Thursday, March 1, 2012

I'm a Believer

I just saw this and was saddened.

There may have been better bands, better musicians and better speakers for our generation, but the Monkees were very entertaining.

I had the pleasure of meeting him many years ago, I believe it was in late 1969.

Very nice and not at all like celebrities today.

Rest in Peace Davy Jones.

Davy Jones dies at 66; Monkees' romantic heartthrob 
The British-born performer sang the leads on several of the Monkees' hits, including 'Daydream Believer' and 'A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You.' The band, created for a TV show, charted numerous hits between 1966 and 1970.
Davy Jones was a promising 18-year-old actor from England when he found himself among the guest performers on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964 — the same night about 75 million people tuned in to catch the American debut of the Beatles. Like so many others who watched the show from near and far, Jones considered it a life-changing experience.

Looking on from the wings as hundreds of teenagers, mostly girls, were screaming ecstatically while listening to the four musicians who came from a town only 20 miles away from his own hometown of Manchester, Jones knew then he wanted a career in pop music rather than theater.

A little more than a year later he auditioned for and was accepted as a member of the Monkees, a pop band created for a television show developed in the wake of the success of the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" film.

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