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Davy Jones surprises ‘Penny Blue’ during party at the Bronco

May 3, 2011 by  
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Penny North’s 50th birthday already was shaping up to be a pretty terrific night.

North, a singer and songwriter, was performing Friday for the first time in a long while at one of the local haunts: the Bronco in Bellevue. Lots of friends came out to hear “Penny Blue” take the stage and sing a full set of original songs. North knew in advance what her closer would be: She would debut an original she calls, “Bellevue Rocks,” sure to get the audience revved up.

Three or four songs in, North heard a commotion behind her. She turned around to find herself face to face with one of her music idols: Davy Jones.

Jones was in Dubuque to perform at the Mississippi Moon Bar in the Diamond Jo Casino Saturday night. North’s husband, Dave, had arranged for Jones to make the trip to Bellevue to surprise his wife. It worked. She was surprised. Stunned, even. Jones stepped up to the microphone and said, “Hi, I’m Davy Jones,” and the place went up for grabs.

“The whole bar just started screaming,” North said. “Well, at least the female half.”

Like a lot of women her age, North grew up loving the Monkees, and


Davy in particular. She has a soft spot for that episode of “The Brady Bunch” where Marsha promises Davy Jones will show up to sing at her school dance. So when the real Davy Jones stood before her and kissed her on both cheeks, well, it made for a pretty incredible birthday. And just like on “The Brady Bunch,” he sang “Girl,” to Penny North, and her ecstatic audience at the Bronco, along with “Daydream Believer” and a couple of other tunes.

“He was gracious and sincere, and so funny,” she said.

You can’t ask for much more than that from an idol.

via TH – Across the Tri-States Article.

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