Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Noooooooooooo! Davey Jones dies at 66



From ew, Monkees singer Davy Jones has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 66. Martin County Florida’s District 19 Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the news, first reported by TMZ. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death, which happened earlier today, according to TMZ.

Jones joined the Monkees in 1965 along with Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork. Their hits include “I’m a Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “Daydream Believer,” and “Last Train to Clarksville.”

 [Edit by Johnny Sweatpants] Posted above is my favorite Davey Jones song Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow). Penned by Neil Diamond it pretty much has everything you could ever ask for in a Davey song including parentheses (which for some reason always makes me laugh when they're in song titles). The song centers around his typical conundrum of falling in love with two girls. The best part is near the end when he tenderly whispers "Mary, I love you" followed immediately by "Sandra, I love you".

8 comments:

Octopunk said...

Aww, bummer. I'm listening to "Valleri" right now. "I'm a Believer" is next.

I only have four Monkees songs. The other two are "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" and "Last Train to Clarksville."

JPX said...

I saw them in concert last summer!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Holy crap I just checked my iPod and I have 106 Monkees songs.

Well I'm thoroughly bummed out now. He was ever so lovable. I watched a Monkees episode with Davey on commentary and it was hilarious. He didn't add any insight, he just kept laughing at his own antics, saying things like "that's hilarious - where did we come up with this stuff?!"

Peter's been battling cancer for a while now so pretty soon Davey will have a pal to Monkee around with in heaven.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Hey JPX - thanks for copying me those episodes! The timing was eerily perfect.

Catfreeek said...

Noooooooooo!!!!

DCD said...

Man, I JUST found out about this! I'm totally bummed! What a suck. He was pretty young too. Lame.

AC said...

wah, sad!!!!

The Mr. said...

Sucks!!!!Davy and Micky D were my favs