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Friday, March 2, 2012


As a lifelong Monkees fanatic, I must admit that I was a bit surprised (but very touched) to see the outpouring from fans regarding the passing of Davy Jones. I was surprised yet not surprised how much of an impact the Monkees made on such a massive number of friends. Seeing the Monkees TV show as reruns as a very young child made a massive impact on who I am today, and the show and the tunes continue to be a source of happiness in my life.

This track, sang by Davy, was made most famous on The Monkees debut LP and seen often on the TV show. Here, it's given a brassy soulful rendition that takes it from soft, heartfelt ballad to a statement of uncompromised independence by Vivian Reed. Vivian became a very well known actress/ singer on Broadway; Davy got his start in showbiz playing the Artful Dodger in Oliver! on Broadway; I'm sure if he knew of this version he would approve.

Rest in peace, Davy.

from 1968...


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1 comment:

zyderock said...


One of the very first albums I ever got as a kid was the Monkees 1st. Have always loved this song. What an excellent choice and killer version.

Thank you