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Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66
MSN ^ | 2/29,2012 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:36:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW

Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News.

The news was originally reported by TMZ.

Jones was most famous for his role in the pop group The Monkees, which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name. Their hits included "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." They also charted with the theme song from the show.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: davyjones; lastrain2clarksville; monkees; obit; rip
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1 posted on 02/29/2012 10:36:29 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

Oh no. Marcia Brady will be crushed. Seriously, RIP. Very sad to hear.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 10:37:54 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

ping


3 posted on 02/29/2012 10:38:00 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: DJ MacWoW
The Monkees were a big part of my Saturday afternoons back in the day. RIP Davey. This is sad news.
4 posted on 02/29/2012 10:38:50 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is hugh. Seriously - sorry to hear.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 10:39:15 AM PST by plain talk
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To: DJ MacWoW

I enjoyed the heck out of that group..back in the day! RIP


6 posted on 02/29/2012 10:40:33 AM PST by stillafreemind
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To: DJ MacWoW
RIP. Saw the Monkees in concert a million years ago and they were great. Some of the Monkees later stuff was downright trippy and gave the Beatles a run for their money. I just saw an old episode of Scooby Doo where he was the guest star. Very weird thing.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 10:42:04 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

OH MAN That sucks

They actually showing Monkees reruns on Antenna TV on weekends


8 posted on 02/29/2012 10:42:13 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Very sad. And he always looked pretty good for his age - unlike most rock stars...


9 posted on 02/29/2012 10:44:07 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: DJ MacWoW

He was in “my era”. Sad to hear this. RIP, Davy.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 10:44:14 AM PST by azishot
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To: DJ MacWoW
I saw the Monkees in 1968 shortly before turning my back on Top 40 music. They proved in the end they were competent musicians and songwriters. Nice boys really. Very sad to hear this.
11 posted on 02/29/2012 10:45:14 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: stillafreemind

Their music was certainly better than some..........


12 posted on 02/29/2012 10:45:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

No one gets out of here alive !!!!


13 posted on 02/29/2012 10:45:52 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Huskrrrr

I miss music that you could sing along with.........


14 posted on 02/29/2012 10:46:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

RIP Davy.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 10:46:51 AM PST by First A Patriot (Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yes, good point.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 10:47:16 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: DJ MacWoW

I had a huge crush on him back in the day. Very sad news. Rest in peace Davy and God bless.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 10:47:41 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Thanks for the ping. I just heard it on the news radio.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 10:48:04 AM PST by windcliff
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To: DJ MacWoW

The real question is will this get the same attention as Whitney Houston’s overdose?

Or is media attention reserved only for black drug users?


19 posted on 02/29/2012 10:49:13 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: DJ MacWoW

RIP Davy, he had a great voice.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 10:50:02 AM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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


21 posted on 02/29/2012 10:50:19 AM PST by Osage Orange (E tan e epi tas)
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To: John O

He died of a heart attack and could still sing. He’ll get a paragraph and MAYBE a mention on the nightly news.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 10:51:21 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mardi59

3 videos at the link.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 10:51:55 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

There was another Davy Jones, who had to change his name because of him...you all know him now as David Bowie.


24 posted on 02/29/2012 10:52:20 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

I didn’t know that. Interesting tidbit.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 10:53:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

We’ll miss ya, mate! R.I.P.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 10:53:38 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: DJ MacWoW

Had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing him perform w/i the the last couple years. A nice gentleman apparently in great health. Accompanied by a gorgeous lady. Very sad very surprising.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 10:54:42 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: John O
It only took 19 replied for this devolve into filth. What a class act you are.

I remember him from late night infomercials for a music collection. When I was up late I'd check to see if it running so I could enjoy the familiar music. RIP.

28 posted on 02/29/2012 10:54:58 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Huskrrrr

As musicians, they got better as time went on, but I believe Tommy Boyce wrote most, if not all, of their material.

CA....


29 posted on 02/29/2012 10:54:59 AM PST by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: 4yearlurker

You were watching repeats obviously. The original show(which I used to watch) came on Monday nights at 8pm on NBC.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 10:55:48 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Chances Are

Mike Nesmith was always a good musician...Peter Tork wasn’t bad, neither....and did you know that Mickey Dolenz was the first choice to play Fonzie on Happy Days?


31 posted on 02/29/2012 10:56:30 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Chances Are
but I believe Tommy Boyce wrote most, if not all, of their material.

Neal Diamond wrote a couple of their tunes IIRC.

Rest in peace, Mr. Jones and thanks for some great memories of simpler times.

L

32 posted on 02/29/2012 10:57:51 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

RIP buddy....fun music of my 9-11 years

Time marches on


33 posted on 02/29/2012 10:58:07 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thanks DJ


34 posted on 02/29/2012 10:58:33 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: newzjunkey; John O
I didn't think it was "filth". It was true.

This guy was upstanding and was never the center of a scandal. He will not get the recognition that others have. That is the nature of our press. They seem to push the worst of society as "idols" and "role models". I believe that is a shame and should be mentioned. Often.

35 posted on 02/29/2012 10:59:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I don’t know . . . my buddies and I couldn’t stand them for a minute since we found out that all four of them were phony-baloney, and had to be taught how to play their instruments AFTER they had made a fortune by being no better than Milly Vanilly.

I had no patience with these adlibing impostors.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 11:00:13 AM PST by laweeks
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To: dfwgator

No, I didn’t know that, but we all know he was the star of “Circus Boy”!

Thanks for the tidbit...

CA....


37 posted on 02/29/2012 11:00:36 AM PST by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: mardi59

You’re welcome.


38 posted on 02/29/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

He took the Last Train to Clarksville..........


39 posted on 02/29/2012 11:01:28 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Davy just boarded the “Last Train to Clarksville”


40 posted on 02/29/2012 11:03:42 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: newzjunkey; John O

John makes a valid point in today’s music and pop business. I doubt that Davy will get the kind of honors that he deserves.

I think too much attention was paid to Houston’s demise. Her lifestyle was one of drugs and excess, mixed with very poor choices. She was honored like a queen. Quite similar to Michael Jackson. Neither were deserving of the honors they received after their drug induced deaths. Especially to the child molester.

RIP Davy. I’m hearing “Daydream Believer” in my head as I type this. You had class.


41 posted on 02/29/2012 11:03:51 AM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: jmacusa
In my area The Monkees show was on Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon. Circa 1967.
42 posted on 02/29/2012 11:04:29 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“I’m a Believer,”

I hope so.


43 posted on 02/29/2012 11:05:26 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: laweeks

Davy Jones was on stage in “Oliver” long before the Monkees. And Nesmith could already play. Dolenz had messed around with drums but wasn’t serious. You have to remember these guys were recruited for a TV show, not a band.


44 posted on 02/29/2012 11:05:39 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

You didn’t get the first posting of this sad news.
TMZ thread has a link to a video of his February 19 performance.


45 posted on 02/29/2012 11:05:48 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: laweeks
I believe Davy Jones & Mickey Dolenz actually sang their songs.
46 posted on 02/29/2012 11:06:50 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: mardi59

slept with his picture under my pillow when i was in 2d grade. LOVED him! he, mickey dolenz and Peter Tork were all on Boy Meets World in the more recent past, i am guessing that was an 80s show, my kids were young at the time.


47 posted on 02/29/2012 11:07:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: DJ MacWoW

Will he be able to find his locker?

RIP.


48 posted on 02/29/2012 11:08:07 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: onyx
Didn't know. Hadn't been reading much today and it didn't come up in a search.
49 posted on 02/29/2012 11:08:11 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

It was right away and yours has more videos. I knew you weren’t here. Your GF’s have missed you on a certain thread...lol.


50 posted on 02/29/2012 11:09:44 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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