” (Nesmith), “Randy Scouse Git (Dolenz), “For Pete’s Sake (Tork/Joseph Richards), “You May Just Be the One” (Nesmith), “Goin Down” (Tork/Diane Hilderbrand), and “Listen to the Band” (Nesmith).
I developed my crush on Davy in the 70’s watching Monkees reruns after school. I got to see them in the late 80’s when they came to Biloxi. Great show.
RIP Davy.


48 posted on 02/29/2012 2:56:11 PM PST by SlidingW (October 9, 2009 - I Was Here!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m a believer: The official music video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuBREMXxts


49 posted on 02/29/2012 3:21:44 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: circlecity
Crusin'.

Another old favorite: Her Name Was Rodanne.

Both from his album "Elephant Parts," which won the first video album Grammy.

50 posted on 02/29/2012 3:25:47 PM PST by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the rollin' homey empire.)
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