Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Piece of My Youth Fades Away....

Well us Boomers that grew up in the late 1960's got a kick in the head yesterday, when news came that Davy Jones, late of the musical group, The Monkees, died at age 66.
Suddenly a whole lot of us are feeling quite old and vulnerable.

I was a big Fan.  I had much older brothers so in our house, The Beatles reigned supreme but with my little 7 yr old teeny bopper self, I was all about The Monkees, The Jackson 5, The Partridge Family and Bobbie Sherman.
This is the only album I could find yesterday when I dug out my vinyls....

I believe at one time I had all their albums....I wore out a copy of "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd." and I broke my "The Monkees Headquarters" album. I could only play the songs closer to the center of the disc, after I broke a piece off of the

Here's one of my favorite songs from THE MONKEES album. I tended to gravitate to the funny songs.....

Though they had many detracters, there was talent in that group.
Watch this funny clip and listen closely....

Now listen to it again, done by the artist who made it famous....

Yep, a Monkee wrote that.

Here he is singing it, back in the 1990's.

My Fav. of the 4 was Mickey.
But here is one of my favorite songs that Davy had the lead vocals on...

He played a mean tamborine, didn't he? ;-)

And to put a personal spin on this, Davy Jones has a home about 1.5 hours from where I live in PA. He kept and raced horses there and enjoyed blending into the community there. People left him alone and he would spent time there out of the spotlight.

And for Bonus points tell me what was the Hit A Side to this B Side tune on one of their 45rpm record Singles?

 R.I.P. Davy Jones.  You helped a generation of youth sing.

I'm off to watch this video below and go work on my Monkees Walk.......



  1. It is sad that hey only made it to 66. But I have to say my crush was on Bobby Sherman....

  2. I remember watching the show a few times, but was never really a fan. I, too, had older siblings who were into The Beatles and I learned to love them. Kat will spontaneously break out in Beatles' tunes.

    That said, if I had to pick a Monkee as my favorite, I think it would have been Peter. I think I liked that he was the shy, quiet one.

  3. I am so sad- I spent many a Sat morning with those Monkeys. Now when Bobby Sherman goes...wah! Angela

  4. Oh Slugs., you're going to make me cry.
    Wonderful post!

  5. Davey played in our small town about 15 years ago. Our oldest was a grocery girl at a local supermarket. Davies publicist came in for cold meds for Davey. When J found out who they were for she started gushing about how much her mother had loved him as a young girl. The publicist had to call Davey to get a medication right and she told him about what J had said. He asked to talk to her and said, "say Hi to you mother for me". Can you beleive that? My heart still skips a beat just thinking about it. He was truly a kind man. By the way keep me on track, I know you can do it!

  6. AlexM--My sis-IL was a Bobby gal too.

    Annie--I can see you liking Peter best.....or maybe Mike(the Nez)because he was the nerdy one....not that I'm calling you nerdy or anything....

    a8383--Another Bobby fan. You and Annie need to get together. ;-)

    Mark--thanks sweetie. 8-)

    Out my Window--I love to hear stories like this! I heard he use to sell t-shirts that said, "Davy knows your Mother". lol

    PracticalP--100 Bonus points....but only if you didn't have to look it


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