Davy Jones, Not Davy Crocket, A Tribute to a Very Talented Man 1945 -2012
Davy Jones Audition
Davy Jones Preview
As you can see from the website address, it's a preview at biography.com, this one I could not get in as a video, so I posted it up like this for you to visit.
Davy Jones, Last Interview
A Tribute to a very Talented Man
30th December 1945 - 29th February 2012
This year it will be three years since David Jones of the Monkees passed away 29th February 2012. The memories still live on of this talented, gifted guy:-
Davy had been every little girl’s youthful dream; an attractive, dashing adolescent English man, born at 20 Leamington Street, Openshaw, Manchester on the 30 December 1945. So there is no perplexity between the names David Jones and David Bowie. I Speak of David Jones of the 1960s pop group The Monkees.
Nonetheless, to stop the mistake with the two famous names David Jones of the 1960s period. David Robert Jones modified his surname Jones to that of David Bowie, another truly gifted English artiste who has been in the music industry since the 1960s celebrating his 68th birthday this year 8th January. David Thomas Jones stayed Davy Jones of the Monkees.
Davy had complained of pains in his chest whilst attending his 14 horses on his home farm at Indiantown Florida on 29th February 2012 causing a heart attack and he passed away later that day. Since then the memories are still alive right up 'til the present day of this great looking man who savoured life to the full is wholly missed by devoted fans of The Monkees.
Davy Jones began his profession in acting. This 15-year-old appeared in one scene of the well-know soap opera Coronation Street on British TV as Ena Sharples grandson 6th March 1961, additionally in an acting part in a BBC arrangement called Z-Cars another British drama program about the police. Research says, after his mother had passed on when he was 14, my processed results put him at the age 15 in March of 1961. I am assuming this finished his acting profession. Davy's professional vocational needs changed with the desire being a jockey by taking up an apprenticeship at Newmarket with Coach Basil Foster.
Basil Foster became his mentor, who had connections in the West End of London. It was from here when a companion who worked in the theatre approached Basil searching for a making a guarantee to actor, to give a role as the character, the Artful Dodger in "Oliver" the musical. To this Basil answered "I've got the Kid", obviously; Davy was cast for the part. Oliver the musical went from London to Broadway where Davy acquired a Tony Award for his great work in the musical. 9th February 1964. The 18-year-old showed up with a co-star Georgia Brown who had the character-part of Nancy in the Oliver. It was at The Ed Sullivan Show where The Beatles made their first introduction. Youthful Davy saw from the side of the stage and saw all the young ladies shouting. Said to himself, "this is it; I need a bit of that"
After his debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, in the 1960s he found himself appearing on American TV in the scenes of Ben Casey and The Farmer's Daughter. If it were not for the for the filmmakers of Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider in the 1960s with the idea of making a rock and roll T.V series about fictional four musicians based on the group The Beatles, I do not think we will have heard about this sensational 1960’s pop group, magically put together magically out of 400 auditions in September 1965. The Monkees TV show aired from 1966 to 1971. When the series of The Monkees ended in 1971 Davy carried on with his singing and acting.
Davy Jones savoured life he would not want his fans mourning, for he provided the world his talented ability and he would want these memories cherished. http://www.davyjones.net
A list of songs
A Looks Like a full catologue of songs to listen to your hearts desire.
1945 - 2012
Davy Jones, Not Davy Crockett
Davy Davy Jones, not Davy Crockett.
So please, don’t mock it.
He did not come from Tennessee
But, an English man through and through.
All he wanted, for you and me
Was to be that Entertainer,
Who can sing, act, dance and be that horse trainer.
He acted and appeared in Coronation Street
Where young loves does meet.
Alas! In Oliver Twist, he was the Artful Dodger
Who could not be your lodger?
For a nominated Tony award, for his craft so dear.
Yet! His love of horses was near.
Winning so bold and brave
But, yet he still could not behave.
Davy Davy Jones with a twinkle in his eye.
He left for America
To follow his hearts desire.
To be a Monkee,
So! They did hire;
To be with Mike Nesmith,
Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork
Then the whole world began to talk.
For three long years,
They were pre-fab four
Not Beatle Mania
Lasted no more.
The Monkees as bold as brass,
Had all teenagers in tears
With songs that lasted for years and years.
I’m a Believer, A little bit of me, a little bit of you,
Words, Valerie, Daydream Believer.
All these songs of yester-year has made their mark,
When the Monkees laughed, joked and larked.
Davy Davy Jones a teenager’s young love and idol.
Davy Davy Jones, not Davy Crocket.
He lived in Florida
Where the sun shines brightly,
He never took singing,
Dancing and acting ever so lightly.
He longed for the nineteen eighties,
When the world regained interest
He returned to his music
To that Monkee he knows best.
Davy Davy Jones he’s back with us.
Davy, Peter, Mickey struggled on through
Later Mike did too.
They toured and they toured throughout the years,
For all their fans
To scream and shout
Without a doubt.
Hey! Hey! We’re the Monkees too,
Let’s keep on Monkeeing around.