MATRIXSYNTH: RIP Davy Jones

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

RIP Davy Jones


Davy Jones passed away this morning from a heart attack. The Monkees were one of the first groups to use a Moog modular. They are credited as the first pop band to use one in their 1967 release "Daily Nightly" below. Although the system was purchased by Mickey Dolenz, you can see Davy spent some time with it. That's him to the left of Mickey. See Moog - Early Days in Rock for reference. via Micke (different Mickey, no y) in that post: "Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees bought one of the very first IIIP's (oak cabinets) in sep '67 so he might have used that system on The Notorious Byrd Brothers.I reckon this is the synth he plays in the Daily Nightly video"

Image via sunshine factory.


YouTube Uploaded by Gowansgroupie on Feb 14, 2008

"Micky Dolenz singing Daily Nightly"

From the same year:

The Monkees - Daydream Believer Music Video (HQ)

Uploaded by ewtyhsry7j on Jan 23, 2011

"'Daydream Believer' is a song composed by John Stewart shortly before he left the Kingston Trio. The song was originally recorded by The Monkees, with Davy Jones singing lead vocals. The single hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart. It was The Monkees' last number one hit in the U.S. It was also recorded by Anne Murray in 1979, whose version reached #3 on the U.S. country singles chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Oh I could hide 'neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings
The six o'clock alarm would never ring
But it rings and I rise, wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shaving razor's cold and it stings

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

You once thought of me as a white knight on his
steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Oh, and our good time starts and ends
With a dollar one to spend
But how much baby do we really need?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?
Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?
Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?"

And a more recent video of Davy Jones covering the track.

Davy Jones - Daydream Believer-LIVE

Uploaded by 123MrsBoo on Feb 15, 2010

We'll miss you Davy.

1 comment:

  1. That first photo isn't actually them.

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