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Davy Jones of The Monkees dies aged 65

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Davy Jones of The Monkees dies aged 65 Reply with quote

Was shocked to hear this on the news just now.....and it has made me very sad Crying or Very sad

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17214430
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen that. Such sad news as they were making a come back and possible movie.

RIP
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really sad news Becky - of all the so called 'boy bands' The Monkees were probably the first and certainly a lot better than some of the later ones and Davy played a major part

He'll be sadly missed - as they are mentioning right now on North West Tonight

Apparently he was born in 1945 which means he died at the age of 66 - the same age as my dad died and far too young Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news Becky, I just love 'Daydream Believer'.

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PS Liza Tarbuck is just playing it now, bless her Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was stunned and very sad, when the six o'clock news announced it. I only saw him in a Boy Band programme aweek or so ago. It always struck me how healthy and happy he seemed.

Thanks for the memories, Davy.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw The Monkees last year (they have always been my wife's favourite band) and Davy didn't stop throughout the whole show. He certainly looked and sounded the fittest of them, by miles.

Just goes to show how indiscriminately and suddenly these things can happen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news, I liked the Monkees and their songs. Like Oldraver we saw Davy Jones on the programme about boy bands only a few days ago, its hard to believe that he has died now.

There is a programme called 'Last Word' on Friday afternoons on Radio 4 and its an obituary to famous or important people who have passed away during that week. Every week I hope that they won't have anyone to include in it, but unfortunately every week they do.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was shocked and saddened to hear of this news too... Sad
The Monkees TV show was one of the first I ever made a point of watching, I felt it really was made for me and my generation. In fact, I recorded most shows on my portable Kossor reel to reel tape player and we'd listen to it again later that night whilst hanging around on street corners as you did back then..
Yes, I'll miss him being around..
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone on the POV boards said let's all link arms and do the 'Monkee walk' in tribute ...made me smile....listening to them and watching footage of the four together always made me feel happy

"Here we come"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8hQt_sOxaA
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What very sad and unexpected news. I always used to enjoy the Monkees TV shows. They were really good fun. When I saw "Oliver" in London in the 1960s, Davy Jones played the Artful Dodger.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, very sad news. They somehow epitomised the carefree days of the late 60s.
Helen: 'Daydream Believer' was my favourite too. I've had it in my head all evening. And 'A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You'.
'I Want To Be Free' showed what a good singer he was.

Another slice of childhood gone.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember guys he wasn't the lead singer as some people think he was. They were going to get together for some more concerts, but apparently had so many arguments. Still tragic news.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was certainly the lead singer and performer in the live concert we saw.

The reports were that, yes, they were arguing but also that Dolenz had gone into rehab.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played Daydream Believer a couple of times last night. Searched Spotify and remembered their version of 'Yes I Will' (Hollies song) from, I think, their first album which my friend had and would come round to my house to listen to it! I bet the kids of today don't do that.............

Of course he was the lead singer Mark. Were you there at the time??

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember back in 1968 my best friend's sister was totally obsessed with the Monkees and frequently announced that she wanted to marry Davy Jones Shocked

Me and her brother could never get any peace at his house so quite often he used to end up staying overnight with me and my parents

He's still one of my best friends today and he phoned me last night telling me that even 45 years on his sister was still really upset on hearing the sad news which just goes to show how fondly he was loved and undoubtedly will never be forgotten in the memories of many people Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was honoured at Lingfield Races today

Lingfield name races in honour of jockey and Monkees’ Davy Jones
Jones, who died of a reported heart attack in the United States on Wednesday aged 66, was an apprentice jockey in Newmarket in his teens and achieved a long-held ambition when he rode Digpast to victory at Lingfield in 1996.

The track have remembered Jones by naming the first race today the Hey, Hey We’re The Monkees Handicap, in memory of one of the band’s biggest hits, and the second race the In Memory of Davy Jones Selling Stakes.


http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/sport/lingfield_name_races_in_honour_of_jockey_and_monkees_davy_jones_1_1226919?action=logout
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad I caught the repeat of this programme ....
.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b8549efe-f4fd-4dc0-8ef1-226e9c400233

....which was broadcast as a tribute to Davy...before it disappears from the iPlayer....

Hearing their music, unfailingly, makes the day brighter for me ....that's a lovely legacy for anyone to leave..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Hearing their music, unfailingly, makes the day brighter for me ....that's a lovely legacy for anyone to leave..


It is indeed Becky.....

I've just recorded it to listen to another time, so thanks for the reminder!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to the new musical Monkee Business this week and had a damn fine time... even though, really, the show was a bit rubbish.

It's a convoluted plot but does include 18 brilliant Monkees songs (and one by The Beatles Rolling Eyes ) that are performed very well by four talented lads. But the script's rubbish, the ending's a mess, and it's quite slow.

The Manchester run is dedicated to Davy Jones, and his family were in the front row of the circle - so all the audience were able to give Davy a loud standing ovation for them. Which was lovely, and clearly quite emotional for the cast.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7 years on from Davy's death and now the sad news that Peter Tork has died aged 77. Crying or Very sad

Again we are reminded what a happy sound they brought us with their songs.

A lovely remembrance of him last night on 5 Live from two men who knew him ...Bobby Hart and Peter Mills.

Between 2-40 and 3 if anyone would like a listen.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002n95
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was always the Monkee I watched.
RIP

I am playing in a ukulele band in a local church hall today and two of the songs will be "I'm a Believer" and "Daydream Believer".
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was my best friend at the time's favourite too Eileen!

Sad news.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
He was always the Monkee I watched.
RIP

I am playing in a ukulele band in a local church hall today and two of the songs will be "I'm a Believer" and "Daydream Believer".

Ah...lovely,Eileen. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those songs and all the others we played went down well and the audience was very enthusiastic. Our MC gave a little tribute to Peter before we played the first one. They were on our playlist anyway so it was by chance that they coincided with Peter's death.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Those songs and all the others we played went down well and the audience was very enthusiastic. Our MC gave a little tribute to Peter before we played the first one. They were on our playlist anyway so it was by chance that they coincided with Peter's death.

A bittersweet occasion then.
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