Losing Whitney Houston last month was a shock, but yesterday a piece of my childhood died. Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away suddenly in Florida. The Monkees were a big part of my childhood. For a lot of women my age, Davy was their first ‘official’ crush. I was just a fan of the Monkees, I liked the zaniness of the show. And also enjoyed a lot of the music.
I also have to give Davy and the guys credit, without the Monkees there never would have been the BackStreet Boys, N Sync etc. The Monkees were the prototype of the boy bands who had so much success in later years, and Davy was the quintessential ‘cute one’. According to an article by Fox News Davy Jones holds the #2 spot (behind Shaun Cassidy) on the List of the 10 Biggest Teen Idols in History.
For me the Monkees were a part of my childhood and hearing that one of them is dead is like having a little piece of my childhood die with him.
Rest in Peace Davy, And thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories.