Man, such a sad day. I’m sure you have all heard the news that The Monkees star Davy Jones has passed away. I can remember watching The Monkees when it was syndicated on Nick at Night as a kid. It’s funny, but The Monkees have so many iconic songs I guess I never realized it before.
Ms. Pinky Lovejoy is very broken up about Davy Jones passing and just sent over this wonderful story about how she loves Davy and her experience meeting him just a short time ago at the Hollywood Show.
Check out her article after the jump!
Hello, my lovelies. Pinky Lovejoy here heartbroken and crying over the news that Davy Jones from The Monkees has passed away. Perhaps you think I’m joking right now, but it’s true. Big pink tears are running down my cheeks as I’m so sad about my favorite Monkee leaving this earth way too early (he was only 66!).
Davy Jones was my favorite Monkee for several reasons, but the main one was that he wasn’t afraid to poke fun of himself. One of my favorite episodes of The Brady Bunch was when Davy Jones made a cameo appearance and kissed Marcia on the cheek. I was DYING that someone could write a letter to their favorite celebrity and then they’d show up at their house and KISS THEM.
Granted, it was a TV show and not reality, but at that young age I didn’t know the difference and was inspired. In fact, I was hoping Ricky Schroder might follow suit and show up at my door (wait, what? How did he get into this story?). After Davy kissed her cheek, Marcia said she’d never wash that cheek again, and it seemed completely rational to me. I could relate.
A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to meet Davy Jones at the Hollywood Show. Now, I normally go to the show anyway, but when I saw his name on the list I squealed from excitement. I could not WAIT to meet him and hopefully get a picture of him kissing my cheek like he did with Marcia Brady. Thankfully, I was able to get a “normal” picture with him and one of him pretending to kiss my cheek. How fortunate that I met him right before he passed away after wanting to meet him my whole life. It’s a bittersweet memory, but one that I’ll treasure.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. Thank you, Davy, for the music, the memories, and the pictures. You will be missed.