Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Davy Jones, the cute one, dead at 66

I was riding a subway in Boston many years ago listening to two men argue about who was better, the Monkees or the Beatles.

It's a matter of taste, all subjective. Maybe the Monkees were better. They were probably better actors. Mickey Dolenz met the Beatles and they were nice fellows. They marveled at the TV show and how they managed to do it week after week.

Today I heard the news that Davy Jones has died of a heart attack at age 66.

He came to America in the '60s playing the Artful Dodger in the stage production of Oliver! which got him a Tony nomination. According to, he appeared with the cast of Oliver! on the Ed Sullivan show the same night as the Beatles.

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