Here he came. Walking up Coronation Street. The yet un-funniest love sprung. To every one he meets. Hey-Hey it's Davy Jones! The poor sod will not be monkeying around. In fact the only monkeying he'll be doing. Will never make another sound. OUCH! Too jovial for a introductory piece, right? Well, I just wanted to lighten by the mood a bit, especially after hearing the tragic news of the death of...

David Jones

I remember as a child that whenever I would sit down in front of the television set, and watch 'The Monkeeys', my Mum would always say the same three things to me, whenever she saw Davy Jones on the screen. Firstly, she'd say "Oh! Isn't he lovely, I'm going to cut your hair in the same way his is" (which she did, because she's a hairdresser). Secondly, she'd squint for a bit, and ask "Is he singing for real? It doesn't look like he is!" (he was, it was just that sometime Davy was not that good at synchronizing to playback). And thirdly, she would always say "Did you know that he was Ena Sharples Grandson in Coronation Street? Because he was you know!" (she was right, he was).

Plus there's a lot of other pieces of trivia I can tell you too:

  • Davy John's was performing in the cast of 'Oliver!' on the same night that the Beatles performed of the Ed Sullivan Show (February 9th 1964)
  • Australian comedian, Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage), was Davy's chaperon whilst he was in 'Oliver'.
  • He was married three times, and he had four children. 
  • David Bowie's original name was David Johns, and changed it because 'our Davy' was a successful star by this time.
  • Jimmy Hendrix opened for the Monkees 1967 tour. 
  • He was born in Manchester, in 1945.
  • Micky Dolenz had a premonition that something bad was going to happen to Davy before he died. 
  • Davy rejoined the cast of "Oliver!" once he finished with the Monkees.
  • Davy began hosting episodes of A and E weekly series, "Meet The Royals" for the Biography Channel in 2003.
  • There was going to be a fourth Monkeys reunion tour planned for this year called "An Evening with The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour".
  • Davy had his own website -  www.davyjones.net 

Now I know that I could go on a say things like Davy was a chain-smoker in his teenage years, but I won't. Instead, I would just like to thank Davy for being who he was. He was an inspiration for most Brits at the time, and showed that we could all reach for the stars if we had the talent and the temerity to strive for what we wanted in life. Moreover, I would like to pass on my condolences to both his family and friends, and say to them to take heed in how much everyone loved Davy for what he was.

You will be missed my friend.