Davy Jones, R.I.P.: Five Best Monkees Songs

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Davy Jones, former lead singer of the made-for-TV band the Monkees, died today in a hospital in Florida, apparently of a heart attack. He was 66.

The star of the NBC comedy series was born in Manchester, England. The Monkees, partly inspired in part by the Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night, turned Jones and his faux band--made up of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork--into stars. 

Their songs, including "I'm a Believer," became chart-topping hits. Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and four daughters from previous marriages. Jones was the first heartthrob for many of the boomer generation. Here are the five best Monkees songs from the band.

1. I'm a Believer

2. Daydream Believer

3. Last Train to Clarksville

4. Valleri

5. A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You

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Just about every article I've seen regarding Davy's death mentions that the Monkees' TV show was partly inspired by the Beatles "A Hard Days Night."  I can't know for sure, but the TV show seems WAY more inspired by the Beatles' "Help!", doesn't it?


Back when popular music (a generic term) was more "innocent" in many ways than the much more varied offerings of today.

I have heard a lot of modern music of the folk and alternative genres quite interesting.

Reveled in the Barenaked Ladies Rock Spectacle CD.

And I remain a Disgruntled Old Coot huddled within a shanty over yonder 'cross the holler atop the Ozark Plateau, y'all.

Soho_d J
Soho_d J

So long Davey the Monkees were good fun when I was little.

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