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Tribute: Davy Jones of The Monkees

posted by Nell Minow

I loved The Monkees. Sometimes referred to as “the pre-fab four” because they were artificially created to imitate the “Fab Four” Beatles, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, and Davy Jones soon became more than four actors in a television show.  They were a real group with real hits.

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Davy Jones was “the cute one.”  He was a teenager training as a jockey when he was cast as the Artful Dodger in the London and then the Broadway production of “Oliver!”  He sang lead on some of The Monkees’ biggest hits.

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And he made a memorable guest appearance on “The Brady Bunch.”  Oh, how we wished we were Marcia!

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Jones died this week at age 66.  May his memory be a blessing.

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