Davy Jones and The Monkees

The news just reported that Davy Jones died this morning, and it made me more than a little sad.  Before there was the Jonas Brothers or Justin Bieber, there was The Monkees.  They were my must see TV for a few years and I, like many young girls then, developed a crush on Davy.  My mother once gave up a Friday night, and much of her hearing, to take my sister and me to one of their concerts.

I ran into him a few years ago at Bradley Airport in Hartford, Connecticut.  He had appeared at Foxwoods Casino and was flying home to Florida, while I was on my way to Orlando.  He was sitting in a restaurant where I had gone to get a coffee.  I noticed that some folks had stopped by his table to say hello.  I normally wouldn’t have bothered him, or any other famous person, but, from what I could see, he wasn’t acting as if the attention was bothersome.  I told him about my junior high school girl adoration for him and the whole band, and about the sacrifice my mother had made to indulge me.  He laughed and we talked a bit about things like horses and getting older.  Then he signed the back of one of my luggage claim tickets.  I still have it, among my treasures, and today I’ll take it out and play “Daydream Believer” while I go about my day.

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7 Responses to Davy Jones and The Monkees

  1. Designdiva says:

    AWESOME EMPRESS….. His farm is right around the corner here from our pondarosa…winks
    We used to hang out at the “fish” camp on 441 and Davey was a frequent visitor..I never did ask him for his autograph…DANG… I just enjoyed chatting with and playing Cricket on the dart board….He was so cute.. and the Palm Beach Post Times had done an article on him and his lively wife, the flaminco dancer on the 22nd of Feb…
    You would love his horse farm and his KIDS as he called them…. I am sure today at feding time they will feel something is off….
    REST IN PEACE DAVEY…on that last train to clarksville…..

  2. Designdiva says:

    My tribute to Davey……

    Martin- St lucie -Okeechobee Counties THANKS YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU GAVE…….

  3. tuzentswurth says:

    Just clicked onto this post when I heard this on the news. So sad, he seemed a genuinely nice guy and I thought he was adorable too! I loved the Monkees, I wish they’d show the series on tv again. It was clever and entertaining, their songs are wonderful.

  4. windycitywondering1 says:

    Yesterday morning while running errands “Daydream Believer” came on the radio and I sang along loudly. I must confess that I had a crush on all of them and envied Davy’s hair to no end! The Monkees always made me feel happy – so rest in peace Davy and thank you for touching so many lives.

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