R. I. P. Davy Jones — Updated

Davy Jones of the Monkees died earlier today in Florida.  He was my first real teen idol crush. My love of Brits started young. My prayers are with his wife and daughters.

Take care–Susan Kaye

 

UPDATE: Here’s a little inside Hollywood about

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Jones, the Monkees, and  and the influence they and their creators had on our culture. Ed Driscoll’s How Davy Jones Changed the World.

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4 thoughts on “R. I. P. Davy Jones — Updated

  1. Laura Hile

    Davey Jones was a teen crush of mine, too. From afar. The guys I really loved were found in the pages of books: sweet Regency novels and Victoria Holt gothic mystery-romances, And Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.

    Who were the others we sighed over (or enjoyed listening to?) David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman! I think I had a Bobby Sherman poster in my room, but I got tired of it. (I cite this as a prime reason not to get a tattoo!)

    Davey Jones seemed like such an upbeat, cheerful fellow. That’s how I’ll remember him.

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    1. Susan Kaye Post author

      The sad thing is, these three guys represent the height of my musical fanship. I had an album of each of them and haven’t spent a lot on music since. It always broke my heart that Bobby Sherman sang, “Julie, Julie, Julie do you love me,” and not “Suzie, Suzie, Suzie do you love me.” (Thought I can not ABIDE being called Suzie. Welcome to the Bublegum Sisterhood, Laura.

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  2. Rebecca

    I’ve loved a few Monkees songs since I was a kid listening to “The Oldies” on the radio, then discovered the show in my teens and collected more of their music. I can’t picture Davy at 66! (Not long enough for a lifespan, my brain cries!)

    I may have to get out the turntable and Monkees LPs tomorrow…

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  3. Robin Helm

    I always liked the Monkees, and Davy was my favorite. They were clean cut and cute, unlike the Beatles. I liked David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman, too, Laura.

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