I heard today the very sad news that singer, actor,jockey, and former Monkee Davy Jones passed away from a heart attack in his home today, he was only 66. Long before Davy was a Monkee, he was a child actor on British soap operas and played The Artful Dodger in Oliver! on Broadway. Ironically, the night that The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show, Davy was backstage with the cast of Oliver! waiting to perform; little did he or the screaming hordes in the theater know that he’d become as idolized as Paul McCartney in just two years.
I had the great pleasure of seeing Davy perform with Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz when they did a Monkee reunion in 1996. It was a great show and you could see that Davy LOVED performing. My sister and I had 7th row seats and at one point, Davy walked up and down the side aisles, touching hands with fans. I found myself calling “Come here Davy!” (just like a tween again). Alas we were too far in the aisle, but man, what a fun show! I recall it once said of Davy that “..if a fridge door opened, he’d do five minutes!” and I could just see him performing for the milk and mayonnaise. He had one of the most unique, warm, yet seductive voices I’ve ever heard. Behold several of my favorites:
And here’s the funny scene from The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) where Davy sings Girl at the school dance –looking a bit confused at the grunge influence,but so fun! The teachers are turned on and the students eventually realize that this guy was cool! (not the best quality, but the only copy I could find)
A commenter on YouTube wrote today: “A part of my childhood passed away today.” I think many American women in my generation (1960’s) would sadly agree. Farewell Davy. Thanks for the joy.
Posted in Chick Stuff, Obituaries, Off-Topic, Pop Culture-Past and Present, TeeVeeeee!
Tagged Brady Bunch, Brady Bunch Movie, Davy Jones, Girl, Here Comes Tomorrow, Johnny Cash, Look out, Monkees, Nine Times Blue, obituary, Riu Chiu, She Hangs Out, The Monkees, Together, Valleri
Now, I refuse to read any of these ridiculous side ads that seem to have found an amazing amount of ‘Moms’ in my ‘local’ area who all have found ‘miraculous $5 tricks’ to erase the lines of time.
But I admit, a long time ago, I did once open an ad for the ‘strange simple secret’ to lose belly fat. It led to page upon page upon page promising that you’d read this secret soon, and that it was ‘so simple’ that you wouldn’t believe it! Well, I was a good 40+ pages in and it still kept promising the ‘secret’ would really work, but I closed the ad because I just didn’t care, and by the time I had the ‘answer’ I probably could have walked around the block 3 or 4 times!
But back to this ‘local Mom’. You know, these ads always feature the face of a woman who has never had wrinkles, or worse, the picture where a bar sweeps back and forth over a gruesomely photo-shopped wrinkly face, transforming it into an immaculately smooth face. (shudder!) Yet today, the latest picture I’ve seen for these annoying ads caught my eye. Here it is, slightly enlarged:
Oka-a-a-y. So I guess this means to lose my wrinkles I only have to become a green Orion Slave Girl? Hmm. Maybe it works? Look, here’s Susan Oliver getting the same treatment in 1964! 😉
Well, I never found out what the $5 trick was, and although I’m sure that green makeup hides the wrinkles, I’ll leave the application to the descendants of Fred Phillips!
Posted in Chick Stuff, Fun and Silliness, Pop Culture-Past and Present, Star Trek: The Original Series
Tagged Girl, Green Orion Slave, Local Mom, Make Up, Miracles, Star Trek, Susan Oliver, Wrinkles