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Me & Davy




I was very sad to hear of the passing of former Monkee Davy Jones. Many of you may not know this, but he was one of my first boyfriends.

My older brother Pat was a fan of the Monkees TV show in its original run on NBC., but quickly grew out of his Monkees phase. While I was a little young to appreciate the dreaminess of Davy then, I was able to get to know hime when  they started running the shows in syndication on Saturday mornings. I was immediately drawn to Davy because he was the littlest one.

That's when Pat gave me his Monkee albums..the first three..The Monkees, More of the Monkees, and Monkees Headquarters. He also gave me a combo record player/ AM radio. I only owned those three records so I played them over and over over.

My two favorite songs were Davy songs..one on each side of the album.."I'll Be True to You," and "I Wanna Be Free."  Even though I haven't heard either in years...I still know them by heart.

The lyrics, by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, are pretty corny, but somehow seem appropriate today.

"I wanna be free..like the bluebirds flying by me, like the waves out on the blue sea.."

Davy is finally free.  Hope he enjoys the flight.






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02/29/2012 1:45PM
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02/29/2012 3:22PM
By the way
That's my original copy of the Monkees debut, in glorious MONO.
03/01/2012 11:59AM
Rest in Peace, Davy
Hi Kitty,Was listening to you this morning talking about Davy; like you, I was the "geeky girl with her first crush" on Davy Jones... (I was 9 years old and wore glasses that I hated). My heart went sad yesterday when I heard of his passing. Rest in Peace Davy - and thanks for the memories!
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