Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Hey, Hey We're the Monkees!"

Photo from the Vancouver Sun

Davy Jones back then...

And more recently (2009) (CTV news)

For a couple of years we  watched 'em every week, with their up-beat music and crazy antics.  They weren't about heavy political stuff, they just wanted to have fun.   Yes, they were a 'put together' group, intended just for the program in which they starred, but they clicked -- and ended up being a "real" band.  

"Hey, hey -- we're the Monkees!
And people say we monkey around,
But we're too busy singin'
To put anybody down."
- from "[Theme Song for] The Monkees" by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

In a decade that got darker before it ended, with war and assassinations and chaos, before rock and roll got harder and tougher, The Monkees brought us light, life and laughter.  

Davy and his cohorts helped us believe in our daydreams.  May he rest in peace.

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