Monkees.Net - The #1 Monkees Web Site Since 1994 !

Interview: Davy Jones: When it comes to the Monkees, never say never

December 2, 2011 by  
Filed under davy, news feed

For Davy Jones, life is good. His daughter is about to be married. And he’s preparing to announce a new round of solo tour dates in the New Year.

More immediately, starting Saturday, he’ll be seen as co-host, with Peter “Herman” Noone of “’60s Pop, Rock & Soul: My Music” on PBS stations around the country.

The show, taped in Pittsburgh, features an assortment of ’60s musical acts, including Paul Revere & the Raiders, Jefferson Starship, the Kingsmen, Percy Sledge, ? and the Mysterians, Eddie Floyd, the Miracles, Gary Lewis and the Playboys and the Vogues.

Jones says he was very pleased with the way the special, which was filmed over a couple of days, turned out.

“We came home with a lot of photographs. It was like being in the perfume department at Macy’s,” he said in a phone interview this week.

Any highlights from the taping? “Meeting Jackie DeShannon and hearing some of the voices I was so familiar with. Also, seeing my old pal Peter Noone,” he said.

The abrupt end to the Monkees 2011 tour, which received generally great reviews, was a stunner to Monkees fans. Rumors swirled as to the cause. Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork cited business reasons in brief statements. Jones confirmed that.

“They threw eight more dates at us that weren’t even talked about. There were Japanese festivals on the cards, Australian tours in the cards,” he said.
But Jones said, in contrast to earlier reports, that shows on the 2011 tour were recorded — by him. ┬áHe say he also has tapes of the British reunion shows from the ’90s with all four Monkees.
“I have 30 shows on tape from the (2011) tour,” he said. “I haven’t even looked at them. Last week, my bass player had them taken to a video house. I have to look at them and see what I’ve got.”
Jones has solo dates planned for the new year. Some are listed on his website and he said more will be added soon. But he left the door open to playing with his fellow Monkees again.
“As far as the Monkees go, never say never,” he said. “The audience loved what we did. It was a success.
“When it is over? I’m just waiting for a phone call.”

via Interview: Davy Jones: When it comes to the Monkees, never say never – National Vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll |

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

You must be logged in to post a comment.