Last Train To Clarksville

29 Feb

Davy Jones, of the 60’s TV show and rock band the Monkees has gone too soon at the young age of 66. Rest in peace Davy…I’m still a “Daydream Believer”. All Images @ Flickr




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38 Responses to “Last Train To Clarksville”

  1. susielindau February 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    I loved watching the Monkees on Saturdays. What a great show to grow up with. So sad that Davy left us so soon. I kind of expected him to show up on Dancing With the Stars.

    • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 12:31 am #

      I recently, just last week in fact saw a Biography TV show on his life, and he said though he never used drugs before a show, He did down a lot of “Red Bull”. I have to wonder if it was a contributing factor. Sad ..yeah, the Monkees, and Batman, were two shows my cousin and I made sure we raced one another home on our shared “Gift Pony” in time to return to watch.

      • susielindau March 1, 2012 at 12:44 am #

        What the heck Gift Pony did you share???

        • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 12:53 am #

          Our Granny gave us a pony between the two of us…though we lived 5 miles apart…the “Pulp Wood” Truck drivers had a ball causing their trucks to back fire when they came down the road seeing us at full gallop…and watching him throw us both off in the ditch, or sprawling out onto the highway…But, hey, if Batman, or the Monkees was coming on…believe me… we always got the Paint back, and were both home in time for the show…

          • susielindau March 1, 2012 at 12:56 am #

            You should write about that!

            • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 1:02 am #

              You’re probably right…so much dysfunctional family, and repressed memory stuff from that time till now… to be honest, that’s one of the few vivid flash back, kodaks I have from those days.

  2. Paula Tohline Calhoun February 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Thanks for this info! Boycotting the TV news and most of the print media, often leaves me out of the loop for some of these bits of info. I was a great Monkees fan, too! To this day, whenever Hubs and I drive through Clarksville, GA, we start to sing that song! Good memories. Do you know how he died? I saw him recently on a rerun of an “Extreme Makeover-Home Edition” in which he was contributing some of his memorabilia for the Mom in the family.

    • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 12:26 am #

      Apparently it was a heart attack…sad, yes, I recently, just last week in fact saw a Doc/Biography TV show on his life, and he said though he never used drugs before a show or anything…He did down a lot of “Red Bull” have to wonder if it was a contributing factor. I commend you on your choice of boycotts…”Spooky Dude” George Soros has the final say in what is reported globally anyway.
      Bless You

  3. Three Well Beings March 1, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    I have felt sad all day! I got out my good old worn vinyl tonight and had my own moment. Thank you for the tribute! Debra

  4. prenin March 1, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    Another childhood hero gone too soon…

    God bless!


  5. Caddo Veil March 1, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    Thanks for the post–cannot believe he’s gone so soon. He had the Dick Clark youthful look thing going too…

  6. Jamie Dedes March 1, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    A lovely homage, tastefully done and respectful.

  7. WordsFallFromMyEyes March 1, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    I can almost hear them singing…

    This post was so well put together – I loved the memorabilia and all. That old singles record … unreal! Fancy dying at 66 though. How does that happen? If you knew you were going to die at 66 you would…

  8. The Hook March 1, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jones years ago; what a great guy!
    Humble, kind, gracious…
    What a loss…

  9. dribblingpensioner March 1, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    A very good group at one time and i did like the music, he was he same age as myself.

  10. thirdhandart March 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    When we were young, my siblings and I used to watch the Monkees and Batman on TV. So sad that Davy Jones is gone. Very nice tribute.

    • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      Those were the two shows I never missed back then either.

    • nursemyra March 5, 2012 at 3:30 am #

      It all seems so long ago now

      • sonsothunder March 5, 2012 at 3:34 am #

        And still seems like just yesterday at the same time…to me anyway…
        Bless You

  11. Konstantina March 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    I know a little about Monkees but I love vinyl records.

    • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      Well, I know little about wedding dresses. But, my friend Harry over in Northern Ireland knows quite a bit about them, he’s always posting a good laugh or two also…Checkem out…

      • Konstantina March 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

        Oh my .. are they real? they are sooooo ugly !!!!!

        • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

          Well, being on Harry’s site…they have to be real…But, if they’re not, somebody seems to be wearing them…Harry’s always got a good joke going on.

          • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

            Oh, you asked if they are real…Are we still talking about the dresses? Hey, Konstantina, don’t be afraid to visit and leave a comment on Harry’s site…he’s harmless really. He has a lot of good material on his site…wait…not like, Material for dresses, but, anyway, he’s good people and has a lot of good post…and usually good for a laugh or two…if you visit his site he’ll visit yours, but, much like me…probably wont know how to comment a lot about wedding dresses. Anyway, thanks for visiting again, it’s been a while since I’ve seen you around.
            Bless You

          • Konstantina March 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

            Maybe I misunderstood; They were so ugly like they were unreal.

  12. dribblingpensioner March 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Paul thank you, but you will get me a bad name saying, i know a lot about dresses :lol:

    • sonsothunder March 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

      lol, Well, Konstantina doesn’t agree that you have good taste in them…that’s probably a good sign.

      • dribblingpensioner March 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

        We cannot please everyone’s taste, but i’m sure Konstantina will find lots to like in my world :lol:

  13. From The Pews March 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Ummm, I reposted this and shared it on my :?

    Hope that’s ok…


    God Love You, Paul and may Davy Jones be sitting at His Table beside Him ♥

  14. suitablefish March 5, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    very nice tribute. I love, love, love the memorabilia. I used to have some of that. Of course the Davy Jones figurine. I even took my lunch to school in a Monkees lunch box!

    • sonsothunder March 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Now that’s what I would love to stumble upon…the Lunch Box complete with thermos, now, wow, would probably be worth between $400-$800, just guessing, as they once brought a little more than they have recently. Check your mamas addict…lol

  15. nrhatch March 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Perfect title for a premature departure ~ I loved the Monkees, especially Davy Jones. Thanks.

    • sonsothunder March 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

      Thanks Nancy,
      Yes this was very sad. I watched his life story on the BIO channel, and a week later he passed away. He was still actively singing from what I understand. For sure he still was last year when they made the Do-Whop Public Television special. Ever how you spell Do-Whop. Sad,,,real sad.
      Bless You

  16. Mark Goodwin March 6, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    Nice to see your mention of Davy Jones.
    Very briefly, the first half of my life was totally engulfed in the music industry, lived, breathed, drank and ate it! The second half…well that\s a whole different story. But from the age of 13 that was it, I had found my pathway in life..Music!
    In 1969 I went to LA to play the Greek Theatre, after the show Davy Jones (amongst others) came back stage to say hello. From that moment on we just hit it off, and when ever I was in LA (which was only once or twice) he would insist that I stay with him at his place in the Hollywood Hills with him and his family, first wife Linda and baby Tahlia. David was a true gentleman, a Pro, a real nice person. He was never the superstar, always just another nice guy. He has left us too soon, and will be missed by, probably thousands, but let us all spare a thought for his family, his children and his grandchildren God bless him he made a lot of people very happy. RIP David.

  17. patti kuche March 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    He was such a sweetie! I remember the absolute thrill of seeing them drive by our school gates in the Monkee Moblie, the four of them just monkeying around! Lovely tribute, thank you!

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