We were deeply saddened to hear the news this morning on the passing of Davy Jones, lead singer for The Monkees, due to a fatal heart attack. The Monkees starred on their own TV series by the same name back in 1966, and although they were compared to The Beatles due to their British descent and bowl haircuts (not to mention the misspelled animal names), the group made music that was all their own. Catchy, fun, and romantic, The Monkees will always be known for their hit that's stood the test of time — "Daydream Believer":
"Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings / The six o'clock alarm would never ring / But it rings and I rise wipe the sleep out of my eyes / The shavin' razor's cold, and it stings / Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean / To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?"
With a full, long career past the Monkees and beyond, we're thankful for the legacy Davy Jones left behind in the music world. We wish his family all the best, and will continue to watch and listen to The Monkees with a heart full of nostalgia.
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