It has been exactly four years since actor, musician, singer, songwriter, author and one-fourth member of the 1960’s band The Monkees, Davy Jones, died of a severe heart attack at the age of 66.
I was fortunate to have met Davy briefly just seven months before he died. I’ve met a few celebrities in my life and have never been starstruck because I know they’re human, just like you and me. The ones who I’ve met have been nice and friendly. However, meeting The Monkees, especially Davy, was different. Maybe it was because The Monkees and their music were a part of my childhood (I wasn’t born when the television series The Monkees first aired, but I watched reruns of it every summer when it aired in syndication) and because he was my first (celeb) crush.
From the music he performed with The Monkees and in his solo career, to portraying himself on an episode of The Brady Bunch, he brought a lot of smiles and happiness to many people, including myself. 😍 🎤 🎶 🎵 🙂