Friday, March 2, 2012

Goodbye Davy Jones

WTIT would like to bid farewell to Davy Jones of The Monkees. Davy was born David Thomas Jones in Manchester, England, on December 30, 1945. Ironically, he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show with the cast of the musical “Oliver” the night The Beatles debuted. The Monkees were formed to cash in from the idea of turning The Beatles “A Hard Day's Night” film into a weekly TV comedy. WTIT attended the mid 80's reunion of The Monkees, (without Michael Nesmith) in Connecticut. Davy suffered a fatal heart attack while tending his horses in Florida. Davy was 66.