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2012-02-29 05:56:02 PM

SilentStrider: I have no idea why this headline is supposed to be funny.



farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-02-29 05:59:33 PM

AbbeySomeone: mephisto6: This started an "ear-worm" war at work, which somehow resulted in having HR Puff N Stuff in my Netflix queue...

I thought of that too.


Yeah, a small bright spot I guess.

R.I.P. Monkee man

/can't believe they don't have Banana Splits!
 
2012-02-29 06:00:16 PM
dl.dropbox.com

RIP Navy Drones
 
2012-02-29 06:02:59 PM
t3.gstatic.com

RIP Paul McCartney
 
2012-02-29 06:09:49 PM

cryinoutloud: I barely know who this guy is, and I don't get the headline. Carry on.

/How farking old do you have to be to remember the Monkees? They were almost before my time, and I'm old.


I was born in 1980 and I was gonna marry Davy. Then I found out that my mom was gonna marry him too and that those were just reruns on Nick at Night.

:(
 
2012-02-29 06:10:24 PM
t0.gstatic.com

RIP Casey at the Bat
 
2012-02-29 06:10:47 PM
They were snarked off as the "Pre-Fab Four",but during a visit to the UK in March 1967,they met up with the the Beatles during their Sgt. Pepper sessions. The Fabs were duly impressed with the Pre-Fabs.
 
2012-02-29 06:13:26 PM
I'm sad. Because when I realized I loved boys at age 4, Davey Jones was one of my first crushes. Even when he was playing the tambourine I wanted to marry him.
 
2012-02-29 06:15:09 PM

ParadisePornoTheater: But seriously folks ...

I have only fond memories of the Prefab Four. First saw them on CBS in the early 70s, not having a clue they already broke up a couple years earlier.

Loved them more & more as I leapt through the UHF channels later in the decade. I was even pleased to get the occasional updates on them in 16 and Tiger Beat during that time.

I will be forever grateful to the former MTV for their 20th anniversary jubilee in 1986 ... too many words to say more here.

First saw Head in 1989 - still a wild flick, still got it on VHS. Even liked that short-lived ABC series from the late 90s where all four were finally back together.

So long, Davy boy, and thanks for the laughs.


You need to upgrade Head to Blu-ray. :)

I'm going through my DVDs right now of the TV show. Fantastic comedy, with a lot of shiat slid by the censors.
 
2012-02-29 06:17:32 PM

tb tibbles: They were snarked off as the "Pre-Fab Four",but during a visit to the UK in March 1967,they met up with the the Beatles during their Sgt. Pepper sessions. The Fabs were duly impressed with the Pre-Fabs.


John invited them to a party after a day of recording. The party inspired Micky's psychedelic/ragtime/scat rant "Randy Scouse Git." As Micky put it, "I was told I had a wonderful time."
 
2012-02-29 06:19:14 PM
RIP meme propagators are typically people who have absolutely nothing of value to add to any threads. It's a good time to make new additions to your ignore list! Troll away, guys!
 
2012-02-29 06:19:49 PM

BrianGriffin: Michael Nesmith gets my vote as the best song writer of the bunch. Two songs on P,A,C, and Jones, LTD are gems: "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round," and "Love Is Only Sleeping." The first is very solid western-tinged rockabilly while the latter is just a great pop song.


Might have been mentioned already, but Mike Nesmith also wrote this gem:

My favorite cover of Different Drum (new window), featuring the still-lovely Susanna Hoffs.
 
2012-02-29 06:20:35 PM
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RIP CRAZY ZONES
 
2012-02-29 06:27:05 PM

expobill: [gradtripfleamarket.files.wordpress.com image 400x254]
RIP CRAZY ZONES


Oddly enough, that's fitting since without the Monkees project, Jack Nicholson wouldn't have had an in with the guys who wound up producing his first major movies.

/Jack also co-wrote Head.
 
2012-02-29 06:27:50 PM

rhiannon: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The Monkees influenced alot of people and bands. Most importantly, they led to the creation of The Mosquitoes.
[images.wikia.com image 495x343]
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The single most important band of all time! ALL TIME!

The Mosquitoes predate The Monkees.

I love the Monkees.


And Alice Coopers high school band was called "The Earwigs"!
 
2012-02-29 06:28:07 PM
Very good work, submitter.
 
2012-02-29 06:29:50 PM

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: RIP meme propagators are typically people who have absolutely nothing of value to add to any threads. It's a good time to make new additions to your ignore list! Troll away, guys!


Got no religion, don't need no friends
Got all I want and I don't need to pretend
Don't try to reach me, 'cause I'd tear up your mind
I've seen the future and I've left it behind
 
2012-02-29 06:31:44 PM
Daddy's Song and Zilch are two of my Monkee favorites.

Love Daydream Believer, even if it will never cheer me up again.

/China kept a calling allameter (sic)
//ditto
///ditto
 
2012-02-29 06:33:40 PM

FirstNationalBastard: expo

Oddly enough, that's fitting since without the Monkees project, Jack Nicholson wouldn't have had an in with the guys who wound up producing his first major movies.


cool, i just returned from a meme hiatus, and posted that pun.
 
2012-02-29 06:33:58 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Firing up another stogie, ordering another pastrami on rye and yelling yet again THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE

CSS--I used to work for Time Life and from time to time the powers that be would bring in the people who did the music commercials. Davy did one for one of the sixties sets and he was the only one who came in who literally went to everybody's desk and said hello and chatted for a bit. Super nice guy. Super TINY guy too. Plus he kissed all the women's hands like a true English gentleman. I think several of my older female co-workers enjoyed their first orgasms in decades as a result of that.

/can't believe I'm the first one to post Abe
//another part of my childhood gone
 
2012-02-29 06:35:23 PM

ParadisePornoTheater: /China kept a calling allameter (sic)


[not_sure_if_serious.jpg]

/China clipper calling Alameda
 
2012-02-29 06:37:22 PM
I have been distraught for the majority of the day. I am so glad I had the chance to see them in concert last summer and had a chance to sing with them.

The tired old RIP meme made me laugh the first time today, thanks Fark!
 
2012-02-29 06:37:27 PM

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: RIP meme propagators are typically people who have absolutely nothing of value to add to any threads. It's a good time to make new additions to your ignore list! Troll away, guys!


/ignored
 
2012-02-29 06:38:33 PM
family.lifegoesstrong.com
 
2012-02-29 06:38:47 PM

BKITU: tb tibbles: They were snarked off as the "Pre-Fab Four",but during a visit to the UK in March 1967,they met up with the the Beatles during their Sgt. Pepper sessions. The Fabs were duly impressed with the Pre-Fabs.

John invited them to a party after a day of recording. The party inspired Micky's psychedelic/ragtime/scat rant "Randy Scouse Git." As Micky put it, "I was told I had a wonderful time."


Oh yes,there was a line in that tune that I first heard as,"The four kings of Nehemiah". It was "The four kings of EMI",a tip of the musical hat to their hosts.
 
2012-02-29 06:39:03 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-29 06:39:19 PM

Sass-O-Rev: Steve Stills auditioned to be in The Monkees but was told his teeth were too crummy looking.


Didn't get any better either. I heard an interview with Stills in the '90s and he sounded like his whole mouth was completely rotted out.
 
2012-02-29 06:42:07 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-29 06:50:12 PM
I guess he's free now. (new window)

I was one of those 6/7/8 year olds of the 80s that loved the Monkees in their resurgence. Couldn't get enough of my mother's Monkees memorabilia she still had. She even had the Davy solo record from prior to his time with the Monkees. My younger sister wore that record out. I renamed my navy blue crayon Davy Blue. I can recall my mother quite enjoyed the fact we preferred the Monkees to other music at that time.

I only hope my mother, rest her soul, is quite enjoying that Davy Jones concert in heaven tonight. Davy brought joy to plenty of people.
 
2012-02-29 06:50:16 PM
RIP George Jones
 
2012-02-29 06:53:29 PM
All the lovely people. Where do they all come from?

So many lovely and heartfelt messages of condolence and sympathy, I don't know what to say, except my sincere thank you to all. I share and appreciate your feelings.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

While it is jarring, and sometimes seems unjust, or strange, this transition we call dying and death is a constant in the mortal experience that we know almost nothing about. I am of the mind that it is a transition and I carry with me a certainty of the continuity of existence. While I don't exactly know what happens in these times, there is an ongoing sense of life that reaches in my mind out far beyond the near horizons of mortality and into the reaches of infinity.

That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I won't abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane.

David's spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us.

I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.

- Michael Nesmith


Lovely.....just lovely.

The fact that it was written by my favorite Monkee makes it all the sweeter.

Rest in peace, Davy Jones. You were enjoyed.
 
2012-02-29 06:56:12 PM
NBC news just said that in 1967, the Monkees sold more albums that the Rolling Stones and Beatles combined. That can't be true, can it? The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's and Magical Mystery tour and the Stones had a couple of lesser known albums released that year.
 
2012-02-29 06:59:43 PM
While standing in line outside at the Beatles' final live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco 1966, an airplane circled overhead and threw out flyers advertising the soon to come Monkees TV show. Wish I'd kept one, or anything else from the concert.
 
2012-02-29 07:01:05 PM

2 grams: They didn't play thier own instruments, you know.


/just sayin


Not true. In private, Davy often played a little organ.
 
2012-02-29 07:02:01 PM

BKITU: ParadisePornoTheater: /China kept a calling allameter (sic)

[not_sure_if_serious.jpg]

/China clipper calling Alameda


Much appreciated, son. Thanks.
 
2012-02-29 07:03:36 PM

9beers: NBC news just said that in 1967, the Monkees sold more albums that the Rolling Stones and Beatles combined. That can't be true, can it? The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's and Magical Mystery tour and the Stones had a couple of lesser known albums released that year.


The Monkees had four albums that were all either brand new or relatively new in 1967.

The Monkees (debut album) was released in 1966.

More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and PAC&J were all released in 1967. All three hit #1 on the charts. And I'm betting the first album was still selling very well when '67 began.

So it isn't impossible to think that the Monkees outsold both the Beatles and Stones combined, especially when you consider that Magical Mystery Tour wasn't released until Thanksgiving in the US, and Sgt. Pepper wasn't even out until mid-'67.
 
2012-02-29 07:03:50 PM

santadog: IXI Jim IXI: Car_Ramrod: Despite the headline, we're talking about The Monkees, not The Beatles.

The Beatles only had a fake drummer.

I still think Ringo was one of the world's first drum machines...

Ringo was the worlds luckiest drummers.


Someone once asked John Lennon if Ringo was the greatest drummer in the world.

John replied, "Ringo isn't even the greatest drummer in the Beatles!"

/John was mean and cruel
 
2012-02-29 07:05:48 PM

BohemianGraham: ParadisePornoTheater: But seriously folks ...

I have only fond memories of the Prefab Four. First saw them on CBS in the early 70s, not having a clue they already broke up a couple years earlier.

Loved them more & more as I leapt through the UHF channels later in the decade. I was even pleased to get the occasional updates on them in 16 and Tiger Beat during that time.

I will be forever grateful to the former MTV for their 20th anniversary jubilee in 1986 ... too many words to say more here.

First saw Head in 1989 - still a wild flick, still got it on VHS. Even liked that short-lived ABC series from the late 90s where all four were finally back together.

So long, Davy boy, and thanks for the laughs.

You need to upgrade Head to Blu-ray. :)

I'm going through my DVDs right now of the TV show. Fantastic comedy, with a lot of shiat slid by the censors.


Ooh ... want that and that. Thank you as well.
 
2012-02-29 07:07:07 PM

wambu: So which celebrity do we think is dead is actually still alive?


Zsa Zsa Gabor, obviously. If you can call that living...
 
2012-02-29 07:12:50 PM
FirstNationalBastard: 9beers: NBC news just said that in 1967, the Monkees sold more albums that the Rolling Stones and Beatles combined. That can't be true, can it? The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's and Magical Mystery tour and the Stones had a couple of lesser known albums released that year.

The Monkees had four albums that were all either brand new or relatively new in 1967.

The Monkees (debut album) was released in 1966.

More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and PAC&J were all released in 1967. All three hit #1 on the charts. And I'm betting the first album was still selling very well when '67 began.

So it isn't impossible to think that the Monkees outsold both the Beatles and Stones combined, especially when you consider that Magical Mystery Tour wasn't released until Thanksgiving in the US, and Sgt. Pepper wasn't even out until mid-'67.


Also a very large % of the Beatles' sales numbers(probably over half, especially one the less popular ones) have came from SINCE they have been broken up.
 
2012-02-29 07:15:40 PM

AbbeySomeone: Optimal_Illusion: Daydream Believer (new window)

Thank you. That's the first song I thought of. My friends and I had the biggest crush on him when we were in grade school.
See also, David Cassidy - Partridge Family.
I has a sad.

/off my lawn
//don't touch my 45's


*touch* *touch* *touch*
 
2012-02-29 07:15:49 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
RIP Davy Jones

/Can we get The Monkees in the Rock 'n' Roll HoF now?
 
2012-02-29 07:16:19 PM

Judy Jetson: Who didn't do this with their friends?
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Only people with no friends.

/Sweet dreams Davy
 
2012-02-29 07:23:27 PM

Candygram4Mongo: wambu: So which celebrity do we think is dead is actually still alive?

Zsa Zsa Gabor, obviously. If you can call that living...


I can't believe she wants to live, poor lady.

As for my celeb guess as per your query: Jan Michael Vincent? Victoria Principal? Don Johnson?


Boris S. Wort: [upload.wikimedia.org image 331x600]
RIP Davy Jones

/Can we get The Monkees in the Rock 'n' Roll HoF now?


Jann Wenner's bug up the butt still won't go away. So no.

/still waiting for Def Leppard and ELO
//Cheap Trick too
 
2012-02-29 07:25:49 PM

SilentStrider: I have no idea why this headline is supposed to be funny.


pre/fab four
 
2012-02-29 07:38:34 PM
Who?

/no, just kidding. Who?
 
2012-02-29 07:47:34 PM
Back in the mid 90's I saw Davy Jones perform at the Wilmington Delaware 4th of July concert & fireworks show. He was bombed off his ass, humming instead of singing some of the lyrics. I felt bad for him, spending the holiday doing a free show in Wilmington but my friends and I were amused at how he made the best of it by being three sheets to the wind.

Antenna Tv channel has been showing the Monkees on the weekends, and I've been watching it religiously for the past couple of months. It's going to be really sad to watch now, knowing he's gone...
 
2012-02-29 07:51:44 PM

Candygram4Mongo: santadog: IXI Jim IXI: Car_Ramrod: Despite the headline, we're talking about The Monkees, not The Beatles.

The Beatles only had a fake drummer.

I still think Ringo was one of the world's first drum machines...

Ringo was the worlds luckiest drummers.

Someone once asked John Lennon if Ringo was the greatest drummer in the world.

John replied, "Ringo isn't even the greatest drummer in the Beatles!"

/John was mean and cruel


Yep, Lennon was a self serving little dick. A little bit of me likes to think if he had lived, the beatles would've re-united, ala KISS and completely saturated their brand. reality shows would've followed, and they would've just been another foot note in history. instead of the bloated corpse of a horse that keeps getting flogged to this day.

To be fair, the only Beatles music I have I usually Beatles songs performed by people other than the Beatles. And I love the various artists album that is the soundtrack to the Sgt peppers Lonely hearts club band movie. It's horrible and cheesy but a good time.
 
2012-02-29 08:08:39 PM

Boris S. Wort: [upload.wikimedia.org image 331x600]
RIP Davy Jones

/Can we get The Monkees in the Rock 'n' Roll HoF now?


No, because Jann Werner is a hypocritical cock goblin. :(

ParadisePornoTheater: BohemianGraham: ParadisePornoTheater: But seriously folks ...

I have only fond memories of the Prefab Four. First saw them on CBS in the early 70s, not having a clue they already broke up a couple years earlier.

Loved them more & more as I leapt through the UHF channels later in the decade. I was even pleased to get the occasional updates on them in 16 and Tiger Beat during that time.

I will be forever grateful to the former MTV for their 20th anniversary jubilee in 1986 ... too many words to say more here.

First saw Head in 1989 - still a wild flick, still got it on VHS. Even liked that short-lived ABC series from the late 90s where all four were finally back together.

So long, Davy boy, and thanks for the laughs.

You need to upgrade Head to Blu-ray. :)

I'm going through my DVDs right now of the TV show. Fantastic comedy, with a lot of shiat slid by the censors.

Ooh ... want that and that. Thank you as well.


Yes, Head on Blu-ray is awesome. We get all of the Monkees screen tests for the show, and extra bonus features of Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show, A Safe Place (well this bonus film was pretty shiatty actually), Drive, He Said, and The King of Marvin Gardens. Thanks Criterion (new window)!

I have the original DVD sets of Season 1 and 2, that came done up like 45s in the portable record player. I would kill for them to put the TV series on Blu-ray.

FirstNationalBastard: 9beers: NBC news just said that in 1967, the Monkees sold more albums that the Rolling Stones and Beatles combined. That can't be true, can it? The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's and Magical Mystery tour and the Stones had a couple of lesser known albums released that year.

The Monkees had four albums that were all either brand new or relatively new in 1967.

The Monkees (debut album) was released in 1966.

More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and PAC&J were all released in 1967. All three hit #1 on the charts. And I'm betting the first album was still selling very well when '67 began.

So it isn't impossible to think that the Monkees outsold both the Beatles and Stones combined, especially when you consider that Magical Mystery Tour wasn't released until Thanksgiving in the US, and Sgt. Pepper wasn't even out until mid-'67.


Not only that, Headquarters was number one for a week, and then Sgt. Pepper came out, and it was number two for the entire summer behind Sgt. Pepper. Beatles fans who have the Anthology DVD set, see if you can spot Mike Nesmith and his wife Phyllis at the time in the video for A Day in the Life.
 
2012-02-29 08:23:05 PM
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