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I was in intermediate high school when Monkees fever hit the United States (for the second time around), and I pulled out my mother's vinyl records, bought every new single and album, and watched reruns of The Monkees faithfully on MTV. One of my favorite memories of those years was seeing the band play during their 20th Anniversary Tour in 1986, which was a ridiculously fun and fabulous concert.



Less than four years ago, in the fall of 2008, I had the good fortune to see Davy Jones perform solo (and here's my mini-review).

It's sad news that Davy Jones now is gone. The end of an era indeed. *holds up virtual lighter*

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agentxpndble
Feb. 29th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell no... No. NO. NO.

:::goes back to bed:::
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Only sixty-six! :(
lin4gondor
Feb. 29th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sad, too! I followed his career in my young teen days, and loved the TV series! :-(
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Isn't it a shame? Sounds like we had much the same experience with the Monkees. *hugs*
wellinghall
Feb. 29th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'd just seen that :-(
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Very sad news!
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eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
Awww! I bet we had the same tapes. (Ah, the days before CDs and MP3s...) Hugs to you and your sister.
reynardine
Feb. 29th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
I went to one of their concerts in the 1980's, and they were fantastic. I used to love their show when I was a little kid. And yes, Davy was my favorite.

Such sad news!
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
It sounds like we had much the same experience with the Monkees. Very sad indeed! :(
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eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Yes, definitely still young, relatively speaking! The sixties are the new forties, aren't they? Very sad indeed. :(
methylviolet10b
Feb. 29th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh NO. Just...oh oh oh. So sad. I too watched them on MTV, and went to see them on their 20th anniversary tour. I'm just...

*whimpers*
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)
It sounds like we had similar experiences/loves re: the Monkees. Very sad news indeed. *hugs you*
methylviolet10b
Mar. 8th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
*hugs you back*

Yes. Mike was always my favorite Monkee, but I loved them all, and it's just stunning to realize that one of them is gone now.

Just so sad. :-(
domynoe
Feb. 29th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that. :)
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
My (sad) pleasure. :)
chorale
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
He died so young! I thought Davy's accent was so exotic when I was 5. This really bums me out.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
Yes!!! I'm used to posting "R.I.P.s" about authors or actors or the like in their eighties and nineties. Davy Jones was a pup, relatively speaking, and still very much full of life.

I join you in being bummed out. :(

(And he did have a lovely accent, speaking as well as singing.)
travels_in_time
Mar. 1st, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
I am much more upset about this than I would have thought. I was in middle school when Nickelodeon was airing endless repeats of the show, and it was my first fandom to share with someone else. My friend and I watched every episode faithfully, recorded the musical interludes into our boomboxes and made mixtapes, and passed endless notes in classes about our guys, although she was a Davy fangirl and I was a Mike one.

It really is like a piece of my childhood is gone.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
I am much more upset about this than I would have thought.

I feel the same way!

Your description of your fannish fun with friends reminds me so much of my own experience - the mixtapes, the episodes, the shared enthusiasm.

It's very sad, isn't it?
clara_posts
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
I came home from work to this news last night. It's so sad. I had such a crush on Davy Jones when I was wee. I've always believed you could tell a lot about a woman by who her favourite member of The Monkees was. For me, Davy set the mould for my lifelong affection towards small, sweet-faced men.

::sigh::

Edited at 2012-03-01 07:28 am (UTC)
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
I've always believed you could tell a lot about a woman by who her favourite member of The Monkees was.

So true! I remember having in-depth conversations about this with my schoolmates. It was a kind of personality test, wasn't it?

Very sad indeed.
cookiefleck
Mar. 1st, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
Agree, so sad.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 1st, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed.
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