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Originally posted 09/30/2016 01:45PM
When was the last time you thought about The Iron Horse? Or The Time Tunnel? How about The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.? All are television shows that premiered the second week of September in 1966, and all have effectively faded from memory. Not so with The Monkees, the groundbreaking TV-music-performance project that ran amok across the late '60s pop cultural landscape like Frankenstein's multimedia monster. 50 years later, it's still very much alive.
Originally posted 03/08/2012 03:00PM
True to the hit song, Davy Jones was a daydreamer who made people believe, a priest told mourners at a small, private funeral for the Monkees lead singer on Thursday in Indiantown, Fla.
Jones, who died Feb. 29 at age 66, was "a very Christian hero" who conducted himself "with humility and caring for others," the Rev. Frank O'Loughlin said at the closed-door service at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Although the funeral was held only for close family and friends, a copy of his sermon was provided to the Associated Press.
Originally posted 02/29/2012 05:15PM
Davy Jones's death is surreal for his Monkees band mate Micky Dolenz.
"I am in a state of shock," Dolenz, 66, said in a statement Wednesday. "Davy and I grew up together and shared in the unique success of what became The Monkees phenomena. The time we worked together and had together is something I'll never forget."
Jones, 66, suffered a heart attack where he resided in Indiantown, Fla., on Wednesday morning.
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