Remembering Davy Jones

It has been three years since the sudden and tragic passing of Davy Jones. In his honor, I am re-posting the link to my tribute to him on the Oldies Connection blog, which first went online on March 5, 2012. Davy, we will never forget you and the joy you brought to us all.

Davy Jones

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the music world suffered a tragic loss when ’60s teen idol Davy Jones died suddenly from a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old. A dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom, Jones was residing in Indiantown, Florida at the time of his death.

Read more:

via Oldies Connection: Davy Jones: Farewell, Daydream Believer.

Micky Dolenz on the Monkees’ Reunion With Michael Nesmith

The Monkees - Peter, Michael, Micky

Earlier this month, Monkees fans got the shocking news that reclusive guitarist Michael Nesmith will hit the road with the surviving members of the band for a fall tour. “It’s shocking to us, too,” says Monkee drummer-singer Micky Dolenz. “It just caught us all by surprise. It wasn’t this massive plan that people had been concocting for years or months or anything. It sort of happened organically.”

Read more:

via Micky Dolenz on the Monkees’ Reunion With Michael Nesmith | Music News | Rolling Stone.

Michael Nesmith on His Surprising Return to the Monkees

Michael Nesmith

When Davy Jones tragically passed away in February, many Monkees fans presumed it was the end of the group. Even members of the band thought it was probably over. “There is a faint chance we’ll continue,” Peter Tork told Rolling Stone. “I don’t know whether we could structure something without Davy. I had a couple of thoughts, but I don’t know if they’re workable.”

What he didn’t count on at the time was former Monkee Michael Nesmith returning to the fold. With the exception of a short European run of dates in 1997, Nesmith hasn’t participated in any of the Monkees many reunion tours since their split in 1971.

As Rolling Stone announced this morning, he’s had a change of heart and the three surviving members of the band will hit the road in November. We spoke with Nesmith via e-mail about the reunion tour and his other future plans.

(Read the interview by clicking the link below)

via QA: Michael Nesmith on His Surprising Return to the Monkees | Music News | Rolling Stone.

It’s official: The Monkees are reuniting with Michael Nesmith

The Monkees

Leave it to Monkee Michael Nesmith to let the cat out of the bag. Late Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with news that The Monkees were going to make a big announcement on Wednesday. A photo submitted by Rhino Records featuring only Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork provided a tantalizing hint.

However, Nesmith, who last played with the group during their 1997 30th anniversary tour in the UK, took matters into his own hands and quietly announced on his official Facebook at 12:30 EST that the Monkees are indeed reuniting for 12 U.S. concerts come November.

(Read more by clicking the link below)

via It’s official: The Monkees are reuniting with Michael Nesmith for November shows – National Pop Culture | Examiner.com.

See also: Surviving Monkees to Launch First Tour in 15 Years on RollingStone.com

David Thomas Jones Guest Book

Online guestbook for Davy Jones, powered by Legacy.com.

To leave your condolences for Davy’s family and friends, visit the link below.

David Thomas Jones Guest Book: sign their guest book, share your condolences, or read their obituary at The Palm Beach Post.
David Thomas Jones: 30 Dec 1945 – 29 Feb 2012

R.I.P.