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Davy Jones Tribute celebrates man behind the Monkee

April 5, 2012 by  
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From: Brad Waddell, Webmaster

Thanks to everyone who attended the sold-out Davy Jones tribute April 3, it was a joy to attend not only for the love and affection for Davy show by the many performers and band mates in attendance, but also the large number of  web fans who showed their support for! We are more than grateful for your support because we do this web page and alert list for the fans!

Peter and Micky

The show featured tributes from many contemporaries of Davy, friends and family as well, starting out with 2 of his 4 daughters, Talia Jones and Anabelle Jones, the master of ceremonies was “Cousin Brucie” Morrow, Monkees TV show alumnis Deana Martin, Tommy James and members of Davys backing band through the years.

There were many video clips of rare Davy moments, including Davy working on projects outside the Monkees, including “Your Personal Penguin” and his horses.

The touring band performed many rarely performed Davy songs such as “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and “Rainy Jane”. They also concocted special lyrics to the song “Mary, Mary” and sang it as “Davy, Davy, where’ve you gone to?” before introducing Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz to sing “Hangin Round”, “You and I”, “I’m a Believer” and finally “Daydream Believer”.

The show was a charity event to benefit the Davy Jones Equine Foundation, dedicated to resuce of injured horses. Donations will be taken at the new domain name, although at the time if this writing, there is no web site there. The organizers told me to refer you to email address: if you wish to make a contribution. Donations to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund can also be mailed to:  PO BOX 121432 Nashville Tennessee 37212.

We made a special gift for fan club members who attended with their special badges, a lighted pendant, which you could see all over the concert hall lighting up the faces trying to hold back the tears.

We gave these colorful gadgets away free to everyone we could find with the fan club badge, but got mobbed by others who also wanted one, so i guess the were the hit of the show!

Sorry to anyone we could not accommodate, but it was not permitted for us to sell them at the charity event. We do have a number of them available on ebay for purchase now if you want a little part of the history of that night, and we hope to simply make back the cost of making the item for the fans on that special night!

Photo Gallery: Zimbio

Below Photos Brad Waddell

Below Photos courtesy Mercury News Service

Talia Jones

Talia Jones and Annabel Jones

Micky Dolenz

 Micky Dolenz

Peter Tork

Drummer Sandy Genarro

Gene Cornish of The Rascals

Bruce ‘Cousin Brucie’ Morrow and Tommy James

Deana Martin

Drummer Sandy Genarro



12 Responses to “Davy Jones Tribute celebrates man behind the Monkee”
  1. ghostwriter56 says:

    Thank you SO much Brad for making us part of this! I couldn’t go to NYC but the photos are so wonderful! Thanks also for making available those cool lights you guys had! I bought two of them, one for me and one for a friend!

  2. TianDream says:

    Thank you Brad for providing us the coverage when we couldn’t get there. I especially loved the photo of Talia and Annabel hugging. Also, thank you for the link for ManchesterCowboy. As an ethical vegan, I would be honored to help horses in David’s name.

  3. TianDream says:

    Hi, I just tried the link and it’s not working. It comes up as a buy this domain type site. I hope the bugs can get worked out soon. Thank you.

  4. hummergirl37 says:

    I was at BB Kings but I had to leave at midnight to catch the bus back to NJ. It was a wonderful outpouring of love for Davy. Does anyone know what time the show went until? I was curious.

  5. brad says:

    till 12:30.

  6. brad says:

    i mentioned this in the article – web site is not ready, use the email given.

  7. firsttruelove says:

    I so wish I could have shared this event with other big fans. Thanks for including us that were too far away to attend. I was there in spirit, but I wish I could have seen Micky and Peter together in person!

  8. ozmonkeeman says:

    Thanks Brad ! … We Australians give you a big thumbs up for keeping the rest of the world informed of whats happening with Davy and the rest of the boys ! Also just brought a davy necklace from ebay . thanks for all the hard work you put in for us Monkees fans … Well Done from Down Under … Eric ( Ozmonkeeman )

  9. MaryVows says:

    I expected heavy emotions at BB King’s on Tuesday night, but part way through the memorial, I turned to my friend Lauren and said, “I feel inspired.” That I did not expect. I was so struck by story after story of Davy’s generous heart and kindness to strangers, to family, to the mothers of his band mates! The story about Davy being late because he got out of his car to direct traffic around a pothole, while his wife ran around looking for something to fill it, was comical. But what an illustration of an extremely rare level of responsibility to others. He seemed to live in a constant state of joyful helpfulness.

    We saw that enormous grace and awareness instilled in his daughters. One of the most touching moments, was Anabelle talking about how she and her sisters always had to share their father with his fans. Instead of resentment, she acknowledged that their own lives were richer as a direct result of the love and support Davy’s fans gave him, that their lives would have been different without it, and how thankful she was for it. Extraordinary.

    The gathering was unpolished, arranged quickly and attended by people who felt they just had to be there. As the night progressed, it seemed to be more cathartic for the musicians than for anyone else. They told their stories and chose songs with personal meaning. There could be no way for them to move on without getting through performing those songs for the first time without Davy, without his voice, his presence, his wit. And somebody had to pick up the tambourine.

    There was nothing more moving though, than hearing Micky’s voice choke up as he started to sing Daydream Believer, and his release of raw emotion at the end of his “brother’s” signature song. I hope he felt the love in the room flowing toward the stage to carry him through. If not, know it now, Micky. We know it was hard. Thank you.

    And thanks to special little gifts, one could look around the room and see Davy’s light glowing over people’s hearts everywhere.

    Viva Davy Jones! Viva!

    Mary C.
    Weehawken, NJ

  10. fuzzy says:


    Thanks so much for your pictures and recollections of the evening. I was there in spirit. I had the pleasure of meeting Davy many times over the years. He was always so gracious and kind to me.

    My best wishes to his family.

    Barb K.

  11. CharlieMC says:

    Brad, can you possibly add TITLES to your actual link? When I tried to share this at Facebook, I get a link that reads: (No Title) — and that’s really not working for FB purposes (or mine)…

    Great article! Sorry I couldn’t be there. I’m a big fan of this website and your email notices, by the way. Thanks for all you do!

  12. brad says:

    facebook has blocked our web site so there nothing i can do unfortunately, my messages to them are ignored and i know of no way to reach them. brad

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