Davy Jones may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. Fans and first-timers alike will find A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees filled with the memory and legacy of Davy Jones.
At the peak of the Monkees’ popularity, Davy Jones was so loved that another David Jones ditched his last name in favor of… ‘Bowie.’
Davy Jones began his musical and acting career as a young teenager in Oliver!, a musical that first ran in a London and later on Broadway. He soon made several appearances on American television before signing his first record label. As a 19-year-old, Davy released his first single “Dream Girl” in February of 1965. His first Billboard 100 Hit, “What Are We Going To Do?” came that August, just one month before he auditioned for an as of yet unknown television show….
That television show, The Monkees, premiered in September 1966 with its initial run ending in March 1968, and the rest was history. The Monkees eventually wrote their own music and went on to tour the world. With a Manchester accent and chipmunk cheeks, Davy catapulted into the hearts of young girls everywhere – he was the original teenage heartthrob.
Despite his death last year, Davy’s charm and talent lives on in A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees. Wednesday’s show with reunited bandmates Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork is more than a concert — it’s an experience. Part of the performance features a multimedia display filled with rare photos and videos, old behind-the-scenes footage and treasured deep cuts and recordings. Though he won’t be there in person, Davy’s legacy lives on – in the music, the history, and persons of Micky, Michael and Peter, as well as all the fans.
You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity for Monkees fans to honor Davy Jones and celebrate everything the band did together – Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. in Dell Hall.