Davy Jones


He was the tall one with the touque, the Monkee not to monkey with. Michael Nesmith’s passing Friday at 78 is another dagger to the heart of TV and music fans who grew up in the ’60s, ’70s. Even into the ’80s when the Texas native became better known for pioneering music video compilations, producing

The late, great Hollywood photographer Gene Trindl shot a lot of TV Guide covers–over 200 in total. The shoot that kept on giving, he once told me, was the day he spent with The Monkees.Trindl got a call in 1966 to photograph the four young stars of the NBC comedy. Think Beatles, he was told.

Jones at the summer 2011 Television Critics Association press tour Like a lot of Boomers, I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Davy Jones Wednesday in Florida. The former Monkee apparently died of a heart attack at 66. He belted out “Daydream Believer” one last time at a concert in New York City less

BEVERLY HILLS, CA.—It’s been a pretty good press tour when you can say you were in on sessions with Harry Belafonte, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Lewis, Gloria Steinem, Davy Jones, Rosie O’Donnell, Hugh Laurie, Ken Burns, Anna Paquin, Smokey Robinson, Kelsey Grammar, Ted Danson, Mike Judge, Luke Wilson, Cameron Crowe, Laura Dern, Al Jean, Sarah Michelle