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Old 02-29-2012, 10:38 AM
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Default Monkees singer Davy Jones dead @ 66 y.o.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...6-report-says/

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:02 AM
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Man, I just saw that. I cried. I really loved the Monkees, and had seen them several times over the years in concert, as recently as 2001. I noticed, while watching video of their last tour, their 45th Anniversary tour just last year, that Davy was shockingly overweight, out of shape, and would become very short of breath during routines that he used to perform flawlessly.

I said to myself then, he better get back in shape & perhaps slow down and/or see a doctor! I'm really, really, really bummed about his death. The one thing I could always count on, it seemed, was the Monkees getting together & touring, entertaining their old & new fans alike. The world is never going to be quite the same again.

RIP, Davy. You will be missed by millions.
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So you are saying he went to his locker?
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:15 AM
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I loved that show, still have my Monkees lunch box in the garage


The last train to Clarksville has left the station. RIP Davey Jones. Somewhere, Marcia Brady is clutching her picture from the school dance and sobbing uncontrollably.

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Damn shame....

Their music was so popular when I was in high school...I have so many great memories of them and those times.

Yeah, they were a put together band and marketed for tv and for their series, but I still enjoyed the music.

RIP Davey...we'll miss you.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:24 AM
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RIP Davy! You entertained a generation or two in a family-oriented style...not many rock or pop acts like that these days (or even those days!).
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Here's a good story about Davy;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rac...d-stardom.html
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Wow....so young.

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Damn shame....

Their music was so popular when I was in high school...I have so many great memories of them and those times.

Yeah, they were a put together band and marketed for tv and for their series, but I still enjoyed the music.

RIP Davey...we'll miss you.

True, BUT! They eventually (within less than 2 years) won the right to play & perform their own instruments & music. Nesmith & Tork were already accomplished musicians/song writers. Dolenz & Jones had a lot of acting experience, ESPECIALLY Davy, who had performed on the stage in hits such as "Oliver' & many other lesser known plays.

Dolensz & Jones did have musical talent, and went on to play in the band as well. As Dolenz once said; "We were a t.v show about a band that eventually became that band for real" or, something close to that statement.

They actually put out a lot of great songs other than the major hits they were best known for. Their live shows were freaking awesome! Davy, always the ladies man, I remember one concert in particular, back in 1997, Davy jumped off the stage & came into the audience, and was IMMEDIATELY swarmed by women...it was funny as hell!! Back in those days, they put on these extended concerts, performing three or four LONG sets! They had everyone singing, grooving, lots of comedy too...just the best time one could imagine!

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...All the lovely people. Where do they all come from? So many lovely and heartfelt messages of condolence and sympathy, I donít know what to say, except my sincere thank you to all. I share and appreciate your feelings. But letís not get ahead of ourselves here. While it is jarring, and sometimes seems unjust, or strange, this transition we call dying and death is a constant in the mortal experience that we know almost nothing about. I am of the mind that it is a transition and I carry with me a certainty of the continuity of existence. While I donít exactly know what happens in these times, there is an ongoing sense of life that reaches in my mind out far beyond the near horizons of mortality and into the reaches of infinity. That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I wonít abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane. Davidís spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us. I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.

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2/29/12



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The article says he died in Indiantown. I thought he lived in Wellington. Anyone know the story behind where he died?
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People say we monkey around... wow. Very sad. Davey just boarded the last train to Clarksville. RIP Davey, I'll miss you. Know that I grew up faithfully watching you, Gilligan, and Herman Munster!

The Monkeys always had the coolest ride! All the shows back then had cool custom cars, like Herman's custom hearse, the Batmobile, heck even Starsky and Hutch's Torino.
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The Monkees were so big back in the day, Jimi Hendrix opened for them.
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The article says he died in Indiantown. I thought he lived in Wellington. Anyone know the story behind where he died?

He had a ranch in Indiantown and was at Martin Memorial (Stuart) when he died.

I had met him once in the biggest dive bar in the area (Oasis). He came in with his very young wife, did a few karokee songs (Monkeys songs) then hung out with everyone and had a few drinks. Cool guy.
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I loved that show, still have my Monkees lunch box in the garage
There's Monkees lunch box selling on a google link from 125 to 300 today.
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Guess he took the last train to Clarksville.

I watched the show and listened as a kid too. Sad at only 66.
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crap he was only 4 years older than me. RIP.
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Mickey was always the coolest Monkey.
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