Yes, I was a fan of The Monkees when I was a kid. Would you like to know what my very first school lunchbox was? Yep, it was a Monkees lunchbox, just like the one to the right here. Same Thermos, same white vinyl with the picture of that cool GTO on one end. I loved that lunchbox.
I was among all those young people who’d tune in every Saturday to see what kind of hijinks The Monkees would get into on the television. Micky Dolenz was my favorite singer of the four, Mike Nesmith wrote the best songs, Peter Tork was mainly the goofy funny guy, and Davy Jones was the Monkee all the boys wished they could be like — the one who got the girls all the time.
What Davy’s death did was to bring back a flood of pretty fond memories for a lot of people. So why not relive some of them here? Thanks Davy!