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FOR ALL SH READERS!! TAKIN’ A SH DETOUR… THE MONKEES’ DAVY JONES HAS DIED… TOOK THE LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE…HOPE DAVY WAS A BELIEVER!…VIDEO

POSTED FEBRUARY 29, 2012  1:50 pm

Today is a day which comes along every four years…  February 29, otherwise known as

LEAP YEAR!

To honor Leap Year… today is a Shana-free day.  There will be no posts re Shana and ask that discussions re Shana be kept to a minimum.

ALSO… just heard that Davy Jones of the Monkees has died of a heart attack!  Davy was 66 years old…

                                 Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Mickey Dolenz…

In October 2010, Davy Jones was talking about a Monkees reunion tour… don’t think that happened.  

Davy was the “cute” Monkee and was still “cute!”

Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner’s office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News.

Jones was most famous for his role in the pop group The Monkees, which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name.  Their hits included “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” They also charted with the theme song from the show.
The Monkees sold more than 50 million records.

After “The Monkees” disbanded in 1971, Jones sang solo as well as with various reincarnations of the group.  He also acted on stage and screen, with his most famous TV appearance as himself on “The Brady Bunch,” in an episode where Marcia Brady was the president of his fan club and tried to get the singer to appear at her school dance. He also played Fagin in “Oliver!” on Broadway.  Recently, he played himself on an episode of “Sponge Bob Square Pants.”  He released his final album in 2009.

Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters from previous marriages.

MORE INFO FROM DAVY JONES’ LOCAL PAPER(Thanks to SH reader “NR”!!)

A publicist for former Monkees vocalist Davy Jones has confirmed the rocker died Wednesday morning of a heart attack in Indiantown.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Jones complained he wasn’t feeling well earlier in the morning. Fire rescue responded and took him to Martin Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death at this time and the Office of the Medical Examiner will investigate the cause of death.

Jones was 66 years old and was involved with many charities in the Indiantown area.

His wife, Jessica Pacheco, was a flamenco dancer and performed with her group, Flamenco Express, at the Lyric Theatre last week.

Jones joined the Monkees in 1965 as part of a TV show about a rock ‘n’ roll band. He has perfomed to benefit local organizations, such as the Indiantown Education Coalition, an organization that provides scholarships for students, provides grants for classroom supplies and funds student field trips.  This story will be updated.

Just some trivia: Michael Nesmith’s mother invented “Liquid Paper”… which is why Michael was not  receptive to offers of touring with the Monkees or making appearances with his former bandmates.   Michael is rich… VERY RICH!

 

AND… WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO LET ALL KNOW THE ANSWERS TO SOME EMAILS WHICH ARE CONTINUING TO BE SENT TO SH:

  • SH STILL does not know how to procure any of Simon Barney’s new tequila!  SH has no information re the distributor; nor how to contact Simon Barney himself!  Although SH has heard that Simon’s tequila has gotten good reviews, SH still does not know how you can contact Simon!!  
  • And, especially for “Reiko.”  SH cannot assist you with your litigation matter involving your ex-husband!   
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29 comments on “FOR ALL SH READERS!! TAKIN’ A SH DETOUR… THE MONKEES’ DAVY JONES HAS DIED… TOOK THE LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE…HOPE DAVY WAS A BELIEVER!…VIDEO

    • Me too BSL….Were you a Davey fan?…..I just loved Micky. I’m sorry now that I didn’t join my high-school girlfriends and go to their reunion show.

      • i was mostly a davy jones and peter tork fan. i liked all of them, though, honestly. i can’t help but think of liquid paper when i think of the monkees, though. this is sad news, he was way too young.

        so sorry you missed the reunion show, but who would have expected this news?

        • You really do think you have all of the time in the world for things like that…It is too sad.

          On a lighter note, I’m glad your getting around and hope your dancing soon.

          You asked how I was on a different post which I couldn’t find to answer so I hope I can answer here. I’m good and just waiting for the tour season to begin so I can start leading students tours again. Wish I had some down in New Orleans! Love your town.

          • and we love people that come and see us, so come on down! tours for a college admissions office or student tour trips?

            well, now we know we have to go see our favorite performers every chance we get, huh?

            • Student tours…I take people from all over the world to major cities in the US…They come to this country to learn how to speak english and I help them learn US history….mostly DC, NYC and Chi-town for me, but the companies go everywhere in the states.

            • Funny because last time we were in Chicago, there was a big student tour group that we kept running into & a few of those kids were wild, but considering the size of the group, as a whole, it was pretty impressive. I’m sure you’re looking forward to the season starting again.

            • Love the energy that working with students gives me. Chicago has become a fun place to go with student groups…..I live near the bean if you know what that means.

            • that’s very cool! now i’m craving frango mints, although not the same if not bought from marshall field’s with that beautiful tiffany ceiling. i love your city, so we need to figure out how we can trade homes a couple of months out of the year.

            • I’d like to do that some time….I use to go and watch the ladies make the frango’s all the time.

  1. My sister just texted me with this news; we use to watch the Monkee’s on Saturday mornings and we had their albums. RIP Mr. Jones!

  2. Grew up watching this show…loved the music too. Sixty-six is seeming awfully young to me now. A reminder that we best enjoy every day. RIP Davy and thanks for the good memories!

  3. Just read this, made me sick and sad. I loved him. I interviewed his agent back in the early 1990s, and happened to mention how much I loved Davy Jones, and I got a personalized, autograph photo in the mail. I just took it out and it’s on my desk.

    So sad. RIP, Davy, you are so loved by so many for the joyous music you gave!

  4. I grew up with the Monkee’s too and vividly remember that Brady Bunch episode. I always wanted to be Marcia anyway and especially when she got my favorite Monkee to take her to the prom! RIP Davy.

  5. My 30’s daughter knows him from Brady Bunch reruns; teen grand daughter from BB movies. I know him as the backdrop to many stages of my life.

    ~~RIP Davy Jones~~ Thank you for the entertainment.

  6. Davy Jones was my first love when I was a teenager. When I was 21, my girlfriend and I were having a girl’s night out and who walks into the bar but Davy Jones! We talked, danced and then he invited me to a party that he and Mickey Dolenz were having. I wanted to go so badly but had to tell him no because I was married. If I had known at the time that I was married to a serial cheater, I would have gone.

    RIP Dear Davy.

  7. RIP Davy Jones….loved the Monkeys and they really sounded awesome on stage, although I’ve only seen them through video!

    Thanks Ms Sh for the detour! You always do very nice tributes and it’s great to read all of the great posters comments because it brings back wonderful memories of growing up in th 60-70’s~ :)

  8. Davy Jones was my very first crush, and to this day, remains a fond memory of a more innocent and simple time. Our loss is certainly heaven’s gain. RIP dear Davy, you’ll be missed by many.

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