RIP Davy Jones

Pic: bbc.co.uk

I’m sad to hear that Davy Jones, of The Monkees, died earlier today of a sudden heart attack. He was 66.

The Monkees were the first made for TV band. Davy Jones was the only Englishman in the group, the other 3 members, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, were American.  The very popular show, about a struggling band and the outrageous situations they would get themselves into,  ran from 1966 – 1968 but the band continued recording until 1971. Their most famous songs have to be Daydream Believer and I’m a Believer (which has been covered by many artists).

Growing up, The Monkees repeats always seemed to be shown during school holidays. I loved that show – actually I have to confess that, to this day, if I happen to come across an episode I have to stop and watch! I instantly fell in love with the mischevious, cute, Monkee, Davy Jones. Since then he has always been my favourite Monkee.

Before The Monkees, Davy appeared in an episode of Coronation Street (1961) as Colin Lomax. After The Monkees split, Davy continued acting, appearing in a number of TV shows and on the stage. The Monkees popularity hasn’t waned. Over the years they reformed for a few reunion tours.

Below are some of Davy’s The Monkees moments.

The Monkees Intro 

The Monkees singing I’m A Believer in the 60s

Davy singing Daydream Believer at a Monkees reunion concert in June 2011

Thanks for the entertainment Davy! RIP.

Sarina

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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