In advance of The Monkees show at the Mesa Arts Center this Friday night (click here for ticket info), every day this week I’ll be posting a different interview (or interview segment) with a member of The Monkees.
Tomorrow I’ll continue with part 2 of the conversation I had with Peter Tork a couple of weeks ago. But today, I wanted to once again share one I had with Davy Jones in December 2008. Davy was coming to Phoenix for a solo concert at one of the casinos, and I was told by his rep that he was on his way to the barber shop, but he had about 15 minutes free. Which helps to clarify the references at the beginning of the call.
Davy was funny, charming, had a great perspective on his life, and as you’ll hear had his priorities straight. I never laughed so much during an interview before or since, and I’ve mixed out as much of my own part of the conversation as possible, but left virtually every bit of Davy’s part intact.
During the interview Davy talked about:
- Micky and Peter
- signing autographs
- his first chart single before The Monkees
- the January 1967 trip to Phoenix that became a first season episode of the show
- working with symphony orchestras
- David Cassidy
and most important, the greatest joy in his life.
Here’s the complete conversation. I hope you enjoy it.
This is one of my favorite songs by The Monkees. Davy wrote it and we talked about it during our conversation.