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Davy Jones Tributes Everywhere!

March 23, 2012 by  
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Official NYC Davy Jones Memorial – April 3, 2012 – Update

From: Brad @

We have been asked who will be appearing at the Official memorial evening. The organizers are not confirming guests at this time. While several special guests are scheduled, It is important to make sure people understand this about David and memorializing his life.

Cousin Brucie is the MC, and some of David’s family will be there.

The Davy Jones Band a/k/a the Monkees 2011 touring band, is the house band.

There will be special surprise guests and multimedia tributes. It will
be a very special, very intimate night with those who loved David and
were a part of his life in music and elsewhere.

There will also be very special event merchandise available, and all
proceeds go to care of David’s horses. All 16 of them.


From: Fred V.

B.B. King’s in New York City, the site of Davy Jones next to last
concert, will be hosting a special tribute to Davy and the Monkees on
Monday, April 9th at 8pm featuring the Blue Meanies who have
previously performed excellent tribute shows to the Monkees, the
Beatles, the Kinks and other great 60’s music.

The Blue Meanies have performed at the Fest For Beatles Fans and will
be at the upcoming Metro Fest that Micky Dolenz will be appearing at,
which will mark Micky’s first public appearance since Davy’s passing.
If things work out, it looks like I’ll be introducing the Blue Meanies
on the B.B. King’s stage, which will be an honor to appear on the same
stage Davy and many other greats like Mike Smith of the DC5 have
performed on. You’ll find details on the April 9th tribute on the B.B.
King’s website.

I hope many on the board here from the New York area will be able to
attend the tribute concert.


From: Was409

The Shorty Blackwells will perform a very special charity concert in
London on April 14th playing the greatest hits and the best album
tracks of The Monkees, in memory of Davy Jones. We’re aiming to raise
£300 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the charity that David was
very involved with

When: Sat April 14th 2012 @ 7.30pm
Where: The Comedy Pub, 7 Oxendon St, Leicester Square, London SW1Y 4EE
Cost: £5.50 (advance) £7 door.

We’ve set up the event webpage at

There you’ll find event details, and details of how to save over 20%
on tickets for this great event, so click over there now and get in
the mood

If you’re on facebook you’ll have seen our event page also!/events/399358310091077/

Pleasae ‘like’ us, and feel free to tell/invite your friends along too.

If there’s a Monkees song you’d like to see in the set, do let us know
via facebook or the website and we’ll see what we can do

We’re long term Monkees fans (look at our name!) and we’d love all the
true Monkees fans in the UK to come together to honour David’s memory
at this special concert. Thank-you


‘A Tribute to Davy Jones’

March 30
Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL
Tickets, $29-$55
(630) 962-7000

Ron Onesti will host A Tribute to Davy Jones at his Arcada Theatre in
St. Charles March 30, before the Bill Medley and the Righteous
Brothers concert.

“He was a very good friend,” Onesti said. “He loved St. Charles. When
I first brought him in, he thought it was a very lovely, welcoming
town. He literally walked the streets and people couldn’t believe it.
He was just a really, really good guy and once you became his friend,
you had a friend for life.”

The tribute show will include the band The Pondhawks performing
Monkees songs, and some common and rare video footage from the “The
Monkees” TV show, as well as footage of Jones performing.

“It’s classic Monkees video footage and a live music retrospective …
Then I’ll come out and tell some stories we’ve shared together,” he
said. “We’ll have a gentleman named Michael Bush who was a
photographer and also Davy’s road manager on the comeback tour. He’ll
have some stories as well.”

The tribute will last about 40 minutes, and then the audience will be
invited to sign a condolence card for his late wife, Jessica.


On Friday night, March 30, in tribute to Davy Jones, Liverpool
Productions will be presenting “An Evening of Monkees Memories” at
Aldario’s Restaurant, 240 Naugatuck Avenue in Milford, CT. The event
is open to all ages and doors open at 7pm.

“An Evening of Monkees Memories” features the New Jersey pop-rock band
“The Characters.” The Characters were a backing band not only for Davy
Jones, but also for Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, and they appeared in
The Monkees’ video for their song “Heart and Soul.” They will be
headlining the evening with a full set of the Monkees’ hits, along
with a second set of favorites from the Monkees’ era. There will also
be trivia, giveaways and DJ entertainment by Charles F. Rosenay!!!

Charles F. Rosenay!!!’s Liverpool Productions, organizers of the
event, not only presented Beatles Conventions in Connecticut for four
decades, but also produced Monkees Convention in the state in the 80s.
Peter Tork was a special guest at two conventions, and Davy Jones was
the special guest of honor at one of the events. Charles considered
Davy Jones a friend, and they were working on a project together just
before the time of Jones’ death.

The Friday night, March 30 “An Evening of Monkees Memories” tribute to
Davy Jones at Aldario’s Restaurant in Milford, CT is a dance party
which will feature the live concerts by The Characters, DJ
entertainment, special guests, a full all-you-can-eat dinner buffet
plus open bar. Admission is $40 and reservation can be made at (203)
874-6096. For further info on the event, call Liverpool Productions at
{203) 795-4737.


From: martha

FYI, the latest issue of Rolling Stone (Bruce on the cover) has a nice
4-page tribute to Davy Jones. If I remember correctly, it is a more
extensive piece than was posted on-line right after his death.


Editor: FYI: The rock and roll hall of fame is run by the editor of
Rolling Stone Magazine…

Tribute to Jones

Rolling Stone surprised me this week with a nice story about the late
Davy Jones, who fronted The Monkees for 46 years until he died from a
heart attack Feb. 29 at age 66.

When Rolling Stone began, it was partly as a reaction against bands
like The Monkees, a prefabricated quartet of actors and musicians
based on The Beatles. The Monkees were formed to star in a television
show meant to satisfy a kid’s attention span and empty parents’
pockets — it was a perfect storm of marketing and music.

But The Monkees’ disposable pop was the ideal gateway drug for a
generation of kids who got addicted to music via “Last Train to
Clarksville” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone.” The songs were good
— they’re still good — and it was nice to see Davy’s 19-year-old baby
face in all of its 1966 glory.


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2 Responses to “Davy Jones Tributes Everywhere!”
  1. dgorter says:

    Will this tribute be televised ????

  2. brad says:

    not that we know of, but we will try to get pictures.

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