Dogwood considered Davy JonesPublished 5:15pm Sunday, March 4, 2012
One musical artist Dogwood Fine Arts Festival considered was Davy Jones of The Monkees, who died of a heart attack in Florida Feb. 29 at 66.
“His name kept popping up, and we really looked into trying to get him,” Max Sala of the music committee confirmed Sunday.
The committee didn’t get far in its process, however, before Jones reunited with bandmates Micky Dolenz, who performed at the Cass County Fair, and Peter Tork for a tour which stopped at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Ind., on June 28.
Yahoo Music in 2008 named the British heartthrob top teen idol of all time.
“The pre-Fab Four” was created for TV in 1966 and also included Michael Nesmith for an NBC sitcom which lasted two seasons, until March 1968. It won two Emmys in 1967.
The Monkees’ hits included “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “I’m a Believer.”
Jones played himself on “The Brady Bunch” in an episode where Marcia was president of his fan club and intent on getting him to appear at her school dance.
Ironically, at 18, Jones appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with the Broadway cast of “Oliver” the same night as The Beatles.