Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork Remember Davy Jones

It’s without question that the music world is mourning the sudden loss of the former teen idol and artist Davy Jones, especially two of his close band mates from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Monkees[/lastfm], Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork.

Just last summer the three band members reunited for a 45th Anniversary Concert celebrating the greatest hits the group spawned over their four decade career, and Davy’s two friends shared their condolences about the great loss of a influential singer, band mate and friend.

Update: Fourth member, Michael Nesmith has also shared his memories in a touching tribute about Davy Jones.

Peter Tork shared a statement on his official Facebook page:

It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones.

His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. My deepest sympathy to Jessica and the rest of his family.

Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy.

Peace and love, Peter T.

Micky Dolenz shared on his Facebook page:

Can’t believe it…Still in shock…had bad dreams all night long. My love and prayers go out to Davy’s girls and family right now…

Michael Nesmith posted a tribute to Davy Jones on his Facebook page:

All the lovely people. Where do they all come from?

So many lovely and heartfelt messages of condolence and sympathy, I don’t know what to say, except my sincere thank you to all. I share and appreciate your feelings.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

While it is jarring, and sometimes seems unjust, or strange, this transition we call dying and death is a constant in the mortal experience that we know almost nothing about. I am of the mind that it is a transition and I carry with me a certainty of the continuity of existence. While I don’t exactly know what happens in these times, there is an ongoing sense of life that reaches in my mind out far beyond the near horizons of mortality and into the reaches of infinity.

That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane.

David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us.

I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.


One Comment

  1. Dear Messers:Dolenez.Tork and Nesmith,

    I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of
    your friend and fellow performer of “The Monkees”
    ..Mr.Davey Jones..My sympahies are with the three
    of you and Please convey my condolences to his family
    and friends and to the fans.

    Yours Truly,

    Kevin S.Butler.

  2. Robert .S says:

    You will not be forgotten in hearts of your freinds ,fans,musical family and fellow musicians who played with you and all that respected your craft.Please send all my my condolences to his family and friends.. Our prayers are with you davy and your family and freinds,Rest in peace davey jones.May the hands of the angels in love and peace forever be with you..

  3. Kate Schofield says:

    Memories of my youth and days of pretend engagements .That was Davey Jones and the rest of the monkees at one time or another. My heart felt a pain due to the degree of my age. People are not to die only live in our hearts forever. only shades of gray ….my favorite song of your band. Means more now than ever. Thank you David for helping me grow as a person . We never met and perhaps we will in another place or time. but you were important to me …you were all important to a little girl who grew up on a dairy farm in upstate NY . Thank you . to the birds the bees and the monkees. Until we met again . So sorry for the loss of a friend,a band mate and much more I am sure. God Bless. Katie.

  4. RainbowRay says:

    Was saddened to here about the untimely passing of Davy Janex. I remember watching the show “The Monkees” as a kid (afer school). I’ve loved their music ever since I was in my teebs. I think “I’m A Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville” are my favorites. R.I.P Davey.

    Sharing is caring and caring is sharing; living is giving and giving is living
    306 days and still BELIEVING in the KINDNESS of STRANGERS!

  5. deshika says:

    i miss you so much! rip davy!

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