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"Just dug out my old Monkees album. Dusted off the B.I.C. turntable; cleaned the needle with rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip. Fired up the huge, ancient, Pioneer (two-channel) receiver. Threw the wax on the platter. The pops and clicks are part of 'Pleasant Valley Sunday.' Turned it up real loud. Memories never sounded so good."
Jones' death at 66 has sparked a massive amount of genuine, heartfelt comments. Daydream Believers, Clarksville residents and denizens of Status Symbol Land remembered meeting and idolizing the musician from The Monkees.
iReporter Mark Stepaniak of Stuart, Florida, just got to meet Davy Jones a few days ago. He and some friends went to The Black Marlin restaurant after a February 23 performance and caught up with the star, whose wife was in a show at the Lyric Theatre across the street. Stepaniak took the photo at the top of this post, which shows Rebecca Anderson and Sara Mullen posing with Jones, and decided to send it in to CNN. He has fond memories going back to childhood.
“As a kid, I would always watch their TV shows and would listen to their records, back when they were vinyl," Stepaniak said.
Below is the most-liked comment, a fond farewell to Jones. One replying reader pointed out that the other David Jones owes a little something to Davy.
MrBunbury: "Thank you for the music Davy, a true class act. They don't make 'em like you anymore. Rest in peace."
Ras137: "Actually they do, the music industry today pretty much functions the way the Monkees were created. Get a bunch of pretty people, have professional songwriters give them their material. Endlessly promote them. The ignorant masses buys it up. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Even with all that, you can't deny the greatness of some of their singles: 'I'm a believer,' 'Pleasant Valley Sunday,' 'Daydream Believer.' RIP Davy Jones. As a side note, without Davy Jones we would not have David Bowie (whose original name is David Jones, but changed to avoid confusion with this Davy Jones). So I guess we would have David Jones and the Spiders from Mars. Just seems wrong."
One reader recalled once meeting Jones.
puapuapua: "I had the good fortune to know Davy back in the late '60s when I worked in the industry. He truly was a sweet, kind, friendly, funny, down to earth guy. Even though we lost contact when I moved across the country & later left the music industry, I always smiled when I remembered the fun moments being around him. He was a gentle rarity in an otherwise dog-eat-dog business. He truly will be missed."
This person was quite saddened to hear the news.
2lincolns: "He had the reputation of being one of the nicest guys in the music biz. He never forgot his fans. During the Monkees, he was the one who would visit with them, talk with them, and even give them gifts. After the show and up until recently, he always made time to visit, take pictures, sign autographs - all with a great sense of humor about himself. And he remained a consumate performer, giving his all to every audience he had. My sorrow is shared by his family and friends, I'm sure. Maybe this outpouring of fond wishes and wonderful memories will help, knowing that he made millions of people happy. What a legacy. Catch you on the flipside, Davy."
Commenters didn't seem to mind too much that The Monkees weren't a typical band.
quasardrake: "Davy Jones was my first crush, as a child. The Monkees may have been 'pre-fab' - even at five I understood they were a knock off of The Beatles, but I liked them better. And Mike Nesmith pretty much created the idea of "music videos," at least the kind that sort of tell a mini-story, out of hand. The had their own validity and I followed them even after the break up. I'm really sorry to hear this. Davy's gentle, pleasant voice takes me right back to the best parts of my childhood instantly. I'm glad we got to hear him. RIP, Davy, from a life long fan."
This post seemed to sum up what a lot of folks were saying.
Tommyknocker: "66 is far to young an age for this day dream believer to enter into his Pleasant Valley Sunday. Rest in peace to a great man and a true inspiration to us all. May he find his last train to Clarksville full of adoring fans on the other side."
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