I was at my laptop and got a notification on my iPhone that Davy Jones died today at the age of 66. How sad! I loved Davy Jones. Here is a video of him when he was on “The Brady Bunch” singing “Girl” (1971) (one of my favorite songs). Oh, how I wish he was singing that song to me when I was a kid… OK, last year.
I had the chance to see him in a reunion concert at Meadowbrook in Michigan. I was screaming like a little girl during the concert. Then he came out in the crowd singing and dancing and he came within two feet of me! I froze, I couldn’t take a picture or reach out and touch him.
He was my favorite of The Monkees. I don’t remember watching the TV show when it first came out. But several years ago, MTV did a Monkees marathon and I watched every episode that they showed.
R.I.P. Davy Jones! You will be missed. Your #1 fan!
- Official website
- Davy Jones at the Internet Movie Database
- Davy Jones at the Internet Broadway Database
Davy Jones of the Monkees Dead at Age 66
By Mike Fleeman and Dahvi Shira
Wednesday February 29, 2012 01:10 PM EST
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the Beatles-inspired made-for-TV pop group the Monkees, died in Florida Wednesday. He was 66.
The performer’s death was confirmed to PEOPLE by the medical examiner in Martin County, Fla. No cause of death was immediately available.
The British-born Jones joined Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith in the TV show The Monkees about a pop band by the same name which ran from 1966 to 1968.
After the show was canceled, the group continued in various incarnations for years. The Monkees had several hits including “I’m a Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville.”
Jones’s death was first reported by TMZ.
* My brother, Joe and I use this saying “I smell cake.” when someone dies. We got the reference from the TV show “Scrubs”.
“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.‘s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it. Turk becomes ill and suspects it may be diabetes. Dr. Cox and Janitor are nice to J.D. while he copes with his father’s death.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian