Wednesday, February 29, 2012

R.I.P. Davy Jones

I was young.  I was in love.  

He was one of a handful of cute faces decorating my wall that I'd reach up to kiss each night before going to bed (thanks to Tiger Beat Magazine's crystal clear glossy centerfold posters).  

When I see his face today... my mind wanders
back to a simpler time. 

 Where an innocence lived that even now... 

 46 years later...

I crave. 

R.I.P. Davy Jones
You will always be a Superstar in my book... 

I wanna be free,
Like the bluebirds flying by me,
Like the waves out on the blue sea,
If your love has to tie me,
Don't try me, say good-bye.
I wanna be free,
Don't say you love me, say you like me
But when I need you beside me,
Stay close enough to guide me,
Confide in me, whoa-oh-oh.
I wanna hold your hand, 
Walk along the sand,
Laughing in the sun,
Always having fun.
Doing all those things 
Without any strings to tie me down.
I wanna be free,
Like the warm September wind, babe,
Say you'll always be my friend, babe,
We can make it to the end babe,
Again, babe, I've gotta say...
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free,
I wanna be free.

And now you are free....

Davy Jones ~ Dec. 30, 1945 - Feb. 29, 2012


  1. I had not heard about his death. I remember Tiger magazine and all the cute guys back then.

  2. OMG he was soooo cute!!! He was my age dang.... He should still be going strong... But yes He is free!!! LJ

  3. Oh how sad I am about this death! TOO young to be gone! Hugs!

  4. HI Bobbi, Thanks for posting this because I hadn't heard about his passing. I too remember how cute he was and how all us,teenage girls, stared dreamy eyed at his photo. I hope it was natural causes and not some bad choice he made.
    Thanks for sharing-it took me down memory lane.
    Hugs, Noreen

  5. The guys certainly had put a spell on everyone...remember the TV show!?

  6. I had not heard he had passed away. He was also one of my heart throbs.

  7. It's hard to see someone my own age pass away; and yes, he was a DOLL!

  8. OMG. I just found out about his passing. Then I updated my dashboard and saw your post. What a touching tribute. He was such a sweetie. A real heart-throb. His memory will live on in the songs. RIP, Davy.

  9. Such sad news. This does remind me of simpler times.

  10. Reminders of a much simpler time of life. So sad!

  11. Brings back a really good time for me too, Bobbi! Thanks for the memories Davy!

  12. Another sign of the passing of time. I loved all the Monkees!

  13. From the mom-
    As yes, Tiger Beat Magazine - kinda like our bible for the age. Yes I did hear about Davy;s passing - and suddenly I felt my age. I wonder, when he wrote that song, if he ever thought about how fitting it would be for today.

  14. "Those were the days".
    RIP sweet one.

  15. Bobbi, This is how a friend explained the upcoming changes to me. Still not sure that I understand...

    O.k. so starting tomorrow  (March 1st) Google makes these changes. Google connect will end for everyone not having a dot-blogspot-dot-com ending for their site. So if you do have this ending or your friends do they will remain on your list. ( for now ) However those who have dot-com like wordpress, typepad etc. you will lose google friend connect.
    Google is trying to get everyone to join google +, it will soon be inevitable. If those sites join google + I believe they can connect that way. Bloggers with blogspot endings will need accounts soon as well. They are also getting rid of Piknik in April and using google +.
    Followers will need to be subscribing to email updates or other means to get information on their favorite blogs.

  16. Oh my gosh, Bobbi! I never missed an episode of The Monkees and had ALL their albums! I even turned down a date with a REAL MAN so I could watch the show! Davy was my favorite, but today it would be Mike Nesmith. I came home tonight and saw Mickey Dolenz on The Piers Morgan Show, but had missed the whole first part, so I am taping the late version to find out what happened. What happened to him?

  17. It is so sad. I read about it on Yahoo today. You have posted a lovely tribute for him.

  18. I just found out some things. Davy was the youngest of all The Monkees and was a vegetarian and exercised a lot. They all thought he would be the last to go! Looks like a heart attack, all of a sudden. He had not been sick. They think it might have been heredity, both his parents died really young.

  19. Hey there, Bobbi... my Mom was remembering The Monkees with fond nostalgia....

    the passing of Whitney houston did that to me several days ago..... music is such an unseen but powerful background to our lives, isn't it? Simply hearing a song can bring up all kinds of memories.... of the people we were with; of the events that were happening around us; of where we were and what we were doing when a certain song you said, it brings back thoughts of simpler times.....


  20. Someone was taking a pole of favorite Monkees songs and you could pick from Daydream Believer, Monkees Theme Song, Last Train to Clarksville and Other. My choice was Other because my favorite was "I Wanna Be Free." Couldn't believe that one wasn't on the list!


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