Wednesday, February 29, 2012

RIP, Davy Jones

I've been a Monkees fan as long as they've existed. I was but a wee bairn when they first came on TV in 1966. My older brothers and sisters, who were teenagers at the time and therefore the very definition of cool, loved them. I adored my older siblings. Thus, a linkage was born that has lasted forever.

I've seen the Monkees twice in concert (sans Mike) and Peter Tork with his Shoe Suede Blues band once. The 2001 Monkees show I took my son to was the best concert I've ever been to, bar none and I've been to many. They were fun and happy and glad to see us in the audience. My ringtone is always a Monkees song and I time my steaks and lambsicles to songs from the first Monkees album.

Davy was never my favorite, but his "I Wann Be Free" on Live 1967 was easily the best track of the bunch. There are more things to write, but I'm short on time, so I'll just close with this bit from the last episode of their first season - The Monkees On Tour. It's a young Davy at the height of his stardom, not acting but being the gracious and appreciative performer I was fortunate enough to see twice on stage.

Go to God, Davy and thanks for everything.

1 comment:

Foxfier said...

The Monkeys: still the best of the 60s.