Davy Jones is dead. Despite my snarky headline, shamelessly nicked from my first favorite cousin, I am sad about Davy's death.
No, he didn't really add much, musically, to the Monkees. But he was a constant throughout the band's history. They would not have been as popular as they were without the appeal he held for a large portion of their fans.
The Monkees were an unjustly maligned band. Pretty much everything you probably believe about them is wrong.
Everybody always kissed the tv when Davy came on. Not me! I was a Peter Tork girl.
I was talking about this to the kids the other day. Max thought it was a hoax death. Alexander wasn't sure which was Davy. My daughter thought monkeys had died from heart attacks: "But I LOVE aminals!" :-(