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Tribute from the other Monkees

March 1, 2012 by  
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Peter Tork:

It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my
long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones. His talent will
be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. My deepest sympathy
to Jessica and the rest of his family. Adios, to the Manchester
Peace and love, Peter T.

Micky Dolenz:

I am in a state of shock; Davy and I grew up together and shared in
the unique success of what became The Monkees phenomena. The time we
worked together and had together is something I’ll never forget. He
was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my
heart. The memories have and will last a lifetime. My condolences go
out to his family.

Michael Nesmith:

All the lovely people. Where do they all come from? So many lovely and
heartfelt messages of condolence and sympathy, I don’t know what to
say, except my sincere thank you to all. I share and appreciate your
feelings. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. While it is
jarring, and sometimes seems unjust, or strange, this transition we
call dying and death is a constant in the mortal experience that we
know almost nothing about. I am of the mind that it is a transition
and I carry with me a certainty of the continuity of existence. While
I don’t exactly know what happens in these times, there is an ongoing
sense of life that reaches in my mind out far beyond the near horizons
of mortality and into the reaches of infinity. That David has stepped
beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will
miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as
existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will
think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all
the contrary appearances on the mortal plane. David’s spirit and soul
live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with
me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so
many, including us. I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.


9 Responses to “Tribute from the other Monkees”
  1. Nice2BWU says:

    I have loved the Monkees since I was in 4th Grade – just before they broke up. I feel blessed to have listened to and enjoyed their music. Thank you so much for everything you gave. RIP Davy – see you on the other side.

  2. barb1 says:

    I just wanted to let Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones know how much your music and the television show meant to me. I didn’t have a happy childhood, I’ll spare you the details. But your music gave me hours of escape over my young life, and well into adulthood, and .. let’s face it, well PAST my adulthood. I’ve been monkee-ing around on youtube for 24 hours, checking out clips from the show. You were the original MTV! Every half hour show had 3 music videos, and the songs, particularly those written by Mike, just make me happy. And what other legacy could one want for a lifetime of work? Thank you to all. My condolences to David’s family, and to his brothers — his bandmates.

  3. Bookworm says:

    Another piece of my child hood is gone. But Davy’s spirit will live on. We will hear his sweet voice in our hearts as long as music has the power to lift our souls. So long David. We’l keep the music playn’ for you.

  4. saturdayschild86 says:

    I was in only 11 when i first saw the monkees on screen gems back in 1997, i was hooked. 🙂 Davy was always my favorite because he was kinda short, something im ALWAYS made fun of to this day, (ill be 26 in December). My humblest condolences to his family and friends. And i cant help but wonder if he’s smiling now, seein how much joy and happiness him and the Monkees gave each and everyone to us, id like to think he would want everyone to remember that happiness.

  5. Nancy says:

    I am so sorry to hear Davy died. He was too young. I saw him 2 weeks ago in NY and he looked & sounded great. He was cracking jokes and just was having a good time on stage. My prayers are with his family, friends, Micky, Mike & Peter. I’m sure the angels in Heaven are enjoying your singing. You’ll always be our Daydream Believer. I’ll be watching the Monkees marathon on Antenna TV this weekend in your memory. RIP Davy.

  6. Holly says:

    Oh how lucky I am. As a young girl growing up in Phoenix, I idolized The Monkees. I was heartbroken, and felt it was the end of the world, when my father would not take me to the radio station KRUX where the group was broadcasting. I was fortunate to see them a few times in concert as a young girl. But how blessed I was this past summer, when my husband condescended to take me to see Davy, Mickey and Peter at Mohegan Sun. When Davy sang Daydream Believer, I thought my heart would jump out of my chest. I wanted to stand up and do the “Davy slide”, but didn’t for fear of being in someone’s way. Wish I had now. Even though we all age, we are able to remain young at heart because because of this timeless and joyful music. While I never had the opportunity to meet any of the group, I know that when my time comes, I will be able to hug my mom, dance with my father again, and do the “Davy Slide” with the man himself.
    God Bless you and my thanks to all of you for such happy memories. My condolences to Davy’s family, he will remain forever in your hearts.

  7. Pghgirl says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to Davey’s family. I hold on to the wonderful memories that I have been blessed to have. Growing up watching “The Monkees” to finally getting to meet them in my 40’s and Davey being a big part of that. I will miss him but I will put in one of my many Monkee CDs and hear his charming voice over and over. Though we may not be able to see or touch him he lives in our hearts through his music.

  8. lizcp1958 says:

    I’ve watched the Monkees from the first show in 1966.. I was just 8 years old.. I loved them all but Davy was my fave..I was never lucky enough to see the Monkees in the 60’s on tour but I did get to see them twice in the 80’s on the That was then, This is now tour and just loved the shows…I got to see Davy in 2009 at Family Graw here in Metairie, LA where I live and he was wonderful singing all the old songs and some new ones…It was a show I will never forgot. Davy you will be in my heart all ways…I love you.. You are now on a different journey one that will be joyful….Prayers for Davy’s family in this time of sorrow…

  9. zoeymarie1 says:

    i watched the monkees when their show came out and i was able to watch. they are a great bunch of guys.i loved watching their show i still watch reruns every weekend. to the guys and to the family and friends iam deeply sorry for your loss.davy jones will be deeply missed by every body that knew him. thought and prayers go out to all who knew him!

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