Story by Hal.
Cary, NC – Davy Jones, lead singer of the Monkees, passed away yesterday in Florida at the age of 66. Facebook and Twitter lit up with tributes, so I thought it might be a good time to post a song that’s been going through my head.
Ex-Monkee Micky Dolenz gave a lengthy interview on Piers Morgan last night. He said his friend David led a healthy life, was involved in horse racing and training (Jones had apprenticed to be a jockey before the Monkees) and that his death was a complete shock. “He would have been the last one I would have thought,” Dolenz said. “I would have thought it would have been me,” he said with a laugh and a flash of the humor that made him such a popular character on the show.
Dolenz said after more than 40 years, he and Jones were great friends. They toured together as the Monkees last summer. “We even got a great review from Rolling Stone!” Dolenz quipped.
Day Dream Believer
Day Dream Believer is a song with a pedigree. It was composed by John Stewart shortly before he left The Kingston Trio.
It was recorded by the Monkees in 1967. According to Wikipedia:
Davy Jones, of course, sings the lead vocal.
You can also view this video on YouTube.