Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Davy Jones Memorial Haikus

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Though he and his fellow Monkees were picked to be on a TV show because they seemed safe, Davy Jones was somehow controversial. This was mostly because he and the other members of the band didn't play their own instruments. Though most pop singers are guilty of the same charge, with The Monkees, it somehow mattered. Perhaps it was because, unlike Britney Spears, The Monkees mimed. The band was comprised of fakers. But fakers who voiced some truly great pop tunes.

Those great pop tunes and Jones' easy-going manner was why he was named the No.1 teen idol of all time by Yahoo Music. Not bad for a kid who originally quit acting at age 14 to pursue a career as a jockey.

Though Jones continued acting and recorded an album of original tunes, that seemingly inane controversy followed him no matter what endeavors he later pursued.

Jones died of a heart attack in his Florida home this morning. He was 66.

As is BW's tradition with notable deaths, we reached out to our readers and staff for memorial haikus. The offerings are below. Any additional haikus may be left in the comment box.

Chelsea Mortensen
Not my favorite
Though he will be missed greatly
And then there were three

Josh Gross
Dreamy believer
You made hearts swoon and shudder
Shook your own too hard

Jesse Nussbaum
Take the last train out
For the fake Brit invasion
Heyhey, Monkee, Hey.

Doug Taylor
No day job heartthrob
The good life of a monkey
The zoo will miss you

Josh Gross
Marcia Brady's crush
Mike Nesmith's nemesis
Enjoy your locker

Andrew Crisp
A poor man's Beatles'
Some said. Daydream Believers
Davy Jones was one.

David Hanson
Davy Jones has died
No need to check his schedule
Concerts are over

Sabra Blue
We crushed on you but
You grew old like the rest and
Died. How sad it is.

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