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Davy Jones on Gold’s Greatest Hits

April 13, 2011 by  
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The Monkees singer Davy Jones has named ‘Penny Lane’ by The Beatles as his Greatest Hit of all Time.

The Manchester-born singer was the only English member of the group, who starred in their own television show and released a string of hits in the 60’s including ‘Daydream Believer’ and ‘I’m A Believer’.

Giving his reasons for choosing the Paul McCartney-penned track, Davy told us: “Because I never heard Paul McCartney play the French horn before. And also because The Beatles are my favourite group of all time.”

‘Penny Lane’ reached number 2 in the UK charts on its release in 1967 as a double A-side with ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, a pairing the band’s producer George Martin thought constituted The Beatles’ best-ever single.

Jones first saw the band perform on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, where he was appearing as a stage actor in a Broadway adaptation of ‘Oliver’. “I watched The Beatles from the side of the stage,” he said. “I saw the girls going crazy, and I said to myself, this is it, I want a piece of that.”

The Fab Four would later become the chief inspiration behind his own group, whom John Lennon once affectionately referred to as “the Marx Brothers of rock”.

The Monkees announced that they’re reuniting for a UK tour in 2011, 45 years after they first got together.

via Davy Jones | Gold’s Greatest Hits | Music | Gold Radio.

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