Davy Jones, the cute Monkee, has died. :-(

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    Feb 29, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    Why always the cute one?!?

    "The Monkees singer Davy Jones has died at the age of 66, TMZ reports. A rep for Jones revealed that he passed away Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack. ..."
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    RIP - he caught the last train to Davey Jones locker icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    Somehow I don't think he's going to get the air-time Whitney did but there might be a slight rise in the Ebay asking price for an authentic Monkee's lunch-box.
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    Feb 29, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    Not a big fan as a kid, but I've seen clips of a few of their songs. May he rest in peace............he was a nice guy, by all accounts. One question: Why did three of the Monkeys take part in retrospectives and make appearances but the fourth guy - Mike Nesmeth (sp?) avoid it all? Anyone know what his deal was?
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    Feb 29, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    RIP Davy

    was too young for the first go round of the Monkees but watched it the reruns in the 70s while growing up

    Monkees did have some good songs
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    Feb 29, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    I saw him in Oliver in NY in 1964. He was talented and good-looking
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    Feb 29, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    RIP Davy...remember watching the Monkees afternoons on Nickelodeon..good stuff...here's a clip of my favorite Davy Jones guest appearance.

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    Feb 29, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidNot a big fan as a kid, but I've seen clips of a few of their songs. May he rest in peace............he was a nice guy, by all accounts. One question: Why did three of the Monkeys take part in retrospectives and make appearances but the fourth guy - Mike Nesmeth (sp?) avoid it all? Anyone know what his deal was?


    His mother invented "Liquid Paper" in her kitchen sink in the 60's and sold it to some big corporation for @ $40 million(?)
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    The Monkees? Did people still listen to pop groups 50 years after the tanked?
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    they just did a tribute to him on my radio. Tomorrow they're doing a full day dedicated to him. icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    The cute one was the sexy tall dude who always wore a hat. icon_smile.gif

    Davy could sing though - props to the musician.
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    olorin saidThe Monkees? Did people still listen to pop groups 50 years after the tanked?


    People STILL listen to The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zep, Pink Floyd. The Doors, and many many more 50 years later.The Monkees were representative of their time, and songs were written by some amazing composers. I just can't see turning on a radio station (if there are any) 50 years from now and hearing the dj say "remember THIS hot hit from Eminem?!"
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
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    Jockbod48 saidNot a big fan as a kid, but I've seen clips of a few of their songs. May he rest in peace............he was a nice guy, by all accounts. One question: Why did three of the Monkeys take part in retrospectives and make appearances but the fourth guy - Mike Nesmeth (sp?) avoid it all? Anyone know what his deal was?


    His mother invented "Liquid Paper" in her kitchen sink in the 60's and sold it to some big corporation for @ $40 million(?)

    True. But that's not the reason. Nesmith became wealthy in his own right as a movie and theatrical producer, and has no interest in the Monkees or any part of that part of his life.


    Name some of his big time movie and theatrical productions.......icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    Too many people, too soon. icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 29, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    I find it sort of odd why people think "showbiz" people are supposed to remain friendly and on good terms or live in their gloried past etc with their former coworkers moreso than any ordinary people do. Just because you worked with someone/people doesn't mean you had to like it nor that you have to be tied to it and them for the rest of your life. Puzzling indeed
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    Mar 01, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidI find it sort of odd why people think "showbiz" people are supposed to remain friendly and on good terms or live in their gloried past etc with their former coworkers moreso than any ordinary people do. Just because you worked with someone/people doesn't mean you had to like it nor that you have to be tied to it and them for the rest of your life. Puzzling indeed


    Indeed. I found out that Peter Tork bought out the final four years of his Monkees contract at $150K per year in 1968 - the equivalent today of $925K!!
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    Mar 01, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
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    Jockbod48 saidNot a big fan as a kid, but I've seen clips of a few of their songs. May he rest in peace............he was a nice guy, by all accounts. One question: Why did three of the Monkeys take part in retrospectives and make appearances but the fourth guy - Mike Nesmeth (sp?) avoid it all? Anyone know what his deal was?


    His mother invented "Liquid Paper" in her kitchen sink in the 60's and sold it to some big corporation for @ $40 million(?)


    Gillette for $47.5 million in 1980 - PLUS royalties for the next ten years too!
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    Mar 01, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidOne question: Why did three of the Monkeys take part in retrospectives and make appearances but the fourth guy - Mike Nesmeth (sp?) avoid it all? Anyone know what his deal was?


    Did you leave something out?

    "That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you," he [Nesmith] continued, "I will miss him, but I won't abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane. David's spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us."

    Read more: http://www.eonline.com/news/monkees_react_davy_jones_death_mike/297814#ixzz1nq7IpTdy

    I loved the Monkees when I was a kid. I can remember the reruns in the 80s.
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    Mar 01, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    $400 and you can ask Mickey Dolenz all about the Monkees for 12 minutes

    [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-Minute-Phone-Call-MICKY-DOLENZ-MONKEES-Support-MAKE-A-WISH-/110830140900?_trksid=p4340.m1374&_trkparms=algo%3DPI.WATCH%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D15%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6687090809234515089[/url]

    for some reason won't let me past the actual link..
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    Mar 01, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    i saw him live when i was 12 at Disney World!
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    Mar 01, 2012 7:42 AM GMT
    I heard about this on the radio as I was coming home. So sad icon_sad.gif I only know two of their songs but I remember a couple of the reruns when I was a kid and I thought he was SOOOO cute! Of course by then he was already in his late 40s but I didn't care, lol icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 01, 2012 7:51 AM GMT
    i loved the monkeys when they first aired.... all thought it was the Monkeymobile i was in love with....
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    Mar 01, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidLet's be honest here....the Monkees were the "Jersey Shore" of their day----a group of affable, talentless nobodies who had their 15 minutes and then sank into a well-deserved obscurity.

    Trust me, in 30 years we'll all be weeping when Snooki bites the dust.


    But they could sing (no autotune back then). They weren't getting drunk, acting an ass, and talking about gym, tan, laundry.
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    Mar 01, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    Other interesting facts: in 1967, the Monkees sold more albums than the Beatles and Stones combined! In 1973, Mickey Dolenz auditioned for the role of Fonzie on Happy Days. Mike Nesmith won the 1981 video of the year Grammy Award - the first given - for an hour long collection called Elephant Parts.
    AND most amusing of all...

    Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees 1967 tour after Mickey Dolenz met the guitarist at the Monterey Pop Festival.