RIP, Davy Jones
It’s a sad day in Clarksville; Monkees singer Davy Jones has died at the age of 66.
I’m old enough to remember when the Monkees first came on the scene, and I was prepared to really hate them, because they were a pre-fabricated band intended to capitalize on the success of the Beatles. But they turned out to be more musically interesting than anyone predicted, even if the instruments were played by studio musicians and the songs were written by other people (Mike Nesmith was the only real musician in the band), and they had a string of memorable hit songs.
Davy Jones will be missed.