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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Teen Idols

It has been a week for teen idol memories.

When I was eleven years old I fell "in love" with an older man. I met him on a TV screen and he was dreamy. We'd meet every Monday night. I'd laugh at his and his friend's antics, and when he sang, I'd swoon. Oh, how I loved him!
David "Davy" Jones
1945 - 2012
I was very sad to hear that Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away this week. He was such a showman and I loved him. I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to see the Monkee's reunion concert last year. It was wonderful seeing them all again and brought back so many memories. I loved all of the Monkees, but Davy was my favorite.

My sister, Jennifer, is 14 years younger than I. She also fell in love with an older man on TV when she was about eleven. His name is Rick Springfield, and truth be told, she still loves him.

Rick Springfield
3/2/12 at the Fillmore in Detroit

Last night our teen idols converged. Jennifer and I went to see Rick Springfield at the Fillmore in Detroit (just a block from where we last saw the Monkees) and he played a Monkees song and said a few words about Davy. So many people loved Davy and the Monkees! Bless you, Rick for celebrating Davy's memory.

Davy, you will always be in my heart. I am grateful that you were a part of my life. May you rest in peace.


Anonymous said...


Just wanted so say that Davy was my favourite Monkee too!

Very sad that he is no longer with us.

Chris said...

I loved the Monkees too!
It sounds like you and your sister had a wonderful night together.

Deb said...

I remember watching that show every single week and listening to their albums (albums? what are those - LOL). He was my favorite too!