I am completely gutted over the news that Davy Jones passed away. I have loved the Monkees, both the TV show and their music, since I was about 4 or 5, in the late 60's. Their music has been part of the fabric and soundtrack of my life, always. My fave tape that I listen to in my car all the time is one with alternating Monkees and Partridge Family songs. I got to see Davy, Peter and Mickey perform in 1986, both in Cohasset and at the Melody Tent in Hyannis. I went to the latter show with my friend Jack, and we didn't have tickets. We snuck into the show after hanging around at the back of the Tent near the tour buses before the show started. Davy emerged from the bus and passed close enough for us to touch him. It was a night neither Jack nor I will ever forget.
My sincerest condolences to his wife, children, family and friends. He will be missed.