Re: DAVY JONES R. I. P.
posted at 3/2/2012 8:34 PM EST
In Response to Re: DAVY JONES R. I. P.
[QUOTE]He was a fake musician in a fake band. A copy of the real thing. He got a nice living out of it. Let's not pretend he was Frank Zappa or something.... thank Neil Diamond, Carole King, etc. for that great music. Plus the stuff that Dolenz sang was better..... sucks to be a running, healthy vegetarian and die of a heart attack. I guess that is a cautionary tale for all of us.
Posted by Davedsone[/QUOTE]
Seriously you know nothing. DJ played the drums but Kirschner wanted him up front . So Dolenz a guitarist learned the drums. Both Tork and Nesmith played the guitars. It was a made up band and they wanted it to be a success as much money was involved. All bands play others music. Diamond, King, Boyce and Hart wrote many songs for a lot of people before they became famous. All the people that played on their records also played on some other very famous bands. And many like the Beach Boys and Beatles used studio muscians like Niel Young, Stephen Stills, Glen Campbell and many others before they became who they became. BTW "After the end of their relationship with Kirshner, the Monkees went into Goldstar Studios in Hollywood determined to prove to the world that they were a bona fide group and could play their own instruments. What resulted was Headquarters
, with all four Monkees in the studio, now together at the same time, with very few guest musicians. Produced by Chip Douglas
and issued in May 1967, the four Monkees wrote and played on much of their own material. Nearly all vocals and instruments on Headquarters
were performed by the four Monkees (the exceptions being few, usually by Chip Douglas on bass). The album shot to No. 1, but was quickly eclipsed the following week by a milestone cultural event when The Beatles
released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.'"