Thursday, March 1, 2012
Rant #686: More On Davy
I was very happy to see that the TV news outlets gave Davy Jones' untimely passing full coverage yesterday and today.
This news was spread across news tickers on all the stations far and wide, and stories on his passing were on both the local news and network newscasts.
CNN's Piers Morgan interviewed Micky Dolenz last night, and the story got the maximum coverage that it should have gotten.
For baby boomers, we all aged a little yesterday.
Reportedly, Jones told a reporter recently that he had been to a doctor, and got a clean bill of health. In fact, the doctor said that he had the heart "of a 25-year old," and that he was in great shape at 66 years of age.
That number 66 is pretty eerie too. Not only was it Jones' age when he died, but 1966 was the year the Monkees debuted.
Very strange indeed.
Here are a couple of links to some interesting sound and video files that I've previously posted elsewhere. Some music, some chat, but all-Monkees.
And Davy was, ultimately the penultimate Monkee, probably the greatest pure teen idol of all time.
I think you will enjoy these files as much as I did posting them.
Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz -Tomorrow Show, 9-1-77.mp3
Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz -Tomorrow Show, 9-1-77 (2).mp3
001. Dream World.mp3
001. Monkees - Valleri.mp3
003. We Were Made For Each Other.mp3
005. Daydream Believer_2.mp3
008. The Poster.mp3
010. Monkees - It's Nice To Be With You.mp3
Posted by Larry at 3:50 AM