RIP Davy Jones

RIP Davy Jones

Yes, the Monkees had their heyday in the 60’s, but millions of us who were children of the 70’s have fond memories of 

watching the show in reruns, and still more fell in love with their crazy, yet enduring antics when MTV began showing reruns in the 80’s. Let’s not forget his appearance on The Brady Bunch either! Marcia was the president of the Davy Jones fan club and he paid her a special visit. Remember that?

Davy left us last week at the age of 66-far too soon. He leaves behind a legacy of great music, humor and pop culture iconism. A young, unknown singer had to change his name because Jones shared it. The new name he picked? David Bowie. It’s said that Guns and Roses’ lead singer Axel Rose stole Jones’ trademark side to side shuffle dance, and the song “Daydream Believer” will always be associated with him. He was a teen heartthrob to many, something he frequently acknowledged in concert with the once witty and now eerie quip, “I used to be a heartthrob, now I’m a coronary!” Jones died of a massive heart attack near his home in Florida. His death has left bandmates and friends Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith in shock. All three took to their Facebook pages to post beautiful, elequoent eulogies to their friend.

Davy will be missed by the generations that grew up with him and the Monkees, and pop music will never quite be the same. Godspeed, Davy.