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journeyscarab
02-29-2012, 12:05 PM
http://www.starpulse.com/news/TMZ/2012/02/29/monkees_singer_davy_jones_dead_at_66

Dang! He was great!

Davy Jones -- lead singer of The Monkees -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

An official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida confirmed with TMZ they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away.

Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old.

Jones joined The Monkees in 1965 ... along with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork ... and together they churned out a bunch of hits including, "Daydream Believer, "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer."

The group was initially cast by TV producers who wanted to create a scripted series about an actual rock n' roll band.

http://images.starpulse.com/AMGPhotos/pic200/drp100/p123/p12362l70dk.jpg

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-29-2012, 12:07 PM
RIP Davy. Enjoy your locker.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-29-2012, 12:08 PM
I guess he really did take the last train to Clarksville.

SNR
02-29-2012, 12:09 PM
The best singer of the group, definitely.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-29-2012, 12:10 PM
Cheer up sleepy Jean... we still have Davy's music that will last forever.

Amnorix
02-29-2012, 12:11 PM
Always really liked Daydream Believer and watching that show.

listopencil
02-29-2012, 12:12 PM
One step closer to a Beatles-Monkees supergroup combo.

BoneKrusher
02-29-2012, 12:13 PM
RIP

KC_Lee
02-29-2012, 12:18 PM
Now who will Jan Brady take to prom?

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-29-2012, 12:19 PM
Now who will Jan Brady take to prom?

George... George Glass.

Huffmeister
02-29-2012, 12:20 PM
One step closer to a Beatles-Monkees supergroup combo.

In hell?

vailpass
02-29-2012, 12:21 PM
RIP Davy. Enjoy your locker.

Were you jonesing for a bad pun?

gblowfish
02-29-2012, 12:21 PM
Well...put me in a cage and watch me throw my shit!

listopencil
02-29-2012, 12:21 PM
In hell?

Either way.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Were you jonesing for a bad pun?

I was. I'm not proud.

threebag02
02-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Snooki is pregnant

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 12:40 PM
I have been a huge fan of the Monkees since I was a kid, I am very upset right now, this is very unexpected! :(

SNR
02-29-2012, 12:43 PM
I have been a huge fan of the Monkees since I was a kid, I am very upset right now, this is very unexpected! :(I think it's time you dust off your VHS copy of Head to mourn your loss.

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 12:46 PM
I think it's time you dust off your VHS copy of Head to mourn your loss.

I have the Blu-Ray of Head and I might as well do that! Rest in peace David :(

SNR
02-29-2012, 12:49 PM
Woah they made the Blu-Ray version?

I've been looking everywhere for it on regular DVD and haven't found one.

listopencil
02-29-2012, 12:49 PM
Woah they made the Blu-Ray version?

I've been looking everywhere for it on regular DVD and haven't found one.

Jesus. Now we need a new media.

vailpass
02-29-2012, 12:51 PM
I was. I'm not proud.

I was joining you..
Davy..Locker...Jones...
God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly.

SNR
02-29-2012, 12:52 PM
Jesus. Now we need a new media.Nah. I'll just wait until Head comes out on Ultra-Violet.

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 12:52 PM
Yes, they made the Blu-Ray

Just go to Amazon.com and type in Head Blu-Ray and it will show up

durtyrute
02-29-2012, 12:54 PM
RIP!! I used to love the show when I was younger and I'm a Believer is still one of my favorite songs

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 12:57 PM
I am a Believer is the best song ever!

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-29-2012, 01:00 PM
I was joining you..
Davy..Locker...Jones...
God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly.

Yes I got it heh.

I've never been a Monkeys "fan" persay but I do kind of like the 3 signature hits listed in the OP story. I have respect for them for doing what they did even if I don't get into their music.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-29-2012, 01:02 PM
I am a Believer is the best song ever!

For our n00b then...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XfuBREMXxts" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Extra Point
02-29-2012, 01:02 PM
Well...put me in a cage and watch me throw my shit!

Don't be a Big Man, George! Wipe your tears, but wash up, first.

BoneKrusher
02-29-2012, 01:03 PM
I am a Believer is the best song ever!

Valeri was my fav track by the Monkees.
the guitar licks on that song were awesome.

gblowfish
02-29-2012, 01:05 PM
One of my favorite Sam Kinison Quotes:

'Charlie, why'd you do it?' 'I heard the album. I heard that goddamn White Album. Why don't we do it in the road? Whadda you think he was sayin', man? No one will be watching us.' And you're sitting there going: IT'S A F---IN' ALBUM! YOU WERE ON ACID, MANSON! IT'S A F---IN' ALBUM! You'd have gotten the same message out of the Monkees, you f---in' d---head."

-Sam Kinison

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 01:07 PM
I love Valleri too!

crossbow
02-29-2012, 01:08 PM
For our n00b then...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XfuBREMXxts" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Gotta love watching a British guy try to show some rhythm.

HemiEd
02-29-2012, 01:25 PM
dammit, time stops for nobody. RIP Davey Jones.

The "Meet the Monkees" 4 trak tape, is the first music I bought. That tape cartridge was about the size of an LP.

InChiefsHell
02-29-2012, 01:28 PM
Wore the double album out when I was a kid. What a bummer. Pleasant Valley Sunday was a great one. Love Valerie too, that song actually rocked!

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 01:31 PM
I also enjoyed Daydream Believer and I'll Be True To You

Daydream Believer is probably David's best song

Graystoke
02-29-2012, 01:43 PM
Ya I loved the Monkee's.
But I especially loved the Monkee Mobile...had a thing for GTO'S

http://www.marktraffic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Monkee-Mobile-2.jpg

BoneKrusher
02-29-2012, 01:45 PM
But I especially loved the Monkee Mobile...had a thing for GTO'S

http://www.marktraffic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Monkee-Mobile-2.jpg

ya that was a cool GTO right there.

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 01:46 PM
I wish I own that Monkeemobile!

Stewie
02-29-2012, 01:47 PM
RIP. Good group, good songs. White Out! Stephen Stills and Neil Young weep.

Bane
02-29-2012, 01:49 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/2nrm41u.jpg

Graystoke
02-29-2012, 01:59 PM
I wish I own that Monkeemobile!

FOR SALE RIGHT NOW ON EBAY..


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-GTO-MONKEE-MOBILE-/251007731245?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3a713a062d

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 02:03 PM
That is awesome! I wish I could afford it

La literatura
02-29-2012, 02:07 PM
I love "Turn! Turn! Turn!"

whoman69
02-29-2012, 02:09 PM
I love "Turn! Turn! Turn!"

That's the Byrds

whoman69
02-29-2012, 02:09 PM
Under-rated band because they were built for a teen audience. They had some well written/performed songs.

listopencil
02-29-2012, 02:10 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTY4WDEyOTY=/$%28KGrHqVHJDME8f8ym5WRBPIM7bsEUw%7E%7E60_35.JPG

BoneKrusher
02-29-2012, 02:10 PM
That's the Byrds

yep
David Crosby and Roger McGuinn formed that band.

FAX
02-29-2012, 02:12 PM
RIP

FAX

listopencil
02-29-2012, 02:13 PM
Under-rated band because they were built for a teen audience. They had some well written/performed songs.


From what I understand someone else was writing their songs (Neil Diamond?) and doing a very good job of it. Then they decided that they were musicians and needed to do their own stuff, which sucked, so they died out.

BoneKrusher
02-29-2012, 02:15 PM
From what I understand someone else was writing their songs (Neil Diamond?) and doing a very good job of it. Then they decided that they were musicians and needed to do their own stuff, which sucked, so they died out.

Michael Nesmith wrote Different Drum for Linda Ronstadt which was pretty good i thought.

listopencil
02-29-2012, 02:17 PM
Michael Nesmith wrote Different Drum for Linda Ronstadt which was pretty good i thought.

Yeah, after digging around there were a lot of writers contributing to the Monkees, and it looks like the problem for them came as they tried to assume musical control over their band.

blaise
02-29-2012, 02:24 PM
They were created for the TV show weren't they? On one episode they show the guys come in one by one for an audition.

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 02:29 PM
I would not say that they sucked at doing their own stuff, I thought their album HeadQuarters were their best album at doing their own stuff

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Blaise-You are correct

HemiEd
02-29-2012, 02:33 PM
They were created for the TV show weren't they? On one episode they show the guys come in one by one for an audition.

Yes, they were put together for TV, similar to "Kenny Rodgers and the first edition." Networks were trying to cash in on the "beetle craze."

redhed
02-29-2012, 02:45 PM
RIP

seclark
02-29-2012, 02:45 PM
only watched the show when the old man wasn't home. he didn't allow watching "smelly hippies" on tv in his house. guess he was afraid i'd grow up smoking dope and playing donkey kong.
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Rain Man
02-29-2012, 02:51 PM
Whether they wrote the music or not, they performed it well. They had lots of songs that they liked, including the ones in the opening post, Pleasant Valley Sunday, and a lesser-known one called Shades of Gray that's more of a niche piece. It's a simply written song, but I always really liked it.

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Frankie
02-29-2012, 02:54 PM
'Monkees' was a silly fun show with good music. RIP Davey.

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 02:57 PM
Whether they wrote the music or not, they performed it well. They had lots of songs that they liked, including the ones in the opening post, Pleasant Valley Sunday, and a lesser-known one called Shades of Gray that's more of a niche piece. It's a simply written song, but I always really liked it.

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Shades of Gray is one of my favorite songs!

BoneKrusher
02-29-2012, 02:59 PM
more info on Davy:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/showbiz/obit-davy-jones/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Rain Man
02-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Shades of Gray is one of my favorite songs!

That's cool. It's certainly one of their lesser known ones, but I've always liked it.

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 03:02 PM
That's cool. It's certainly one of their lesser known ones, but I've always liked it.

Me too, I thought it was beautiful song

blaise
02-29-2012, 03:04 PM
I lived in Central PA for a few years. Supposedly he had a horse ranch somewhere out there that he lived on for quite a while.

VikesFan
02-29-2012, 03:21 PM
Another song I love is Early Morning Blues and Greens

bobbymitch
02-29-2012, 04:21 PM
FOR SALE RIGHT NOW ON EBAY..


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-GTO-MONKEE-MOBILE-/251007731245?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3a713a062d

"THIS CAR IS THE REAL DEAL REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL"

Huh?:hmmm:

Huffmeister
02-29-2012, 04:27 PM
Hey, look, the Monkees. They were a huge influence on the Beatles.

Tuckdaddy
02-29-2012, 04:45 PM
RIP Davy. Enjoy your locker.

HAHAHA! ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

That's a good one kido.