Expert: Davy Jones was the Monkee All the Girls Loved

Davy Jones was the face of the Monkees, and in some ways paved the way for Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber, as the young pretty boy that made women swoon.

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Davy Jones was the face of the Monkees, and in some ways paved the way for Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber, as the young pretty boy that made women swoon.

 

Expert

Rob Weiner, associate librarian and pop culture expert, Texas Tech University Library, (806) 742-2238 ext. 282 office, (806) 780-8775 mobile, or rob.weiner@ttu.edu.

 

Talking Points 

  • Davy Jones was the Monkee that all the girls loved. He was the pretty boy of the group.  Peter Tork was the whimsical one, Mike Nesmith the intellectual and Micky Dolenz the jack of all trades; Davy Jones was the face of the group.
  • The group managed to have some timeless rock classics “Last Train to Clarksville,” “ I want to be Free,” “Daydream Believer,” “I’m a Believer” and many others.

 

Quotes 

  • “For a group that was created for television, the Monkees managed to have a 40+ year career that generations of music lovers could enjoy. At one time the group played with Jimi Hendrix in one of the most bizarre double bills in the history of rock. The Monkees really never lost their popularity and continued to tour off and on.”
  •  “The Monkees continued to make good music during the 1980s and 1990s and had a number of hits including ‘That was Then, This is Now,’ and ‘Heart and Soul.’”