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Davy Jones, Not Davy Crocket, A Tribute to a Very Talented Man 1945 -2012

Updated on September 12, 2016

Davy Jones Audition

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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.

The Monkees

A list of songs

A Looks Like a full catologue of songs to listen to your hearts desire.

1945 - 2012

  • PLACE OF DEATH: Florida

Davy Jones at 66
Davy Jones at 66 | Source

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

Monkee Mania,

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.

Day Dream Believer Performed in New York City June 16 2011

A little bit me, A little bit you. R.I.P. Davy Jones


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      Mrs L A Gibb 6 years ago


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      Jools99 6 years ago from North-East UK

      Mrslagibb, nice hub and your poem is a good biography of the band. Nice ending, yes we'll all keep monkeying round!

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      Mrs L A Gibb 6 years ago

      I quite agree about Davy, as child myself back in the sixties, I fell in love with Paul Mccartney, Michael Jackson, Donny Osmond, Davy Jones. 'That girly crush' which you grow up with, and when something happens like this, it leaves you devastated as if you have lost your best friend. I love all the songs, but the one that stands out for Me is I'm a Believer. I had noticed Neil Diamond wrote quite a few of their songs, I am quite sure he wrote them to fit The Monkees image.

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      Mrs L A Gibb 6 years ago

      Thank you for comment DzyMsLizzy. You don't sound like you are a bad fan. I was brought up in the sixties too, brought up on classical music, The Beatles, The Monkees, Jackson 5. To me if you love music that much no matter weather its classical, jazz, Good Pop Music without the bang bang music. It Doesn't make you a bad fan, because its the type of music you love.

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      Mrs L A Gibb 6 years ago

      Thank you Flora, for your comments. When I was writing it, I started to doubt myself about the poem. I too have had tears and it was only earlier to day. I think when you grow up with talented musicians who have made it the music industry, and you hear tragic new like this, its some sort of greaving process. I used to sit glued to the T.V. when the shows were on. I never had the chance to go to one of their concerts. But I quite honestly, think he is now watching down over his fans who have supported Him and The Monkees throughout the years. I do hope His Family, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz and Mike Nesmith get to see this. They are truly a very talented band, who people did not take that much notice of only in the 60's. That is how I feel about them.

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      Jaye Denman 6 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Yours is a lovely tribute to Davy Jones. Daydream Believer was my favorite Monkees song, though I liked all of their recordings. Since I was older than the average Monkees fan, I was drawn to their music more than the TV show (which my kids loved). There was no doubt that Davy's adorable good looks added the "heart throb" element to the group.

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      Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I regret to say that when I heard this news, I had to say, "Who???" While I grew up in the 1960s, and had, indeed, heard of the Monkees, as well as The Beatles, the Beau Brummels, etc... I never was very good at knowing the names of the individual musicians within the bands. Maybe that's because I was an oddball kid--not a 'groupie,' who swooned and screamed over bands. (Even today--"Alabama" is one of my favorite groups, but don't ask me who the individuals are.) :-(

      Yes, I guess that makes me a 'bad fan.'

      However, this is always a sad kind of news--that "end of an era" thing. You've done a nice tribute, here, and I'm sure Mr. Jones appreciates it very much from his new perch....

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      This is beautiful. I love your poem based upon the song Davy Crockett with new lyrics. I read it through once silently and then sang it through.

      Thanks too for having the link to his official website. It is a beautiful message and song they have up on the site. I've been listening to their music and watching clips from the show. They did have a lot of funny skits in that show and I do laugh when I watch them. I'm thinking of the lyrics to the song "Laugh" from more of the Monkees. This hub reminds me of the lines from that song:

      "It's not so hard to find

      Exactly what I'm after.

      Sometimes the tears should fall

      But I require giggles and chuckles..."

      I remember that clip from his audition too. He didn't get to answer that, but obviously tall women had no problem with his height. :)

      I'm sharing this with my followers and tweeting this.